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Food, Economics, and Health

Alok Bhargava

Abstract

This book provides a firm grounding in the concepts and issues across several disciplines including economics, nutrition, psychology and public health in the hope of improving the design of food policies in the developed and developing world. Using longitudinal (panel) data from India, Bangladesh, Kenya, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Pakistan, and extending the analytical framework used in economics and biomedical sciences to include multi-disciplinary analyses, this book shows how rigorous and thoughtful econometric and statistical analysis can improve understanding of the relationships betwe ... More

Keywords: public health, food policies, India, Bangladesh, Kenya, the Philippines, Vietnam, Pakistan, socioeconomic variables, nutrition

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199269143
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269143.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alok Bhargava, author
University of Houston