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L'impact de la taxation sur les ventes de cigarettes en France. Une approche économétrique

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  • Vincent Fromentin

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This article aims to contribute to the debate about the impact of tobacco taxation in France between 2000 and 2012 with an econometric approach. Unit root tests with endogenous break and a structural break test are used to analyze the impact of the increase of price on cigarette sales over two periods, separated by the structural break in October 2003 as splitting point. Econometric tests confirm the existence of a break in the series of sales of cigarettes. They highlight different price elasticity of demand from one period to another. The conclusions of this article can contribute to the study of this public health problem in which the political and economic dimensions are related, showing that the government should implement a sharp rise in prices for concrete and rapid effects. Classification JEL?: C01, H2, I10

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  • Vincent Fromentin, 2015. "L'impact de la taxation sur les ventes de cigarettes en France. Une approche économétrique," Revue économique, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 66(3), pages 601-614.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:recosp:reco_pr2_0044
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    • C01 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - General - - - Econometrics
    • H2 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue
    • I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General

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