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The efficiency of a volumetric alcohol tax in Australia

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  • Joshua Byrnes
  • Dennis Petrie
  • Christopher Doran

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  • Anthony Shakeshaft

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From these scenarios, it can be shown that, for the same tax revenue, consumer welfare can be reduced or, for the same level of loss to consumer welfare, taxation revenue can be increased. Both these scenarios result in a reduction of pure alcohol consumption. Copyright Adis Data Information BV 2012

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  • Joshua Byrnes & Dennis Petrie & Christopher Doran & Anthony Shakeshaft, 2012. "The efficiency of a volumetric alcohol tax in Australia," Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, Springer, vol. 10(1), pages 37-49, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:aphecp:v:10:y:2012:i:1:p:37-49
    DOI: 10.2165/11594850-000000000-00000
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    1. Christopher Doran & Joshua Byrnes, 2012. "The role of health economics in alcohol policy," Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, Springer, vol. 10(1), pages 33-35, January.
    2. Anurag Sharma & Brian Vandenberg & Bruce Hollingsworth, 2014. "Minimum Pricing of Alcohol versus Volumetric Taxation: Which Policy Will Reduce Heavy Consumption without Adversely Affecting Light and Moderate Consumers?," PLOS ONE, Public Library of Science, vol. 9(1), pages 1-13, January.
    3. Maier, Tomas, 2012. "Modelling Brewing Industry Pricing," AGRIS on-line Papers in Economics and Informatics, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Faculty of Economics and Management, vol. 4(4 Special), pages 1-9, December.
    4. John Ataguba, 2012. "Alcohol policy and taxation in South Africa," Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, Springer, vol. 10(1), pages 65-76, January.

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