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Playing With Fire: Cigarettes, Taxes and Competition From the Internet

Austan Goolsbee, Michael Lovenheim, Joel B. Slemrod

NBER Working Paper No. 15612
Issued in December 2009

---- Acknowledgements -----

We wish to thank Jonathan Gruber, James Poterba, Raj Chetty, Ward Hanson, John Bound, Maria Fitzpatrick, two anonymous referees, and participants at seminars at UC Berkeley, the University of Chicago, and the NBER Summer Institute for helpful comments. We also thank Jane Dokko, Peter Katuscak, Pablo Pena, Svetla Tzenova and Jongsang Park for research assistance, and the American Tax Policy Institute and the Searle Freedom Trust for financial support. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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