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The Resource Substance use : individual behaviour, social interactions, markets, and politics, edited by Björn Lindgren, Michael Grossman, (electronic book)

Substance use : individual behaviour, social interactions, markets, and politics, edited by Björn Lindgren, Michael Grossman, (electronic book)

Label
Substance use : individual behaviour, social interactions, markets, and politics
Title
Substance use
Title remainder
individual behaviour, social interactions, markets, and politics
Statement of responsibility
edited by Björn Lindgren, Michael Grossman
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The economics of substance use and abuse deals with the consumption of goods that share two properties. First, they are addictive in the sense that an increase in past consumption of the good leads to an increase in current consumption. Second, their consumption harms the consumer and others. This second property makes them of interest from policy, legal, and public health perspectives. The tremendous expansion in research in the economics of substance use and abuse since the early 1980s and the presence of many unresolved issues motivate this volume. While most of the papers are by economists, the disciplines of medicine, political science, and psychology are also represented. Any successful attempt to address substance use must adopt an interdisciplinary perspective. The aim of the volume to cover issues pertaining to individual behavior, social interactions, markets, and politics makes this all the more necessary.Some of the twenty papers in the volume contain new estimates of the price sensitivity of alcohol, cigarettes, marijuana, cocaine, and heroin. Others focus on the effects of consumption on earnings, crime, suicide, and sexually transmitted diseases. Still others address the roles of psychobiology, social interaction, hyperbolic discounting, and peer effects in shaping decisions with regard to the use of harmfully addictive substances. To a larger or lesser extent, all the papers contain implications for policy-making. A number of papers, however, are more directly concerned with policy-making and with the policy-making environment, including evaluations of the costs and benefits of treatment services for abusers. Readers of this volume should gain a much better understanding of what we know and what we still need to know about the economics of substance use and abuse
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UtOrBLW
Dewey number
616.86
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC564
LC item number
.S83 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • 1942-
  • 1942-
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  • Bolin, Kristian
  • Cawley, John
  • Lindgren, Björn
  • Grossman, Michael
Series statement
Advances in health economics and health services research
Series volume
16
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Substance abuse
Label
Substance use : individual behaviour, social interactions, markets, and politics, edited by Björn Lindgren, Michael Grossman, (electronic book)
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Publication
Contents
Antidepressants and the suicide rate : is there really a connection? / Matz Dahlberg, Douglas Lundin -- Choice, social interaction and addiction : the social roots of addictive preferences / Ole-Jørgen Skog -- Individual behaviours and substance use : the role of price / Michael Grossman -- The spread of drug use : epidemic models or social interaction? / Hans O. Melberg -- Structural estimation of peer effects in youth smoking / Brian Krauth -- Trends in wine consumption in Norway : is diffusion theory applicable? / Ingeborg Rossow -- An investigation of the effects of alcohol policies on youth std / Michael Grossman, Robert Kaestner, Sara Markowitz -- Can we model the impact of increased drug treatment expenditure on the U.K. drug market? / Christine Godfrey, Steve Parrott, Gail Eaton, Anthony Culyer, Cynthia McDougall -- Tobacco control policies and youth smoking : evidence from a new era / John A. Tauras, Sara Markowitz, John Cawley -- The fires are not out yet : higher taxes and young adult smoking / Philip DeCicca, Don Kenkel, Alan Mathios -- The psychobiology of aggressive behaviour / Lil Träskman-Bendz, Sofie Westling -- Coupons and advertising in markets for addictive goods : do cigarette manufacturers react to known future tax increases? / Dean R. Lillard, Andrew Sfekas -- Symbolism and rationality in the politics of psychoactive substances / Robin Room -- What does it mean to decriminalize marijuana? A cross-national empirical examination / Rosalie L. Pacula, Robert MacCoun, Peter Reuter, Jamie Chriqui, Beau Kilmer, Katherine Harris, Letizia Paoli, Carsten Schäfer -- Economic perspectives on injecting drug use / David E. Bloom, Ajay Mahal, Brendan O'Flaherty -- Models pertaining to how drug policy should vary over the course of a drug epidemic / Jonathan P. Caulkins -- Demand for illicit drugs among pregnant women / Hope Corman, Kelly Noonan, Nancy E. Reichman, Dhaval Dave -- Economic evaluation of relapse prevention for substance users : treatment settings and health care policy / Tetsuji Yamada, Chia-Ching Chen, Tadashi Yamada -- The effect of alcohol consumption on the earnings of older workers / Henry Saffer, Dhaval Dave -- Drugs and juvenile crime : evidence from a panel of siblings and twins / H. Naci Mocan, Erdal Tekin -- Introduction / Björn Lindgren, Michael Grossman -- Preface / Björn Lindgren, Michael Grossman
Control code
bslw06313605
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvi, 450 p.).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781849503617
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Substance use : individual behaviour, social interactions, markets, and politics, edited by Björn Lindgren, Michael Grossman, (electronic book)
Publication
Contents
Antidepressants and the suicide rate : is there really a connection? / Matz Dahlberg, Douglas Lundin -- Choice, social interaction and addiction : the social roots of addictive preferences / Ole-Jørgen Skog -- Individual behaviours and substance use : the role of price / Michael Grossman -- The spread of drug use : epidemic models or social interaction? / Hans O. Melberg -- Structural estimation of peer effects in youth smoking / Brian Krauth -- Trends in wine consumption in Norway : is diffusion theory applicable? / Ingeborg Rossow -- An investigation of the effects of alcohol policies on youth std / Michael Grossman, Robert Kaestner, Sara Markowitz -- Can we model the impact of increased drug treatment expenditure on the U.K. drug market? / Christine Godfrey, Steve Parrott, Gail Eaton, Anthony Culyer, Cynthia McDougall -- Tobacco control policies and youth smoking : evidence from a new era / John A. Tauras, Sara Markowitz, John Cawley -- The fires are not out yet : higher taxes and young adult smoking / Philip DeCicca, Don Kenkel, Alan Mathios -- The psychobiology of aggressive behaviour / Lil Träskman-Bendz, Sofie Westling -- Coupons and advertising in markets for addictive goods : do cigarette manufacturers react to known future tax increases? / Dean R. Lillard, Andrew Sfekas -- Symbolism and rationality in the politics of psychoactive substances / Robin Room -- What does it mean to decriminalize marijuana? A cross-national empirical examination / Rosalie L. Pacula, Robert MacCoun, Peter Reuter, Jamie Chriqui, Beau Kilmer, Katherine Harris, Letizia Paoli, Carsten Schäfer -- Economic perspectives on injecting drug use / David E. Bloom, Ajay Mahal, Brendan O'Flaherty -- Models pertaining to how drug policy should vary over the course of a drug epidemic / Jonathan P. Caulkins -- Demand for illicit drugs among pregnant women / Hope Corman, Kelly Noonan, Nancy E. Reichman, Dhaval Dave -- Economic evaluation of relapse prevention for substance users : treatment settings and health care policy / Tetsuji Yamada, Chia-Ching Chen, Tadashi Yamada -- The effect of alcohol consumption on the earnings of older workers / Henry Saffer, Dhaval Dave -- Drugs and juvenile crime : evidence from a panel of siblings and twins / H. Naci Mocan, Erdal Tekin -- Introduction / Björn Lindgren, Michael Grossman -- Preface / Björn Lindgren, Michael Grossman
Control code
bslw06313605
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvi, 450 p.).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781849503617
Specific material designation
remote

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