The behavioural economics of exercise habits

Jeremy D Goldhaber-Fiebert, Alan M Garber, 22 February 2011



In the US, obesity – and the chronic diseases it can cause – is putting health policy under enormous strain (Flegal et al. 2010). One recent study finds that between 1993 and 2008 obesity was a greater threat to the health of Americans than smoking (Jia and Lubetkin 2010). But it is not just the US.

Topics: Frontiers of economic research, Health economics
Tags: Behavioural economics, exercise habits, health, sport

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