Evaluating the Impact of Changing Mississippi’s Tobacco Tax
AbstractA multiple regression was performed on 37 years of data to determine the impact of raising the tobacco tax on cigarettes by $.24 per pack on cigarette sales in Mississippi. The t-statistic for the slope was significant at the .05 critical alpha level, t(29) =1.69 and p=.05. Thus, we conclude that there is a positive significant relationship between taxes and sales volume. Further, about 91 of the variability in sales volume could be explained by the demand model.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Southern Agricultural Economics Association in its series 2009 Annual Meeting, January 31-February 3, 2009, Atlanta, Georgia with number 46855.
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Demand; tobacco tax; regression model; retail employment; elasticity of demand; price change; Community/Rural/Urban Development; Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies; Teaching/Communication/Extension/Profession;
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