Date

2016

Department or Program

Other

Additional Department or Program (if any)

Other

Title of Approved Individual Major

Biology and Society

Primary Wellesley Thesis Advisor

Jonathan B. Imber

Additional Advisor(s)

Emily A. Buchholtz

Abstract

This thesis explores the ethics of using libertarian paternalistic or "nudge" policies for obesity prevention, with a focus on federal calorie labeling regulations, optimal defaults, and sugary beverage taxes.

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