Graduation Year

Fall 2012

Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



Reader 1

Janet Smith

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In the summer of 2003, David Cutler, Edward Glaeser, and Jesse Shapiro published the paper, “Why Have Americans Become More Obese?”1 In the paper, the authors explore changing trends in American weight and caloric intake over time and hypothesize as to the potential causes of these changes. In performing our tests, we hope to both replicate their results and update any analysis for the present.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.