Tax Policy Center



Maeve E. Gearing

Research Associate I

Problems like poverty, obesity, and hunger will not be solved with silver bullets. They require creative solutions using every perspective from every discipline and every methodology to help individuals and families. Urban brings together passionate, intelligent people to review the evidence and propose these types of solutions, and I am excited to be a part of it.

Research report

What we eat and drink can cause obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and other conditions. In response, many governments have enacted or are considering taxes on unhealthy food and drinks. This report evaluates the rationale behind such taxes; reviews evidence on their effects; analyzes different...

December 14, 2015
Donald MarronMaeve E. GearingJohn Iselin