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Trafficking in drugs and economic theory

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  • Pandey, S.S.D.

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The focus of this study is on black markets which provide an important segment of the parallel economy. These markets operate in disequilibrium,search and information costs become very important.Trafficking in drugs taken as case, to explore both theoretically and empirically. The problem, studied some twenty years back has been accentuating gradually world over. It is still a pressing problem of our civilization which needs to be tackled immediately and this requires a clear understanding of the problem and based on that,effective policy formulation and enforcement.We find that psycho-physiological dependence in abusers make their economic budget constraint 'redundant' thereby leading to completely inelastic demand schedules.Increasing cost of Police surveillance yields diminishing returns in terms of deterrence.There are secondary crimes as a result.By using developments in other human sciences, study opens the road leading to more realistic economic theory.

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  • Pandey, S.S.D., 1991. "Trafficking in drugs and economic theory," MPRA Paper 35711, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:35711
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    Keywords

    Drugs; neuropsychology; physiological economics; disequilibrium; dynamics; price theory; information; pressure; suction; market Tension; adjustment processes; black market;

    JEL classification:

    • D86 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Economics of Contract Law
    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
    • D85 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Network Formation
    • D84 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Expectations; Speculations
    • C02 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - General - - - Mathematical Economics
    • D78 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Positive Analysis of Policy Formulation and Implementation
    • E61 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Policy Objectives; Policy Designs and Consistency; Policy Coordination
    • D87 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Neuroeconomics
    • H26 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Tax Evasion and Avoidance
    • D21 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Firm Behavior: Theory
    • D11 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Theory
    • D81 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty
    • I0 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - General
    • A23 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - Graduate
    • E26 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Informal Economy; Underground Economy
    • D82 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Asymmetric and Private Information; Mechanism Design
    • D51 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Exchange and Production Economies
    • A10 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - General
    • D03 - Microeconomics - - General - - - Behavioral Microeconomics: Underlying Principles
    • D23 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Organizational Behavior; Transaction Costs; Property Rights
    • C65 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Miscellaneous Mathematical Tools
    • H87 - Public Economics - - Miscellaneous Issues - - - International Fiscal Issues; International Public Goods
    • D83 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Search; Learning; Information and Knowledge; Communication; Belief; Unawareness
    • H73 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - Interjurisdictional Differentials and Their Effects
    • D43 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection
    • D01 - Microeconomics - - General - - - Microeconomic Behavior: Underlying Principles
    • B41 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Economic Methodology - - - Economic Methodology

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