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Replication data for: Demand for Alcohol Consumption in Russia and Its Implication for Mortality

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1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Yakovlev, Evgeny
Publication Date
2018-01-01
Description
  • Abstract

    Alcohol abuse is widely blamed for the very high rate of male mortality in Russia. I estimate a structural model of the demand for alcohol that incorporates two features of alcohol consumption, peer effects and habits. I use a kink in the policy regime of the excise tax on alcohol and regional variation in alcohol regulations to estimate a price elasticity of demand for alcohol. I find that peer influence and habits are critical determinants of the response of alcohol demand to price changes. The estimates imply that increases in alcohol prices would yield significant reductions in mortality.
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.20130170 (Text)
Publications
  • Yakovlev, Evgeny. “Demand for Alcohol Consumption in Russia and Its Implication for Mortality.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 10, no. 1 (January 2018): 106–49. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.20130170.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.20130170 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-12

Yakovlev, Evgeny (2018): Replication data for: Demand for Alcohol Consumption in Russia and Its Implication for Mortality. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113586V1