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The Economist's Role In Rationalizing Drug Policy

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  • Benson, B.L.
  • Rasmussen, D.W.

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Understanding the consequences of government regulation of markets is at the core of economic research on public policy, Economists are thus attracted to the study of drug markets that face the ultimate regulation, prohibition. Much of the earliest economic analysis focused on issues of demand elasticty and the most effective way to alloacte criminal justice resources in order to reduce drug use.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, Florida State University in its series Working Papers with number 1996_10_01.

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Length: 31 pages
Date of creation: 1996
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Handle: RePEc:fsu:wpaper:1996_10_01

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Keywords: GOVERNMENT POLICY ; DRUGS OF ABUSE;

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