Is the Obesity Epidemic a Public Health Problem? A Review of Zoltan J. Acs and Alan Lyles's Obesity, Business and Public Policy
Tomas J. Philipson
Richard A. Posner
Journal of Economic Literature
no. 4, December 2008
We review the recent but growing economic literature on the worldwide growth of
obesity, relating the review to a recent anthology of articles—Obesity, Business and
Public Policy. We discuss the competing explanations for the growth of obesity as well
as the role of governments in attempting to limit it.
Philipson, Tomas J., and Richard A. Posner.
"Is the Obesity Epidemic a Public Health Problem? A Review of Zoltan J. Acs and Alan Lyles's Obesity, Business and Public Policy."
Journal of Economic Literature,
Health: Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health