The ‘Soda Tax’ is Unlikely to Make Mexicans Lighter

Presented by the NZ Work Research Institute and the School of Economics.

In response to a growing burden of non-communicable diseases such as obesity, several countries have imposed, or are debating, a ‘soda tax’ on drinks with added sugar. The WHO has called on governments to use such fiscal measures, and argues that taxes that raise sugary drink prices at least 20% will lead to proportional reductions in consumption. Read more.

Friday, 10 March 2017 at 1pm
Room WF710, level 7 Business School building
42 Wakefield St, Auckland city

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About the presenter: John Gibson is Professor in the Department of Economics, University of Waikato. He taught previously at the University of Canterbury, and the Economics Department and Center for Development Economics at Williams College. Since receiving his PhD from Stanford University he has worked in the following countries: Cambodia, China, Fiji, India, Papua New Guinea, Russia, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Thailand, Tonga, Vanuatu, and Vietnam. His teaching and research interests are in microeconomics and in the micro econometric aspects of development, labour and the international economy.