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Evaluating the Medium- and Longer-Term Health and Economic Impacts of Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Taxes

AAEA members present research at ASSA 2024

AAEA invites media to attend their sessions at the ASSA 2024 Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX.

On Friday, January 5, 2024 at 12:30 pm – 2:15 pm (CST) at the Grand Hyatt, three AAEA members will speak at the session “Evaluating the Medium- and Longer- Term Health and Economic Impacts of Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Taxes.”

  • Justin White, University of California-San Francisco
  • David Frisvold, University of Iowa
  • Jacob Whitman, Wayne State University

Presentations in this session include (speakers are listed first):

Using Electronic Health Records to Estimate the Association Between Seattle’s Sweetened Beverage Tax and Weight Gain Trajectories in Adults and Children

  • Melissa Knox, University of Washington
  • Jessica Jones-Smith, University of Washington
  • Jessica Godwin, University of Washington
  • Steve Mooney, University of Washington

Searching for the Long-Term Consequences of Soda Taxes: Changes in Soda and Sugar Purchases for Families with Children

  • Felipe Lozano-Rojas, University of Georgia

Impact of U.S. Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Taxes on Prices and Purchases: Evidence from a Multi-City Synthetic Control Analysis

  • Scott Kaplan, United States Naval Academy
  • Justin White, University of California-San Francisco
  • Kristine Madsen, University of California-Berkeley
  • Sofia Villas-Boas, University of California-Berkeley
  • Dean Schillinger, University of California-San Francisco

If you are interested in attending the session in person, please contact Allison Ware in the AAEA Business Office.

ABOUT AAEA: Established in 1910, the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) is the leading professional association for agricultural and applied economists, with 2,500 members in more than 60 countries. Members of the AAEA work in academic or government institutions as well as in industry and not-for-profit organizations, and engage in a variety of research, teaching, and outreach activities in the areas of agriculture, the environment, food, health, and international development. The AAEA publishes three journals, the Journal of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (an open access journal), the American Journal of Agricultural Economics and Applied Economic Perspectives & Policy, as well as the online magazine Choices and the online open access publication series Applied Economics Teaching Resources. To learn more, visit