Readership: Researchers and students working in the fields of health economics, food policy, nutritional science, and psychology.
NGOs and government officials charged with creating effective food policies.
Alok Bhargava, University of Houston
"A very useful and required reference." - European Review of Agricultural Economics
"Alok Bhargava is a pioneer in efforts to break down the existing firewalls between the biomedical and social sciences and between the health profession and the food system... The message of Food, Economics, and Health is clear, well documented, and of critical importance to the health professions... Bhargava provides an important tool to assist readers, whether they are in nutritional science, economics, or the medical profession." - Journal of the American Medical Association
"This kind of cross-disciplinary reading and integration is vital, if issues of nutrition at the heart of this book - are to be grappled with
in a meaningful way. Bhargava is a pioneer" - Lawrence Haddad, Economic Development and Cultural Change
"This book is a shining example of the immense potential and value of a multi-disciplinary approach...Bhargava fashioned in this book an insightful, detailed and superbly organised presentation of analyses to make his case for the need to improve the quality of our diets - not only for the purpose of elevating quality of life, but also to improve productivity of labour." - Asian Journal of Social Science
"This book gives excellent insights into how various disciplines can tackle the issues of food and health" - Aisha Dasgupta, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society
2: Demand for food and nutrients in developing countries
3: Nutrition and child health outcomes in developing countries
4: Child health and cognitive development in developing countries
5: Fertility, child mortality, and economic development
6: Nutrition, health, and productivity in developing countries
7: Behavior, diet, and obesity in developed countries
8: Summing up and concluding remarks