NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

The Virtuous Tax: Lifesaving and Crime-Prevention Effects of the 1991 Federal Alcohol-Tax Increase

Philip J. Cook, Christine Piette Durrance

NBER Working Paper No. 17709
Issued in December 2011

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank Liz Ananat, Ashu Handa, Jens Ludwig, Christina Peters, and Seth Sanders for helpful suggestions on an earlier draft. Erin Hye-Won Kim and Vignesh Nathan provided superb assistance. 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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