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How Do Drug Lords in Final Destination Countries Respond to Anti-Drug Policies?

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  • Jacobsson, Adam

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    (Dept. of Economics, Stockholm University)

  • Naranjo, Alberto

    ()
    (Dept. of Economics, Stockholm University)

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This paper models how drug lords in final destination countries respond to two types of government anti-drug policies: demand and supply oriented. Supply policies (crop eradication, interdiction, etcetera) are modeled in line with the previous literature, that is, they increase production costs. Demand policies (domestic law enforcement, demand reduction programs, etcetera) are modeled within a conflict framework with drug lords over the control of distribution channels for illegal drugs, which is novel. The model predicts drug use, price and indirectly drug related violent crime. These predictions appear to be consistent with the data.

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Paper provided by Stockholm University, Department of Economics in its series Research Papers in Economics with number 2004:13.

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Length: 20 pages
Date of creation: 20 Sep 2004
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:sunrpe:2004_0013

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