Tax Landscape and Public Health: A Critical Examination of 'Fat Tax' in Kerala, India

7 Pages Posted: 18 Nov 2016 Last revised: 19 Nov 2016

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Francis Kuriakose

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Deepa Kylasam Iyer

University of Cambridge, Students

Date Written: November 18, 2016

Abstract

The paper discusses a budget proposal to tax food items from branded restaurants in Kerala from a public health perspective. The authors argue that a portfolio of interventions to nudge consumer choices in diet and nutritional preference along with tax is likely to yield better results.

Keywords: Public Health, Tax, Kerala, India

JEL Classification: H71, I18

Suggested Citation

Kuriakose, Francis and Kylasam Iyer, Deepa, Tax Landscape and Public Health: A Critical Examination of 'Fat Tax' in Kerala, India (November 18, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2872180 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2872180

Francis Kuriakose (Contact Author)

Erasmus University Rotterdam ( email )

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Deepa Kylasam Iyer

University of Cambridge, Students ( email )

Cambridge
United Kingdom

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