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On the non existence of cyclical food-consumption patterns in a model of non-addictive eating


  • D. Dragone


In a paper previously published in this journal, Levy (2002) [Levy A., 2002, Rational eating: can it lead to overweightness or underweightness? Journal of Health Economics 21, 887.899] presents a model of rational non-addictive eating that is claimed to explain cyclical food-consumption patterns where binges and strict diets alternate. I show that the model admits no oscillation at all, as the unique internal steady state has saddle point stability.

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  • D. Dragone, 2009. "On the non existence of cyclical food-consumption patterns in a model of non-addictive eating," Working Papers 663, Dipartimento Scienze Economiche, Universita' di Bologna.
  • Handle: RePEc:bol:bodewp:663

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    1. Levy, Amnon, 2002. "Rational eating: can it lead to overweightness or underweightness?," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 21(5), pages 887-899, September.
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    1. Dragone, Davide, 2009. "A rational eating model of binges, diets and obesity," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 28(4), pages 799-804, July.

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