NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Estimation of a Dynamic Model of Weight

Shu Wen Ng, Edward C. Norton, David K. Guilkey, Barry M. Popkin

NBER Working Paper No. 15864
Issued in April 2010

---- Acknowledgements -----

This research uses data from China Health and Nutrition Survey (CHNS). We thank the Institute of Nutrition and Food Safety, China Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Carolina Population Center, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the NIH (R01-HD30880, DK056350, and R01-HD38700) and the Fogarty International Center for financial support for the CHNS data collection and analysis files, and for partial support of Ng and Popkin. We also thank Harsha Thirumurthy, Shoou-Yih Daniel Lee, Linda Adair, William Greene, Trevor Long, participants of the Annual Health Econometrics Workshop, seminar participants at the University of Michigan, and three anonymous reviewers for helpful comments and suggestions for improvements. None of the authors has conflict of interests of any type with respect to this manuscript. All errors are of the authors’ alone. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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