National Drug Strategy
National Drug Strategy

The avoidable costs of alcohol abuse in Australia and the potential benefits of effective policies to reduce the social costs of alcohol

9.2 Alcohol demand elasticities

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Fundamental information for the design of alcohol tax policies is data on alcohol demand elasticities, which measure the responsiveness of alcohol demand to changes in alcohol prices and in income. Australian data in this area are now largely outdated, so a need for new econometric research is indicated.

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