We are what we eat: how and why governments intervene in food markets

Rachel Griffith interviewed by Viv Davies, 26 May 2014

Diet-related chronic diseases are a major public health concern. Addressing this concern is a key government policy objective. This Vox Talk argues that the impact of these policies on diet and health outcomes depends on how consumers adapt their consumption behaviour and on how firms respond in terms of the prices they set and the foods they offer.


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Topics: Health economics
Tags: Commodity prices, food, junk food, obesity

Rachel Griffith
Deputy Research Director, IFS; Professor of Industrial Organization, UCL; and Research Fellow, CEPR