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Conference Arne Ryde Symposium (24th : 2004 : Lund University Center for Health Economics)

Title Substance use : individual behavior, social interactions, markets and politics / edited by Björn Lindgren, Michael Grossman.

Imprint Amsterdam ; Oxford : Elsevier JAI, 2005.

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Description 1 online resource (xxvi, 450 pages) : illustrations.
Series Advances in health economics and health services research ; v. 16
Advances in health economics and health services research ; v. 16.
Contents Introduction / Bjorn Lindgren and Michael Grossman -- psychobiology of aggressive behaviour / Lil Traskman-Bendz and Sofie Westling -- Individual behaviours and substance use : the role of price / Michael Grossman -- Demand for illicit drugs among pregnant women / Hope Corman, Kelly Noonan, Nancy E. Reichman and Dhaval Dave -- effect of alcohol consumption on the earnings of older workers / Henry Saffer and Dhaval Dave -- Drugs and juvenile crime : evidence from a panel of siblings and twins / H. Naci Mocan and Erdal Tekin -- Antidepressants and the suicide rate : is there really a connection? / Matz Dahlberg and Douglas Lundin -- Choice, social interaction and addiction : the social roots of addictive preferences / Ole-Jorgen Skog -- 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 -- investigation of the effects of alcohol policies on youth STDs / Michael Grossman, Robert Kaestner and 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 and Cynthia McDougall -- Tobacco control policies and youth smoking : evidence from a new era / John A. Tauras, Sara Markowitz and John Cawley -- fires are not out yet : higher taxes and young adult smoking / Philip DeCicca, Don Kenkel and Alan Mathios -- Coupons and advertising in markets for addictive goods : do cigarette manufacturers react to known future tax increases? / Dean R. Lillard and Andrew Sfekas -- Symbolism and rationality in the politics of psychoactive substances / Robin Room.
What does it mean to decriminalize Marijuana? : across-national empirical examination / Rosalie L. Pacula, Robert MacCoun, Peter Reuter, Jamie Chriqui, Beau Kilmer, Katherine Harris, Letizia Paoli and Carsten Schafer -- Economic perspectives on injecting drug use / David E. Bloom, Ajay Mahal and Brendan O'Flaherty -- Models pertaining to how drug policy should vary over the course of a drug epidemic / Jonathan P. Caulkins -- Economic evaluation of relapse prevention for substance users : treatment settings and health care policy / Tetsuji Yamada, Chia-Ching Chen and Tadashi Yamada.
Note Selected conference papers.
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 also are represented. Any successful attempt to address substance use must adopt an interdisciplinary perspective. The aim of the volume to cover issues pertaining to individual behaviour, social interactions, markets, and politics makes this all the more necessary."--Jacket.
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Subject Substance abuse -- Economic aspects -- Congresses.
Substance abuse -- Social aspects -- Congresses.
Substance abuse -- Government policy -- Congresses.
Substance-Related Disorders.
Drug and Narcotic Control.
Social Behavior.
Genre/Form Congresses.
Electronic books.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Added Author Lindgren, Björn, 1942-
Grossman, Michael, 1942-
Other Form: Print version: Arne Ryde Symposium (24th : 2004 : Lund University Center for Health Economics). Substance use. Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier JAI, 2005 0762312335 (OCoLC)60611240
ISBN 0080461158 (electronic bk.)
9780080461151 (electronic bk.)
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0762312335 (hbk.)
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