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Markus Gehrsitz

Department of Economics
University of Strathclyde
Strathclyde Business School
Duncan Wing
199 Cathedral Street
Glasgow G4 0QU
UK
Tel: 0141 548 3960

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Institutional Affiliation: University of Strathclyde

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July 2015The Effect of Post-and-Hold Laws on Alcohol Consumption
with Henry Saffer: w21367
This paper estimates the effects of post-and-hold laws on alcohol consumption and price. Post-and-hold laws require alcohol wholesalers to provide a list of prices to the state, which can be reviewed by retailers, competitors and the public. These laws were generally enacted at the end of prohibition with the intention of limiting alcohol consumption by raising prices. The laws may also have the unintended consequence of protecting small retailers. Recently, several large retailers have argued in court that these laws are counter to the Sherman Act, which limits anti-competitive behavior. This paper follows the recent paper by Cooper and Wright (2012) and adds new data and new statistical tests. Both difference-in–difference models and synthetic control models are employed. The esti...

Published: Saffer, Henry & Gehrsitz, Markus, 2016. "The effect of post-and-hold laws on alcohol consumption," International Review of Law and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 45(C), pages 63-71. citation courtesy of

 
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