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Outcomes in a Program that Offers Financial Rewards for Weight Loss

John Cawley, Joshua A. Price

NBER Working Paper No. 14987
Issued in May 2009

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The authors gratefully acknowledge a research grant from the Economic Research Service of the USDA on Behavioral Health Economics Research on Dietary Choice and Obesity. The authors thank Company X for providing their data and for the generosity of their time in explaining their intervention and discussing the data. For helpful comments, the authors thank Dan Benjamin, Dhaval Dave, Ron Ehrenberg, Michael Grossman, Naci Mocan, and participants in a Cornell work-in-progress seminar, the NBER pre-conference on the Economic Aspects of Obesity, and the NBER Conference on Economic Aspects of Obesity. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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