Effect of Generic Cigarettes on US Cigarette Demand and Smuggling

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Rajeev K. Goel

Illinois State University - Department of Economics

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

This paper examines the effects of generic cigarettes on overall cigarette demand and smuggling, and studies influences of casual and organized smuggling for the United States. Generic cigarettes lower the price elasticity and diminish the effect of formal smuggling.

Suggested Citation

Goel, Rajeev K., Effect of Generic Cigarettes on US Cigarette Demand and Smuggling (2012). Economics Letters, Vol. 115, No. 1, pp.114-117, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2752657

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Illinois State University - Department of Economics ( email )

Normal, IL 61790-4200
United States

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