Health Economics and Policy Seminar Series: Incentivizing Nutritious Diets

Health Economics and Policy Seminar Series

Date: Thursday 26 February

Time: 4.30pm

Venue: Blavatnik School of Government, Board Room

Speaker: John Cawley, Cornell University

Title: Incentivizing Nutritious Diets: A Field Experiment of Relative Price Changes and How They are Framed

John Cawley is a Professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management, and the Department of Economics, at Cornell University. He is co-Director of Cornell's Institute on Health Economics, Health Behaviors and Disparities.

In addition to his affiliation with Cornell, John is a Visiting Professor at the School of Economics of the University of Sydney, Australia, an Honorary Professor at the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics at the National University of Ireland, Galway, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and a Research Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). He was a member of the Institute of Medicine Committee "Prevention of Obesity in Children and Youth" and has served on advisory boards and expert panels for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other government agencies.

For his research on the economics of obesity, John has received the Investigator Award in Health Policy Research from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the John D. Thompson Prize for Young Investigators from the Association of University Programs in Health Administration, and the Charles C. Shepard Science Award in Prevention and Control from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. John is also the recipient of the Kappa Omicron Nu / Human Ecology Alumni Association Award for Excellence in Advising of students at Cornell.

Prior to arriving at Cornell, John was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar in Health Policy Research at the University of Michigan from 1999-2001. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago and his undergraduate degree in economics from Harvard University.

This series is co-hosted by Blavatnik School of Government and Green Templeton College.