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Does Information Disclosure Improve Consumer Knowledge? Evidence from a Randomized Experiment of Restaurant Menu Calorie Labels

John Cawley, Alex M. Susskind, Barton Willage

NBER Working Paper No. 27126
Issued in May 2020

---- Acknowledgments ----

For their financial support, we are grateful to the Institute for the Social Sciences, the Institute for Healthy Futures, the Building Faculty Connections Program, the Cornell Center for Hospitality Research, and the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University. Cawley thanks the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for an Investigator Award in Health Policy Research. For expert research assistance, we thank Katie Loshak, Julie Berman, Jenna Greco, Colin Wellborne, Julia Baker, and Miranda Miller. For their helpful cooperation with the study we thank Chefs Tony Vesco and Bob White, and instructors Chris Gaulke and Heather Kowalski. This experiment was approved by the Cornell IRB, protocol ID # 1509005830. This study is registered in the AEA RCT Registry and the unique identifying number is: AEARCTR-0000940. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Alex M. Susskind ----

Susskind would also like to thank the Center for Hospitality Research at he School of Hotel Administration in the SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University for their financial support of this project.

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