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Internal seminars: "Synergies and trade-offs between the promotion of healthier diets and food-related greenhouse gas emissions"

21/03/2017 dalle 13:15 alle 14:00

Dove Dipartimento di Scienze Statistiche - Via Belle Arti 41 - Bologna - Aula III

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Concetta Castiglione
Research fellow - Dipartimento di Scienze Statistiche Bologna

This paper estimates the impact of the 5-a-day UK campaign to promote fruit and vegetables (FV) consumption, focusing on the substitution effects induced by the policy. These effects are then translated into changes in environmental greenhouses gas emissions. Using micro-data between 2001 and 2014 from the Expenditure and Food Survey (EFS) and the Living Cost Survey (LCS) conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in the UK, we adopt a counterfactual demand approach to elicit the policy effect, based on an almost ideal demand system (AIDS) specification to estimate food demand.

Alessandra Luati
Silvia Cagnone