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書名 Substance use [electronic resource] : individual behaviour, socialinteractions, markets, and politics / edited by Bj©œrn Lindgren, Michael Grossman
出版項 Bingley, U.K. : Emerald, 2005
國際標準書號 9781849503617 (electronic bk.)
9780762312337 (hbk.)
book jacket
說明 1 online resource (xxvi, 450 p.)
系列 Advances in health economics and health services research, 0731-2199 ; v. 16
Advances in health economics and health services research ; v. 16
附註 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-J©ırgen 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 : isdiffusion theory applicable? / Ingeborg Rossow -- An investigation of the effects of alcohol policies on youth std / Michael Grossman, RobertKaestner, 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 : highertaxesand young adult smoking / Philip DeCicca, Don Kenkel, Alan Mathios -- The psychobiology of aggressive behaviour / Lil Tr©Łskman-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 Sch©Þfer -- 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 / Bj©œrn Lindgren, Michael Grossman -- Preface / Bj©œrn Lindgren, Michael Grossman
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 consumerand 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 thevolume 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 estimatesof 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 theroles of psychobiology, social interaction, hyperbolic discounting, and peer effects in shaping decisions with regard to the use of harmfullyaddictive 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 treatmentservices for abusers. Readers of this volume should gain a much betterunderstanding of what we know and what we still need to know about theeconomics of substance use and abuse
主題 Business & Economics -- Economics -- Microeconomics. bisacsh
Drug & substance abuse: social aspects. bicssc
Economics. bicssc
Substance abuse
Alt Author Bolin, Kristian
Cawley, John
Lindgren, Bj©œrn, 1942-
Grossman, Michael, 1942-
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