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How Persistent Are Consumption Habits? Micro-Evidence from Russia

Lorenz Kueng, Evgeny Yakovlev

NBER Working Paper No. 20298
Issued in July 2014, Revised in May 2015

---- Acknowledgments ----

We thank Orley Ashenfelter, David Card, Irina Denisova, Sergey Guriev, Denis Nekipelov, Gerard Roland, Katya Zhuravskaya, and seminar participants at UC Berkeley, Northwestern, Warwick, UPF, the New Economic School and CEFIR, HSE, the Empirical Macro Workshop in New Orleans, and the EEA meeting for helpful discussions and comments. Two previous versions of this paper were titled "USSR babies: Who drinks vodka in Russia?" and "How Persistent Are Consumption Habits? Micro-Evidence from Russia's Alcohol Market." 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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