Controlling affordability: pricing and taxation

Thomas Babor, Harold Holder, Raul Caetano, Ross Homel, Sally Casswell, Michael Livingston, Griffith Edwards, Esa Österberg, Norman Giesbrecht, Jürgen Rehm, Kathryn Graham, Robin Room, Joel Grube, Ingeborg Rossow and Linda Hill

in Alcohol: No Ordinary Commodity

Second edition

Published in print February 2010 | ISBN: 9780199551149
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191720642 | DOI:
Controlling affordability: pricing and taxation

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This chapter considers the aims, mechanisms, and effects of alcohol taxation and pricing, two important economic strategies that have strong implications for the prevention of alcohol-related problems. It reviews economic research and other studies to evaluate how alcohol prices affect alcohol consumption and what aspects moderate the effects of price changes.

Keywords: alcohol consumption; alcohol tax; alcohol policy; alcohol prices; price control

Chapter.  8295 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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