This paper is part of a series of essays developed for the NCCHPP by researchers associated with the Centre de recherche en éthique de l’Université de Montréal (Université de Montréal Research Centre in Ethics) as part of a project to examine ethical issues related to healthy public policy.

Economic incentives are frequently employed as a means to implement public policy. For example, public authorities offer tax credits to encourage businesses to create jobs or to encourage individuals to use public transportation services, and many municipalities offer tax breaks to first-time home buyers.

In this text, Xavier Landes examines some ethical issues raised by the use of financial incentives to promote healthy eating habits.

The Use of Incentives and the Promotion of Healthy Behaviours
20 pages