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Sweet Persuasion: Soft Drinks, School Funding, And Children'S Health

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  • You, Wen
  • Mitchell, Paul D.
  • Davis, George C.

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"Pouring rights" contracts between soft drink companies and schools have created substantial controversy. Treating the issue as externality problem, we analyze the Pigouvian tax solution and propose a contract between the government and schools to provide an incentive compatible method for government to utilize the tax revenue.

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  • You, Wen & Mitchell, Paul D. & Davis, George C., 2004. "Sweet Persuasion: Soft Drinks, School Funding, And Children'S Health," 2004 Annual meeting, August 1-4, Denver, CO 20129, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
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