8 Pages Posted: 28 Nov 2016
Date Written: November 24, 2016
The World Health Organisation recently recommended that governments should impose a tax on sugary drinks as a means of combating the obesity epidemic. This article examines the merits of this proposal and also suggests how, if such a tax were to be introduced, it might work. The article addresses the issues as they arise in New Zealand but it seems likely that much the same issues would arise in other countries.
Keywords: Sugar, Tax, Law, Obesity, Drink, World Health Organisation
JEL Classification: H2, H3, H4, I1, I2, K34
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Littlewood, Michael, Taxing Sugary Drinks (November 24, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2875486