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Estimating Demand For Cigarettes And Alcohol With Zero Observations:

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Consumption of cigarettes, beer and wine by individuals is investigated, using a multivariate sample selection model. Empirical results suggest that the proposed model performs better than the restricted specifications. Gender differences are also present.

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  • Yen, Steven T., 2003. "Estimating Demand For Cigarettes And Alcohol With Zero Observations:," 2003 Annual meeting, July 27-30, Montreal, Canada 22168, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
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