School of Economics
University of Wollongong
NSW 2522 AUSTRALIA
NBER Working Papers and Publications
|January 2014||Breaking the Link Between Legal Access to Alcohol and Motor Vehicle Accidents: Evidence from New South Wales|
with Jason M. Lindo, Peter Siminski: w19857
A large literature has documented significant public health benefits associated with the minimum legal drinking age in the United States, particularly because of the resulting effects on motor vehicle accidents. These benefits form the primary basis for continued efforts to restrict youth access to alcohol. It is important to keep in mind, though, that policymakers have a wide variety of alcohol-control options available to them, and understanding how these policies may complement or substitute for one another can improve policy making moving forward. Towards this end, we propose that investigating the causal effects of the minimum legal drinking age in New South Wales, Australia provides a particularly informative case study, because Australian states are among the world leaders in their ...
Published: Jason M. Lindo & Peter Siminski & Oleg Yerokhin, 2015. "BREAKING THE LINK BETWEEN LEGAL ACCESS TO ALCOHOL AND MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS: EVIDENCE FROM NEW SOUTH WALES," Health Economics, , pages n/a-n/a. citation courtesy of