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Title The economic analysis of substance use and abuse : an integration of econometric and behavioral economic research / edited by Frank J. Chaloupka [and others]
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1999
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 385 pages) : illustrations
Series A National Bureau of Economic Research conference report
Conference report (National Bureau of Economic Research)
Contents Tobacco taxes, smoking restrictions, and tobacco use / Robert L. Ohsfeldt, Raymond G. Boyle, and Eli I. Capilouto -- Behavioral economics of smoking / Warren K. Bickel and Gregory J. Madden -- Effects of price changes on alcohol consumption in alcohol-experienced rats / Jeffrey K. Sarbaum, Solomon W. Polachek, and Norman E. Spear -- Delayed-reward discounting in alcohol abuse / Rudy E. Vuchinich and Cathy A. Simpson -- Demand for cocaine and marijuana by youth / Frank J. Chaloupka, Michael Grossman, and John A. Tauras -- Applying behavioral economics to the challenge of reducing cocaine abuse / Stephen T. Higgins -- Demographic differentials in the demand for alcohol and illicit drugs / Henry Saffer and Frank J. Chaloupka -- Behavioral economic analysis of polydrug abuse in heroin addicts / Nancy M. Petry and Warren K. Bickel -- Are alcoholics in bad jobs? / Donald S. Kenkel and Ping Wang -- Employment as a drug abuse treatment intervention / Kenneth Silverman and Elias Robles -- Income alters the relative reinforcing effects of drug and nondrug reinforcers / Marilyn E. Carroll -- Does drug use cause poverty? / Robert Kaestner
Summary Conventional wisdom once held that the demand for addictive substances like cigarettes, alcohol, and drugs was unlike that for any other economic good and, therefore, unresponsive to traditional market forces. Recently, however, researchers from two disparate fields, economics and behavioral psychology, have found that increases in the overall price of an addictive substance can significantly reduce both the number of users and the amounts those users consume. Changes in the "full price" of addictive substances--including monetary value, time outlay, effort to obtain, and potential pe
Analysis Abuso de sustancias Aspectos económicos Estados Unidos de América Congresos, conferencias, etc
Notes This volume contains papers presented at a conference held in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on 27-28 March 1997
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Substance abuse -- Economic aspects -- United States -- Congresses.
Substance-Related Disorders -- economics.
United States.
Genre/Form Congress.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Chaloupka, Frank J., IV.
ISBN 0226100499 (electronic bk.)
9780226100494 (electronic bk.)