Event Details

Cornell Club of Monmouth & Ocean Counties Economics of Obesity

Join the Cornell Club of Monmouth and Ocean Counties for a special presentation by Cornell University Professor John Cawley discussing the economic causes, consequences, and public policy approaches to combat risky health behaviors.

  • Date: Sunday November 5th
  • Time:  5:00pm – 7:30pm
  • Location: Gaetano’s, Red Bank, NJ
  • Early Bird Tickets: $40 until 10/28/2017
  • Regular Tickets: $45 starting 10/29/2017
    Tickets include food and beverage. 

Presentation Overview
“The Economics of Obesity”
The prevalence of obesity in the United States has more than doubled since 1980, and has risen dramatically in most other parts of the world as well. In this talk, Professor John Cawley, who is an economist at Cornell University, describes this recent increase, and what we know about its economic causes and economic consequences. He will also describe the effectiveness of public policies to prevent and reduce obesity.

About the Professor:
John Cawley is a Professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management, and the Department of Economics, at Cornell University. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago and his AB in economics from Harvard University.  Prior to arriving at Cornell, Professor Cawley was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar in Health Policy Research at the University of Michigan.  

His research has been widely covered in the media, including stories in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, New York Times, The Economist, Business Week, Forbes, Scientific American, and The Chronicle of Higher Education.  His primary field of research is health economics, with a focus on the economics of obesity.  

For more information about Professor Cawley and his research, click here.