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The demand for tobacco products in the UK

Cullum, Paul and Pissarides, Christopher (2004) The demand for tobacco products in the UK. Government Economic Service working paper , Customs and Excise Press Office, London, UK.

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Abstract

This paper reports the results of the estimation of a tobacco demand model built by Professor Pissarides at the LSE and Paul Cullum at HM Customs and Excise. It is an attempt to overcome some of the problems found in previous attempts to model the tobacco market given its increased complexity over recent years. A model of the tobacco market is developed that allows for the sophisticated decisions of consumers who can choose between different qualities and sources of cigarettes or hand rolling tobacco. Elasticities with respect to the price of duty paid cigarettes are derived. A range of results has been considered to reflect some of the uncertainties in the tobacco market.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Official URL: http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/index.htm
Additional Information: © 2004 Crown copyright
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Sets: Departments > Economics
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Collections > Economists Online
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2011 13:35
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/35447/

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