Behavioural Economics and Drinking Behaviour: Preliminary Results from an Irish College Study
AbstractThis paper examines the results of single-equation regression models of the determinants of alcohol consumption patterns among college students modelling a rich variety of covariates including gender, family and peer drinking, tenure, personality, risk perception, time preferences and age of drinking onset. The results demonstrate very weak income effects and very strong effects of personality, peer drinking (in particular closest friend), time preferences and other substance use. The task of future research is to verify these results and assess causality using more detailed methods.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 2883.
Length: 16 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2007
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Publication status: published in: Economic Inquiry, 2008, 46 (1), 29-36
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- Liam Delaney & Colm Harmon & Patrick Wall, 2008. "Behavioral Economics And Drinking Behavior: Preliminary Results From An Irish College Study," Economic Inquiry, Western Economic Association International, vol. 46(1), pages 29-36, 01.
- Liam Delaney & Colm Harmon & Pat Wall, 2007. "Behavioural Economics and Drinking Behaviour: Preliminary Results from an Irish College Study," Working Papers, Geary Institute, University College Dublin 200704, Geary Institute, University College Dublin.
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- NEP-ALL-2007-07-07 (All new papers)
- NEP-CBE-2007-07-07 (Cognitive & Behavioural Economics)
- NEP-EVO-2007-07-07 (Evolutionary Economics)
- NEP-HEA-2007-07-07 (Health Economics)
- NEP-PKE-2007-07-07 (Post Keynesian Economics)
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