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Title: Persistence in alcohol consumption: evidence from migrants

Author(s): Marit Hinnosaar and Elaine M. Liu

Publication Date: August 2020

Keyword(s): Alcohol, Geographic variation, migration, Regulation and taxes

Programme Area(s): Industrial Organization

Abstract: In this paper, we study how much regulation and other location-specific factors explain regional differences in alcohol consumption? We analyze changes in alcohol consumption when households move from one state to another in the United States. We find that about two thirds of the regional differences in alcohol consumption can be attributed to differences in regulation and other location-specific effects. Our results suggest that alcohol availability accounts for a large share of the location-specific effect.

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Hinnosaar, M and Liu, E. 2020. 'Persistence in alcohol consumption: evidence from migrants'. London, Centre for Economic Policy Research.