NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Studying the Child Obesity Epidemic With Natural Experiments

Robert Sandy, Gilbert Liu, John Ottensmann, Rusty Tchernis, Jeffrey Wilson, O.T. Ford

NBER Working Paper No. 14989
Issued in May 2009

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank Shawn Hoch, Zhang Ya, Megan McDermott, Bikul Tulachan, and Jonathan Raymont for research assistance. This study was funded under NIH NIDDK grant R21 DK075577-01. We thank the participants at the Purdue University Department of Agricultural Economics seminar, at the NBER pre-conference and conference on Economic Aspects of Obesity for many helpful comments and Kristen Butcher a careful and insightful review. 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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