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Effect of generic cigarettes on US cigarette demand and smuggling

  • Goel, Rajeev K.

This paper examines the effects of generic cigarettes on overall cigarette demand and smuggling, and studies influences of casual and organized smuggling for the United States. Generic cigarettes lower the price elasticity and diminish the effect of formal smuggling.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 115 (2012)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 114-117

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:115:y:2012:i:1:p:114-117
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  8. Rajeev Goel & Rati Ram, 2004. "Quantile-regression estimates of cigarette demand elasticities for the United States," Journal of Economics and Finance, Springer, vol. 28(3), pages 413-421, September.
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