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Drugs: Drugs, economics and policy

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  • Bruno S. Frey

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There is no necessary link between drug consumption, addiction and social disintegration. Empirical evidence suggests that a considerable share of the population has consumed illegal drugs during some period of their lives. A substantial proportion of drug users have a job and home. Many 'mature out' of drug consumption in their thirties. Most drug users are normal consumers responding systematically to relative prices. Copyright Centre for Economic Policy Research, Centre for Economic Studies, Maison des Sciences de l'Homme 1997.

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Article provided by CEPR & CES & MSH in its journal Economic Policy.

Volume (Year): 12 (1997)
Issue (Month): 25 (October)
Pages: 387-398

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Handle: RePEc:bla:ecpoli:v:12:y:1997:i:25:p:387-398

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Cited by:
  1. Skott, Peter & Thorlund Jepsen, Gunnar, 2002. "Paradoxical effects of drug policy in a model with imperfect competition and switching costs," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 48(4), pages 335-354, August.
  2. Hanno Beck & Aloys Prinz, 2002. "Ordnungspolitik auf illegalen Märkten: Der Drogen- und Waffenmarkt," Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik, Verein für Socialpolitik, vol. 3(1), pages 23-35, 02.
  3. Yunker, James A., 2012. "Estimated optimal drug law enforcement expenditures based on U.S. annual data," Journal of Policy Modeling, Elsevier, vol. 34(3), pages 356-371.
  4. Lippert, Steffen & Schumacher, Christoph, 2009. "Hopping on the Methadone Bus," MPRA Paper 13043, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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