Persistence in Alcohol Consumption: Evidence from Migrants

31 Pages Posted: 9 Apr 2020 Last revised: 14 Apr 2020

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Marit Hinnosaar

University of Turin - Collegio Carlo Alberto

Elaine Liu

University of Houston

Date Written: March 7, 2020

Abstract

In this paper, we study how much regulation and other location-specific factors explain regional differences in alcohol consumption? We analyze changes in alcohol consumption when households move from one state to another in the United States. We find that about two thirds of the regional differences in alcohol consumption can be attributed to differences in regulation and other location-specific effects. Our results suggest that alcohol availability accounts for a large share of the location-specific effect.

Keywords: alcohol, geographic variation, migration, taxes, regulation

JEL Classification: I12, L66, D12, I18

Suggested Citation

Hinnosaar, Marit and Liu, Elaine, Persistence in Alcohol Consumption: Evidence from Migrants (March 7, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3569603 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3569603

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Elaine Liu

University of Houston ( email )

4800 Calhoun Road
Houston, TX 77204
United States

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