Policy Watch; Alcohol and Cigarette Taxes

Journal of Economic Perspectives, 7, No. 4 (Fall 1993), pp. 211-222

12 Pages Posted: 11 Apr 2013

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Michael Grossman

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), NY Office; CUNY The Graduate Center - Department of Economics

Jody L. Sindelar

Yale University - School of Public Health; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

John Mullahy

University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Population Health Sciences; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Richard Anderson

Stevens Institute of Technology, Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management

Date Written: April 9, 2013

Abstract

Public policies are often made without much recourse to economic reasoning. Economists are often unaware of what is happening in the world of public affairs. As a result, both the quality of public decision-making and the role that economists play in it are less than optimal. This feature contains short articles on topics that are currently on the agendas of policy-makers, thus illustrating the role of economic analysis in illuminating current debates. Suggestions for future columns and comments on past ones should he sent to Daniel Weinberg, HHES Division, Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20233.

Suggested Citation

Grossman, Michael and Sindelar, Jody L. and Mullahy, John and Anderson, Richard, Policy Watch; Alcohol and Cigarette Taxes (April 9, 2013). Journal of Economic Perspectives, 7, No. 4 (Fall 1993), pp. 211-222. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2247425

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