Professor of Economics

Dr. Mathieu-Bolh’s research focuses on the effect of tax reforms, optimal taxation, and consumer behavior. Her research in macroeconomics and public finance theory currently concentrates on food consumption behavior, food taxes and subsidies, and environmental taxes.


Selected Publications

The Elusive Link Between Income and Obesity, Journal of Economic Surveys (2021), DOI: 10.1111/joes.12458.

Hand-to-Mouth Consumption and Calorie Consciousness: Consequences for Junk-Food Taxation,  Public Finance Review, April 2021, p. 167-220.

We Are What We Eat: Obesity, Income, and Social Comparisons, (with Ronald Wendner) European Economic Review, September 2020, p. 1-36

Could Obesity Be Contagious? Social Influence, Food Consumption Behavior, and Body Weight Outcomes, Macroeconomic Dynamics, March 2019, p. 1-36

Can Tax Reforms Help Achieve Sustainable Development?,
Resource and Energy Economics, 50 November 2017, p. 135-163

Reassessing the Effects of Environmental Taxation When Pollution Affects Health Over the Life-Cycle,
(with Xavier Pautrel) Economic Modelling 52 (B) January 2016, p. 310-321


Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Public finance, macroeconomics, environmental economics and health economics.


  • Ph.D., Economics, Universite de Paris 1, Pantheon-Sorbonne, 2002


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Office Location:

Old Mill Room 340

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