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Taxes and subsidies to change eating habits when information is not enough: an application to fish consumption

  • Stéphan Marette

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  • Jutta Roosen

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  • Sandrine Blanchemanche

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Ce texte s’intéresse aux choix réglementaires concernant l’exposition des consommateurs au méthyle-mercure et aux omégas 3. Des réactions liées à la révélation d’information et mesurées en laboratoire ont été intégrées dans un modèle calibré représentant la demande de certains poissons en France. Différents scénarios réglementaires ont été comparés en vue de maximiser le bien-être collectif. En particulier, une diffusion d’information à destination des consommateurs sur les risques et bénéfices du poisson, une taxe sur les poissons contaminés en mercure et/ou une subvention sur les poissons riches en oméga-3 ont été calculées. Le mécanisme de taxation/subvention apparaît généralement plus efficace que la diffusion d’information liée à la consommation de poisson.

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Volume (Year): 34 (2008)
Issue (Month): 2 (October)
Pages: 119-143

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