Do Menu Labeling Laws Translate into Results? Impacts on Population Obesity and Diabetes

10 Pages Posted: 11 Jun 2016

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Jacqueline Craig

Miami University of Ohio, Richard T. Farmer School of Business Administration, Department of Economics, Students

Charles C. Moul

Miami University of Ohio - Department of Economics

Gregory Niemesh

Miami University of Ohio - Department of Economics

Date Written: May 25, 2016

Abstract

We separately use the difference-in-differences technique and the synthetic control method on county-level data to test the impact of mandatory menu labeling laws on obesity and diabetes rates. Results show a decline in the growth of obesity rates following passage of the law at the state level in California and for six counties on the East Coast. We identify no significant impact to diabetes rates.

Keywords: Obesity, health, calories, menus

JEL Classification: I12, I18

Suggested Citation

Craig, Jacqueline and Moul, Charles C. and Niemesh, Gregory, Do Menu Labeling Laws Translate into Results? Impacts on Population Obesity and Diabetes (May 25, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2792252 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2792252

Jacqueline Craig

Miami University of Ohio, Richard T. Farmer School of Business Administration, Department of Economics, Students ( email )

208 Laws Hall
Oxford, OH
United States

Charles C. Moul (Contact Author)

Miami University of Ohio - Department of Economics ( email )

Farmer School of Business
Oxford, OH 45056
United States

Gregory Niemesh

Miami University of Ohio - Department of Economics ( email )

208 Laws Hall
Oxford, OH 45056
United States

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