Front-of-package (FOP) labels are becoming increasingly popular as a policy to combat obesity. They signal to consumers when a product contains high concentrations of unhealthy nutrients, such as sugars, sodium, saturated fats, and calories. But do these policies effectively address obesity?
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Published by Hagit Hagit Caspi Mon, 2023-05-08 11:05
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Building on UC Berkeley’s existing strengths in the field — including top-ranked programs in the social sciences, a popular undergraduate major in political economy, and hubs like the Network for a New Political Economy (N2PE) — BESI will support training at all levels, from the undergraduate level
Published by Hagit Hagit Caspi Wed, 2022-11-16 15:23
Quitzé Valenzuela-Stookey, an incoming assistant professor in economics, speaks with Anna Verkova, a third-year PhD candidate in the Department of Economics at UC Berkeley.
Published by Hagit Hagit Caspi Thu, 2022-09-15 10:20
In this interview, Berkeley Economics PhD student Felipe Lobel interviews incoming faculty member Nano Barahona. Nano Barahona is an assistant professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley. His main interests lie in the fields of industrial organization and public economics.
Published by Hagit Hagit Caspi Wed, 2022-09-14 11:00
In this interview, 5th-year PhD student Andrew Tai welcomes new faculty member Federico Echenique, whose research focuses on understanding economic models of agents and markets.
Published by Hagit Hagit Caspi Mon, 2022-08-29 12:28
New research suggests that increased uncertainty caused by the U.S.–China trade war negatively affected stock prices.