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Socially Optimal Taxation of Alcohol: The Case of Czech Beer


  • Janda, Karel
  • Mikolasek, Jakub
  • Netuka, Martin


The proposed paper belongs to the literature on food demand and optimal taxation and to the literature dealing with economics of alcohol production and consumption. We investigate the question of optimal taxation for the commodity whose consumption has positive and negative features both for individual consumer and for the society. The commodity we analyze is the Czech beer.

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  • Janda, Karel & Mikolasek, Jakub & Netuka, Martin, 2010. "Socially Optimal Taxation of Alcohol: The Case of Czech Beer," 2010 Annual Meeting, July 25-27, 2010, Denver, Colorado 61464, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea10:61464

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    1. Adam Wagstaff, 2010. "Estimating health insurance impacts under unobserved heterogeneity: the case of Vietnam's health care fund for the poor," Health Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 19(2), pages 189-208.
    2. Wagstaff, Adam & Lindelow, Magnus & Jun, Gao & Ling, Xu & Juncheng, Qian, 2009. "Extending health insurance to the rural population: An impact evaluation of China's new cooperative medical scheme," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 28(1), pages 1-19, January.
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    Almost Ideal Demand System; alcohol; beer; brewing industry; consumption; the Czech Republic; elasticity; price; spirits; tax; wine.; Agricultural and Food Policy; Consumer/Household Economics; Demand and Price Analysis; Health Economics and Policy; Public Economics; D12; L66; Q18;

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    • D12 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis
    • L66 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - Food; Beverages; Cosmetics; Tobacco
    • Q18 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy


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