Conference on Economic Aspects of Obesity

November 10-11, 2008

The Economic Aspects of Obesity Conference, held at Louisiana State University on November 10-11, 2008, brought together leading researchers in the field of childhood obesity and provided an opportunity for them to highlight new developments in this field. The two-day conference was hosted by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), who received funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana.

The papers presented at the conference are included here and were published in May 2011 by the University of Chicago Press.