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Malleability of Alcohol Consumption: Evidence from Migrants

Hinnosaar, Marit; Liu, Elaine M.

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Elaine M. Liu



Abstract

How malleable is alcohol consumption? Specifically, how much is alcohol consumption driven by the current environment versus individual characteristics? To answer this question, we analyze changes in alcohol purchases when consumers move from one state to another in the United States. We find that if a household moves to a state with a higher (lower) average alcohol purchases than the origin state, the household is likely to increase (decrease) its alcohol purchases right after the move. The current environment explains about two-thirds of the differences in alcohol purchases. The adjustment takes place both on the extensive and intensive margins.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 21, 2022
Online Publication Date Jul 1, 2022
Publication Date Sep 1, 2022
Deposit Date Sep 21, 2022
Publicly Available Date Jan 2, 2024
Journal Journal of Health Economics
Print ISSN 0167-6296
Electronic ISSN 1879-1646
Publisher Elsevier BV
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 85
Article Number 102648
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhealeco.2022.102648
Keywords Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health; Health Policy
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/11467532
Publisher URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0167629622000674?via%3Dihub

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