The Economic Analysis of Substance Use and Abuse
An Integration of Econometric and Behavioral Economic Research
The Economic Analysis of Substance Use and Abuse brings these distinctive fields of study together and presents for the first time an integrated assessment of their data and results. Unique and innovative, this multidisciplinary volume will serve as an important resource in the current debates concerning alcohol and drug use and abuse and the impacts of legalizing illicit drugs.
Frank J. Chaloupka, Michael Grossman, Warren K. Bickel, and Henry Saffer.
I. Cigarette Smoking and Other Tobacco Use
1. Tobacco Taxes, Smoking Restrictions, and Tobacco Use
Robert L. Ohsfeldt, Raymond G. Boyle, and Eli I. Capilouto.
2. The Behavioral Economics of Smoking
Warren K. Bickel and Gregory J. Madden.
Comment (on chaps. 1 and 2): Kenneth E. Warner
Comment (on chaps. 1 and 2): Neil E. Grunberg
II. Alcohol Use and Abuse
3. The Effects of Price Changes on Alcohol Consumption in Alcohol-Experienced Rats
Jeffrey K. Sarbaum, Solomon W. Polachek, and Norman E. Spear.
4. Delayed Reward Discounting in Alcohol Abuse
Rudy E. Vuchinich and Cathy A. Simpson.
Comment (on chaps. 3 and 4): Michael E. Hilton
Comment (on chaps. 3 and 4): Thomas F. Babor
III. Illicit Drug Use
5. The Demand for Cocaine and Marijuana by Youth
Frank J. Chaloupka, Michael Grossman, and John A. Tauras.
6. Applying Behavioral Economics to the Challenge of Reducing Cocaine Abuse
Stephen T. Higgins
Comment (on chaps. 5 and 6): Jonathan P. Caulkins
Comment (on chaps. 5 and 6): David Shurtleff
IV. Polydrug Use
7. Demographic Differentials in the Demand for Alcohol and Illicit Drugs
Henry Saffer and Frank J. Chaloupka.
8. A Behavioral Economic Analysis of Polydrug Abuse in Heroin Addicts
Nancy M. Petry and Warren K. Bickel.
Comment (on chaps. 7 and 8): A. Thomas McLellan
Comment (on chaps. 7 and 8): Mark A. R. Kleiman
V. Substance Abuse and Employment
9. Are Alcoholics in Bad Jobs?
Donald S. Kenkel and Ping Wang.
10. Employment as a Drug Abuse Treatment Intervention: A Behavioral Economic Analysis
Kenneth Silverman and Elias Robles.
Comment (on chaps. 9 and 10): John Mullahy
Comment (on chaps. 9 and 10): Sharon M. Hall
VI. Substance Use and Income
11. Income Alters the Relative Reinforcing Effects of Drug and Nondrug Reinforcers
Marilyn E. Carroll
12. Does Drug Use Cause Poverty?
Comment (on chaps. 11 and 12): Christopher J. Ruhm
Comment (on chaps. 11 and 12): Steven R. Hursh