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The Tobacco Deal

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  • Bulow, J.
  • Klemperer, P.

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The authors analyse the major economic issues raised by the 1997 Tobacco Resolution and the ensuing proposed legislation that were intended to settle tobacco litigation in the United States. By settling litigation largely in return for tax increases, the Resolution was a superb example of a "win-win" deal.

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  • Bulow, J. & Klemperer, P., 1999. "The Tobacco Deal," Economics Papers 1999-w11, Economics Group, Nuffield College, University of Oxford.
  • Handle: RePEc:nuf:econwp:1999-w11
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    Keywords

    TOBACCO INDUSTRY ; LAW ; PUBLIC POLICY;

    JEL classification:

    • L66 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - Food; Beverages; Cosmetics; Tobacco
    • L51 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - Economics of Regulation
    • K32 - Law and Economics - - Other Substantive Areas of Law - - - Energy, Environmental, Health, and Safety Law

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