EMILY YUCAI WANG                                         Last Modified: 10-20-2020








  Fields of Concentration




Industrial Organization, Public Policy, Applied Econometrics



  Published and Accepted Papers




  1. The Impact of Soda Taxes on Consumer Welfare: Implications of Storability and Taste Heterogeneity, RAND Journal of Economics, Vol. 46(2) (2015), pp. 409-441. PDF
    • Previously titled, "Estimating the Distributional Impact of Taxes on Storable Goods: A Dynamic Demand Model with Random Coefficients."
    • Cited in the Washington Post on 03-22-2016 (LINK) and 20 other news outlets.
  2. The Evolution of Nutritional Quality: Evidence from the Ready-to-Eat Cereal Industry, with Christoph Bauner & Christian Rojas, Economics Letters, Vol. 133 (2015), pp. 105-108. PDF
  3. The Impact of Mandatory Trans Fat Labeling on Product Mix and Consumer Choice: A Longitudinal Analysis of the U.S. Market for Margarine and Spreads, with Julie Caswell & Hongli Wei, Food Policy, Vol. 64 (2016), pp. 63-81. PDF
  4. Heterogeneous Behavior, Obesity and Storability in the Demand for Soft Drinks, with Francesca Colantuoni & Christian Rojas, the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 99(1) (2017) pp. 18-33. PDF
    • Featured in the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Press Release. LINK
    • Cited in the U.S. News and World Report on 10-16-2017 (LINK) and 60 other news outlets.
  5. Demand for "Healthy" Products: False Claims and FTC Regulation, with Anita Rao, Journal of Marketing Research, Vol. 54(6) (2017) pp. 968-989. PDF
    • Invited Talk Given in the Federal Trade Commission, March 30th, 2017.
  1. Couponing Strategies in a Competition Between National Brand and Private Label Food Product, with Christoph Bauner, Ted Jaenicke, & Ping-Chao Wu, Journal of Retailing, Vol. 95(1) (2019) pp.57-66. PDF
    • Featured in the Chicago Booth Review, April 2019 Press Release. LINK
  2. The Effect of Competition on Pricing and Product Positioning: Evidence from Wholesale Club Entry, with Christoph Bauner, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Vol.67 (2019). PDF
  3. Do Taxes for Soda and Sugary Drinks Work? Scanner Data Evidence from Berkeley and Washington, with Christian Rojas, accepted at Economic Inquiry. PDF



  Working Papers




  1. Obesity and Self Control: Evidence from Food Purchase Data, with Ying Bao, Ted Jaenicke, & Matthew Osborne, Revise and Resubmit at Journal of Marketing Research. LINK
  2. GMO Labeling Effects: Evidence from Supermarket Scanner Data, with Aaron Adalja, Jura Liaukonyte, & Xinrong Zhu.
  3. Incumbent Responses to New Storable Product Entry: Evidence from Markets with Consumer Learning, with Christoph Bauner. PDF
  4. The Effect of a More Accurate Cost-of-Living Index on Welfare Recipients. PDF



  Works in Progress




  1. Effect of Nutrition Labeling Rules on Restaurant Menu Changes, with Nathalie Lavoie & Qihong Liu
  2. Obesity, Health Conditions, and Food Purchases, with Ted Jaenicke, Nitin Mehta, & Matthew Osborne





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