Nutrition Economics: Principles And Policy Applications

Hardcover | November 23, 2016

bySuresh Babu, Shailendra N. Gajanan, J. Arne Hallam

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Nutrition Economics: Principles and Policy Applications establishes the core criteria for consideration as new policies and regulations are developed, including application-based principles that ensure practical, effective implementation of policy. From the economic contribution of nutrition on quality of life, to the costs of malnutrition on society from both an individual and governmental level, this book guides the reader through the factors that can determine the success or failure of a nutrition policy. Written by an expert in policy development, and incorporating an encompassing view of the factors that impact nutrition from an economic standpoint and their resulting effects , this book is unique in its focus on guiding other professionals and those in advanced stages of study to important considerations for correct policy modeling and evaluation. As creating policy without a comprehensive understanding of the relevant contributing factors that lead to failure is not an option, this book provides a timely reference. Connects the direct and indirect impacts of economic policy on nutritional status Provides practical insights into the analysis of nutrition policies and programs that will produce meaningful results Presents a hands-on approach on how to apply economic theory to the design of nutritional policies and programs

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Nutrition Economics: Principles and Policy Applications establishes the core criteria for consideration as new policies and regulations are developed, including application-based principles that ensure practical, effective implementation of policy. From the economic contribution of nutrition on quality of life, to the costs of malnutri...

Suresh C Babu is a Senior Research Fellow and Head of Capacity Strengthening at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington D.C. Before joining IFPRI in 1992 as a Research Fellow, Dr. Babu was a Research Economist at the Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. Between 1989 and 19...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:404 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:November 23, 2016Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part A: Introduction

Chapter 1. Why Study the Economics of Nutrition?

Chapter 2. Global Nutritional Challenges and Targets: A Development and Policy Perspective

Chapter 3. A Conceptual Framework for Investing in Nutrition: Issues, Challenges, and Analytical Approaches

Part B: Economic Analysis of Nutrition

Chapter 4. Microeconomic Nutrition Policy

Chapter 5. Macroeconomic Aspects of Nutrition Policy

Part C: Economics of Nutrient Demand

Chapter 6. Consumer Theory and Estimation of Demand for Food

Chapter 7. Demand for Nutrients and Policy Implications

Part D: Determinants of Nutritional Status and Causal Analysis

Chapter 8. Socio Economic Determinants of Nutrition: Application of Quantile Regression

Chapter 9. Intra-Household Allocation and Gender Bias in Nutrition: Application of Heckman Two-Step Procedure

Chapter 10. Economics of Child Care, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene, and Health: The Application of the Blinder Oaxaca Decomposition Method

Part E: Program Evaluation and Analysis of Nutrition Policies

Chapter 11. Methods of Program Evaluation: An Analytical Review and Implementation Strategies

Chapter 12. Nutritional Implications of Social Protection: Application of Panel Data Method

Chapter 13. Economics of School Nutrition: An Application of Regression Discontinuity

Part F: Economics of Triple Burden: Under-Nutrition, Over-Nutrition, Micronutrient Deficiencies

Chapter 14. Economic Analysis of Obesity and Impact on Quality of Life: Application of NonParametric Methods

Part G: Special Topics in Nutrition Policy

Chapter 15. Agriculture, Nutrition, Health: How to Bring Multiple Sectors to Work on Nutritional Goals

Chapter 16. Designing a Decentralized Food System to Meet Nutrition Needs: An Optimization Approach

Part H: Conclusion

Chapter 17. Future Directions for Nutrition Policy Making and Implementation