NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Rethinking America's Illegal Drug Policy

John J. Donohue III, Benjamin Ewing, David Peloquin

NBER Working Paper No. 16776
Issued in February 2011

---- Acknowledgements -----

The authors wish to thank Jonathan Caulkins, Phil Cook, Louis Kaplow, Rob MacCoun, Jeffrey Miron, Peter Reuter, and participants at two NBER conferences and the Harvard Law School Law and Economics workshop for valuable comments. We are also particularly grateful to Jeffrey Miron and Angela Dills for sharing their national time series data on drug prohibition enforcement and crime. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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