Course: Obesity Economics

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Topic Activities
Course Introduction Lecture 0
Session 1: Obesity Economics

Reading

Lecture 1

Session 2: Basic Facts of Obesity as Presented by Finkelstein

Reading

Lecture 2

Session 3: Consumers, Incentives, and Weight

Reading

Lecture 3

Session 4: Limitations of Consumer Sovereignty

Reading

Lecture 4

Session 5: Role of Government and Potential Policies

Reading

Lecture 5

Session 6: Who Benefits from Obesity?

Reading

Lecture 6

Session 7: Applying Economic Logic to Policy

LiveTalk 1

Students come prepared with a one paragraph essay on economic logic and policy

Session 8: The Limits of Economic Logic

LiveTalk 2

Students come prepared with a one paragraph essay on the limits of economic logic