On the non existence of cyclical food-consumption patterns in a model of non-addictive eating

Dragone, Davide (2009) On the non existence of cyclical food-consumption patterns in a model of non-addictive eating. Bologna: Dipartimento di Scienze economiche DSE, p. 7. DOI 10.6092/unibo/amsacta/4583. In: Quaderni - Working Paper DSE (663). ISSN 2282-6483.
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Abstract

In a paper previously published in this journal, Levy (2002) [Levy A., 2002, Rational eating: can it lead to overweightness or underweightness? Journal of Health Economics 21, 887.899] presents a model of rational non-addictive eating that is claimed to explain cyclical food-consumption patterns where binges and strict diets alternate. I show that the model admits no oscillation at all, as the unique internal steady state has saddle point stability.

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Dragone, Davide
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Weight, Food consumption
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