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Behavioural Economics and Drinking Behaviour: Preliminary Results from an Irish College Study

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  • Delaney, Liam

    ()
    (University of Stirling)

  • Harmon, Colm P.

    ()
    (University of Sydney)

  • Wall, Patrick G.

    ()
    (University College Dublin)

Abstract

This 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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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 2883.

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Length: 16 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2007
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Publication status: published in: Economic Inquiry, 2008, 46 (1), 29-36
Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp2883

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  1. Papers on Personality and Economics
    by Liam Delaney in Economics and Psychology Research on 2012-04-18 10:30:00
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