Social Drinking Versus Administering Alcohol

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Bjoern Frank

University of Kassel

Justus Haucap

Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf - Department of Economics; German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)

Annika Herr

Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE), Heinrich-Heine-Universität; Ruhr Graduate School in Economics; CINCH

Date Written: July 2014

Abstract

Alcohol consumption tends to make some people (unwillingly) tell the truth, hence social drinking can serve as a signal in social contact games. We provide empirical evidence which shows that social drinking can serve as a trust facilitating mechanism. Liver cirrhosis mortality and the rate of abstainers are used to construct a novel index of moderate alcohol consumption, which correlates with trust levels in a cross‐country analysis.

JEL Classification: L14, D82, D71

Suggested Citation

Frank, Bjoern and Haucap, Justus and Herr, Annika, Social Drinking Versus Administering Alcohol (July 2014). Economic Inquiry, Vol. 52, Issue 3, pp. 1245-1247, 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2434887 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ecin.12079

Bjoern Frank (Contact Author)

University of Kassel ( email )

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Justus Haucap

Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf - Department of Economics ( email )

Duesseldorf
Germany

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German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) ( email )

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Berlin, 10117
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Annika Herr

Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE), Heinrich-Heine-Universität ( email )

Universitaetsstrasse 1
Düsseldorf, 40225
Germany

Ruhr Graduate School in Economics

Germany

CINCH ( email )

Universitätsstraße 2
Essen, 45141
Germany

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