Understanding Alcohol Consumption across Countries

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Abstract

With unpublished data from the International Comparison Program that cover the consumption of three alcoholic beverages in over 150 countries, we analyse drinking patterns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

Publication series

NameEconomics Discussion Papers
No.17
Volume19

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