|Date:||22 January 2018|
|Authors:||Laurens Cherchye , Bram De Rock , Rachel Griffith , Martin O'Connell , Kate Smith and Frederic Vermeulen|
The impact of variation in diet quality across individuals on obesity and diet-related disease has received much attention, but variation in individuals’ diet quality over time less so. This column combines British data on food purchases with a model in which individual choice is driven by the influence of a healthy self and an unhealthy self to examine self-control problems in food choice. The results indicate that self-control problems in food purchases are important, and that the interaction of the mechanisms at play merits investigation.
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