Obesity Epidemic and the Environment

Obesity Epidemic and the Environment

Latin America and the Caribbean Region

1st Edition - October 1, 2022

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  • Authors: Matheus Koengkan, Jose Fuinhas, Aida Tavares, Nuno Silva
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323993395

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Obesity Epidemic and the Environment: Latin America and the Caribbean Region provides a broad analysis of the macroeconomic impact of the obesity epidemic on environmental degradation in the LAC region. Case studies combine theory and practice to achieve critical conclusions (and subsequent policy implications), providing useful tools for those working on actual health, energy and environmental challenges. Written for researchers, policymakers, international organizations and practitioners in various fields, especially those in public health, health economics, energy and environmental economics and social sciences, this book thoroughly highlights the obesity epidemic in this region. In the LAC region, obesity has become a public health issue. The increase of this problem is related to the economic gains obtained from the process of liberalization and privatization, the increase of foreign investment, and infrastructure investments.

Key Features

  • Analyzes the macroeconomic impact of the obesity epidemic in the Latin America and Caribbean region
  • Examines the effect of environmental degradation (CO₂ emissions) and the contribution it plays
  • Develops working tools for the reader to access econometric techniques to grasp empirical approaches on health, energy and environmental economics

Readership

Researchers, Graduate Students, and PhD Students in the areas of Public Health, Health Economics, Energy, and Environmental Economics; Policymakers, International Development Banks, and International Organisations

Table of Contents

  • 1. Context of Obesity Problem in the Latin America Region
    2. Determinants of Obesity in Latin America and the Caribbean Region
    3. Interactions Between Obesity, Economic Growth, Globalisation, Urbanisation, and Poverty in Latin American and Caribbean Countries
    4. The Effect of Urbanisation Process on Body Mass Index (BMI) in Latin American and Caribbean Countries
    5. Impact of Obesity Epidemic on Economic Growth: An Empirical Evidence from Latin American and Caribbean Countries
    6. Environmental Degradation in Latin America and the Caribbean Region
    7. Causes to Environmental Degradation in the Latin America Region
    8. The Consequences of Obesity Epidemic on Food Production: An Empirical Evidence from Latin American and Caribbean Countries
    9. Does Obesity Epidemic Increase the Consumption of Fossil Fuels? Empirical Evidence from Latin American and Caribbean Countries
    10. The Increase of Environmental Degradation by Obesity Epidemic in Latin American and Caribbean Countries

Product details

  • No. of pages: 350
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: October 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323993395

About the Authors

Matheus Koengkan

Matheus Koengkan is a PhD in Economics by the University of Évora. He is a researcher in the areas of Energy and Environmental Economics at Faculty of Economics, University of Coimbra, Coimbra (Portugal). He has published in international journals, such as Energy; Environmental Economics and Policy Studies; GeoJournal; Environmental Science and Pollution Research; and Environment Systems and Decisions.

Affiliations and Expertise

Faculty of Economics, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal, and Center for Advanced Studies in Management and Economics of the Universidade de Evora (CEFAGE-UE), Evora, Portugal

Jose Fuinhas

José Alberto Fuinhas, PhD (in Economics) is a professor of Applied Energy Economics, and Intermediate Econometrics at the Faculty of Economics, University of Coimbra (Portugal). He is a researcher in the areas of macroeconomics, energy economics, and environmental economics, at the CeBER - Centre for Business and Economics Research, sponsored by the Portuguese Foundation for the Development of Science and Technology. He has published in international journals, such as Energy, Economic Modelling; Energy Policy; Energy Economics; Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews; Applied Energy; Environmental Science and Policy; Environmental Resources and Economics, and Energy Sources Part B: Economics, Planning, and Policy.

Affiliations and Expertise

Faculty of Economics, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal, and Centre for Business and Economics Research (CeBER), Coimbra, Portugal

Aida Tavares

Aida Isabel Tavares holds a PhD in Economic Analysis, awarded by the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 2008. She has been dedicated to research in Applied Health Economics and published several articles in international peer-reviewed journals. She has also published one book in public economics. Her research areas include health economics and policy, health systems, socioeconomic determinants of health, regulation in health markets, and economics evaluation. Prof. Tavares has also been teaching at different universities, specifically courses related to microeconomics, public economics, and health economics. Currently, she is collaborating with the Centre of Studies and Research in Health of the University of Coimbra in Portugal, and she is an Assistant Professor in Lisbon School of Economics and Management, University of Lisbon.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Lisbon School of Economics and Management, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

Nuno Silva

Nuno Miguel Barateiro Gonçalves Silva, PhD in Economics is a Professor of Microeconomics, Monetary and Financial Economics at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal. He is a researcher in Finance and Environmental Economics, at the CeBER - Centre for Business and Economics Research, sponsored by the Portuguese Foundation for the Development of Science and Technology. He has published in international journals, such as Journal of Economics Dynamics and Control and Environmental Science and Pollution Research.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal

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