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The impact of a ‘soda tax’ on prices: evidence from French micro data

Abstract : Based on an original data set of more than 500,000 non-alcoholic beverage price records, we evaluate the impact on consumer prices of the ?soda tax?, an excise on drinks with added sugar or sweetener, introduced in France in January 2012. We adopt a difference in differences approach and find that the tax was gradually passed through to the prices of the taxed beverages. After 6 months of its introduction, it was fully shifted to soda prices and almost fully shifted to the prices of fruit drinks, while the pass-through for flavoured waters was incomplete. We also find that the pass-through was heterogeneous across brands and retail groups.
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Nicoletta Berardi, Patrick Sevestre, Marine Tépaut, Alexandre Vigneron. The impact of a ‘soda tax’ on prices: evidence from French micro data. Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 2016, 48 (41), pp.3976--3994. ⟨10.1080/00036846.2016.1150946⟩. ⟨hal-01440299⟩

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