Healthy Choices

Some key insights from the 2010 OECD Health Ministerial Meeting

  • “[…] fiscal measures aimed specifically to change behavior are complex to design and enforce; their impact may be unpredictable as the price elasticity of demand varies across individuals and population groups; they can bear more heavily on low-income groups than on those with higher incomes, and substitution effects are not always obvious”.

You can find the whole paper here.

Ineffective consumer behaviour, Taxes unfair, What others say: experts, OECD