18 February 2021

Catherine Haeck co-authored a report submitted to the INSPQ on the taxation of soft drinks

As part of work with the Groupe de Recherche sur le Capital Humain de l'ESG UQAM, Catherine Haeck, Professor in the Department of Economics at ESG UQAM, CIRANO Researcher and Fellow, submitted a report on soft drink taxation to the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ).

Co-authored with Nicholas Lawson, Professor, and Krystel Poirier, Student, in the Department of Economics at Université du Québec à Montréal, the report reviews the studies dealing with the impact of sugar consumption on health, then those dealing with the effects of taxation of sweetened beverages on consumption, and then presents the results of various tax simulations.


The report is available here (French only).