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Replication data for: Taxes, Cigarette Consumption, and Smoking Intensity

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Adda, Jérôme
  • Cornaglia, Francesca
Publication Date
2006-09-01
Description
  • Abstract

    This paper analyses the compensatory behavior of smokers. Exploiting data on cotinine concentration—a metabolite of nicotine—measured in a large population of smokers over time, we show that smokers compensate for tax hikes by extracting more nicotine per cigarette. Our study makes two important contributions. First, as smoking a given cigarette more intensively is detrimental to health, our results question the usefulness of tax increases. Second, we develop a model of rational addiction where agents can also adjust their intensity of smoking, and we show that the previous empirical results suffer from estimation biases. (JEL D12, H25, I12)
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Relations
  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/aer.96.4.1013 (Text)
Publications
  • Adda, Jérôme, and Francesca Cornaglia. “Taxes, Cigarette Consumption, and Smoking Intensity.” American Economic Review 96, no. 4 (August 2006): 1013–28. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.96.4.1013.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.96.4.1013 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-12-07

Adda, Jérôme; Cornaglia, Francesca (2006): Replication data for: Taxes, Cigarette Consumption, and Smoking Intensity. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E116227