Should Governments Control What We Eat?

The first ECORES chair will be taking place at the Solvay Brussels School! Be prepared for a series of intriguing lectures on food policies.

Should Governments Control What We Eat? 

by Rachel Griffith (Institute for Fiscal Studies and Manchester University)


ECORES is research and teaching institution, which federates three centers of excellence: CORE (Center for Operations Research and Econometrics, Université Catholique de Louvain), ECARES (European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics, Université libre de Bruxelles) and KU Leuven’s Department of Economics.

In this lecture series, Professor Griffith will discuss what different types of policies, aimed at reducing obesity, might achieve in terms of reducing long-run inequalities in health, social and economic outcomes. 

  • Thursday, April 19, 18:00-19:30Inaugural lecture"Should the Government Control What We Eat?". This lecture takes place at ECARES (ULB, room R42.5.503) and is followed by a cocktail in the cafeteria of the R42.
  • Monday, April 23, 11:00-13:00: "Self-control in Food Purchases".This lecture takes place at ECARES (ULB, room R42.2.113).
  • Tuesday, April 24, 16:00-18:00"Tax design for sin goods".This lecture takes place at CORE (UCLouvain, room Doyens 22).
  • Thursday, April 26, 11:00-13:00"Habit Formation in Sugar Consumption". This lecture takes place at the Department of Economics (KU Leuven, room HOG 02.22).

Registration is free but compulsory: 

Jeudi 19 avril 2018
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R42 Solvay Building
42, avenue Roosevelt
1050 Brussels
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