Anil Markandya, Ibon Galarraga, Luis M. Abadie, Josu Lucas, Joseph V. Spadaro

What Role Can Taxes and Subsidies Play in Changing Diets?

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Volume 72 () / Issue 2, pp. 175-210 (36)

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The study examines the use of fiscal instruments to achieve a healthier diet while reducing CO2 emissions. The methodology is to minimize the deadweight losses in attaining a healthy diet. Given that the shift should not impose a large burden on the consumer, the analysis is conducted with a system of taxes and subsidies – a bonus-malus framework. The model generates heavy subsidies on carbohydrates and heavy taxes on red meats, which would be politically unacceptable. A more plausible goal may be to aim to close the gap between the current diet and a healthier one by 20–25 percent.

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