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PAM 4380 february 25

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

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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
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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
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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)
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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
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Econometric equations
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