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NVI-rapporteringsår: 2004
Resultat
Vitenskapelig artikkel
2004

Do Prices Count? A Micro-Econometric Study of Illicit Drug Consumption Based on Self-Reported Data

Bidragsytere:
  • Anne Line Bretteville-Jensen og
  • Erik Biørn

Tidsskrift

Empirical Economics
ISSN 0377-7332
e-ISSN 1435-8921
NVI-nivå 1

Om resultatet

Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2004
Volum: 29
Hefte: 3
Sider: 673 - 695

Klassifisering

Vitenskapsdisipliner

Økonomi • Økonometri

Emneord

Konsum • Sensurerte data • Paneldataøkonometri • Økonometri • Økonomi

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Tittel

Do Prices Count? A Micro-Econometric Study of Illicit Drug Consumption Based on Self-Reported Data

Sammendrag

Using a unique data set of almost 2,500 interviews with people attending a needle exchange service in Oslo, this paper sets out to estimate the impact of economic factors on heroin and amphetamine injectors' drug consumption, including cross-price effects. To examine the robustness of the conclusions, four model versions are considered: with focus on (i) switching regression mechanisms treating dealing/non-dealing as an endogenous decision, (ii) spline function versions examining possible `kinks' in the price response, (iii) a dynamic model version focusing on addiction, and (iv) pseudo panel data model versions focusing on unobserved heterogeneity. Negative and significant price elasticities and positive and significant income elasticities come out as robust results. Their magnitude vary, however, depending on the type of model, on the main drug for injecting, and on whether the consumer also is a dealer.

Bidragsytere

Aktiv cristin-person

Anne Line Bretteville-Jensen

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
Inaktiv cristin-person

Erik Biørn

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Økonomisk institutt ved Universitetet i Oslo
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