The Political Economy of Tobacco Control Spending
Adam J. Hoffer
University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
International School of Economics at Tbilisi State University
March 20, 2012
Applied Economics Letters, Vol. 19, No. 18, 2012
This article investigates why some US states spend so comparatively little on Tobacco Control Funding (TCF). We find that cross-state variation in spending on tobacco control is significantly driven by a tobacco special interest effect.
Keywords: tobacco control funding, tobacco production, political economy, special interest
JEL Classification: D72, H72, I18
Date posted: August 8, 2012
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