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PAM 4380 february 25 - • Supply-side intervention in the...

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Unformatted text preview: 2/25/2011 • Supply-side intervention in the market for meth – Dobkin & Nicosia • Alcoholic beverages with caffeine • Next: restaurant smoking bans – Shetty et al, 2009 • Homework #3: due Monday, Feb. 28 • Prelim #1: Friday, March 4 War on Meth • 1995 DEA raids – Clifton Pharmaceuticals: seized 25 tons of precursors → 16 tons of meth – X-Pressive Looks, Inc. (mail order): shut down prevented 13 tons of meth • By comparison – 1994 raids totaled 0.76 tons – 1994 total meth consumption estimated at 34.1 tons Possible research questions • Public health policy analysis: What was the causal impact of the 1995 DEA raids on public health outcomes related to meth? – Internal validity • Economics: What do we learn about drug markets? – External validity – Price elasticity of demand for meth – Causal relationship between meth & crime – (Supply side of meth) Outcome Variables • California • Health outcomes – Amphetamine-related hospital admissions – Drug treatment admissions • Crime outcomes – Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring Program (San Jose, LA, San Diego) – Jurisdiction-level crime data Econometric equations...
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2011 for the course PAM 4380 taught by Professor Kenkel during the Spring '08 term at Cornell.

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PAM 4380 february 25 - • Supply-side intervention in the...

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