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May 31, 2016

Slaughter & Rees Report: The Fight Against Fat

Barack Obama’s presidency will forever be linked to his contentious, but ultimately successful, effort to enact comprehensive health care reform. Whatever one thinks of “Obamacare” (a term embraced by President Obama himself), another health-related measure will be just as relevant to his legacy: new federal rules on food and beverage nutrition labels. The revised labels have the potential to help spur a much-needed slimming of American waistlines. Read more

Meet the Authors

Matthew J. Slaughter is the Paul Danos Dean of the Tuck School and the Earl C. Daum 1924 Professor of International Business. He is also the founding Faculty Director of the Center for Global Business and Government. In addition, he is currently a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research; an adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations; a member of the advisory committee of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, a member of the academic advisory board of the International Tax Policy Forum; and an academic advisor to the McKinsey Global Institute.

Matthew Rees is the founder of Geonomica, a consulting firm that has worked with clients across a number of industries, and a senior fellow at Tuck’s Center for Global Business and Government. He is the founder of FT Newsmine, a weekly brief of financial market facts and figures produced in collaboration with the Financial Times, as well as The Geonomica Brief, an independent publication with a similar focus. A former journalist, Rees has written for The Wall Street Journal and The Economist. He also has extensive government experience, serving as a speechwriter for President George W. Bush; former National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice; and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick.