Economic impacts of alcohol pricing policy options in the UK – RAND – 2011

Posted on February 4, 2011. Filed under: Alcohol & Drug Dep., Health Policy | Tags: |

Economic impacts of alcohol pricing policy options in the UK – RAND – 2011

by Priscillia Hunt, Lila Rabinovich, Ben Baumberg

“In an effort to understand the economic implications associated with various possible measures to tackle alcohol harms, the Home Office commissioned RAND Europe to undertake research into three particular policies — minimum pricing, ban on below-cost sales, and taxation. This study presents evidence on the links between alcohol prices and consumption and the economic impacts of each policy option, the statistical data describing the market for alcohol and findings from interviews with key stakeholders.”

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