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Do Consumers Exploit Precommitment Opportunities? Evidence from Natural Experiments Involving Liquor Consumption

B. Douglas Bernheim, Jonathan Meer, Neva K. Novarro

NBER Working Paper No. 17762
Issued in January 2012

---- Acknowledgements -----

We are grateful to Jennifer Doleac, Mark Hoekstra, Michael Lovenheim, Harvey Rosen, Jeremy West, and William Gui Woolston for valuable comments. Numerous state alcohol board agents, law librarians, and legislative assistants contributed clarification on data issues; Michael Lovenheim and Mark Stehr provided supplemental data. Jillian Carr, Mario Garza, Mustafa Karakaplan, Analisa Packham, Xander Slaski, and Zhihao Zhang provided able research 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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