Understanding Alcohol Consumption across Countries

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With unpublished data from the International Comparison Program that cover the consumption of three alcoholic beverages in over 150 countries, we analyse drinking patterns around the world with an index-number approach, by estimating a demand system, and by studying the interaction among beverages in generating utility. We consider a separate demand system for each income quartile and find that tastes are not too different acorss quartiles. Broadly speaking, the results are robust to rolling sub-samples of countries, an alternative demand model and sample selectivity issues.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUWA Business School
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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NameEconomics Discussion Papers


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