Can Food Stamps Reduce Food Consumption? the Unintended Consequences of Restricted-Use Funds on Budgeting Decisions

We investigate the consequences of endowing consumers with resources that can only be spent on a limited range of products. Using a policy-relevant context, we show that consumers who receive a resource akin to food stamps spend less on food than consumers who receive an equivalent amount in money do.



Citation:

Quentin André, Nicholas Reinholtz, and John G. Lynch (2017) ,"Can Food Stamps Reduce Food Consumption? the Unintended Consequences of Restricted-Use Funds on Budgeting Decisions ", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 45, eds. Ayelet Gneezy, Vladas Griskevicius, and Patti Williams, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 170-174.

Authors

Quentin André, INSEAD, France
Nicholas Reinholtz, University of Colorado, USA
John G. Lynch, University of Colorado, USA



Volume

NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 45 | 2017



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