State tax changes and quasi-experimental price elasticities of U.S. cigarette demand: An update

Badi H. Baltagi, Rajeev K. Goel

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Abstract

This paper uses 336 state tax changes across the U.S. spanning 42 years (1956-1997) to provide an updated look at the quasi-experimental price elasticities of cigarette demand. It also studies the sensitivity of these elasticity estimates to changes in the cigarette market over time as well as their sensitivity to border-effect purchases. Besides replicating earlier findings, the results show a downward trend in these elasticities over time and sensitivity to border effect purchases. Policy implications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)422-429
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Economics and Finance
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Finance
  • Economics and Econometrics

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