Category: Economics

How to Buy a Bottle of Wine: Buyer’s Guide to Good Wine

Selecting wine can be an overwhelming or even intimidating experience. Thousands of bottles from around the world line the shelves ranging in price from $3.00 to $300.00 or more. Which one will you buy? Do you know how to buy a bottle of wine? They sometimes bear gold stickers proclaiming their victories in wine competitions. […]

Alcohol Prices and Binge Drinking: Connected?

Are alcohol prices and binge drinking connected? Could raising the price of alcohol (beer, wine and spirits or liquor) help reduce binge drinking? Heavy episodic drinking (often called binge drinking) is a serious health risk problem, especially among young people. There is great disagreement as to how binge drinking can best be reduced. There are […]

Economic Costs of Alcohol Abuse
Alcohol Taxes
Sunday Alcohol Sales / Blue Laws
Alcohol Marketing / Advertising / Sales

Additional Reading:

  • Barsby, S. A review of the Heien and Pittman study on the costs of alcohol abuse, Moderation Reader, 1990 (January/February).
  • Baumann, C.S. Call for beer run answered. Orlando Sentinel, 7-20-03.
  • Blackwell, Jon. 1921: Never on Sunday. Capital Century.
  • Blue Laws. Reader’s Companion to American History. Houghton Mifflin Co.
  • Blue Laws. Urban Legends Reference Pages.
  • Blue Laws. The Columbia Encyclopedia. NY: Columbia University Press, 6th ed., 2001.
  • Blue Laws.
  • Caruso, David B. Court: State ban on alcohol ads in college newspapers is unconstitutional. Centre Daily Times, July 29, 2004.
  • Drink and Grow Rich. Wall Street Journal, May 4, 2002.
  • Driving drunk can cost $20,000. Washington Times, 1-1-04, p. B2.
  • FTC Says Alcohol Type Not Aimed at Minors. Los Angeles Times (June 5, 2002).
  • Group to colleges: Pull alcohol ads. USA Today, 11-13-03, p. 14C.
  • Heien, D. The external costs of alcohol abuse, Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 1996, 57, 336-342.
  • Heien, Dale M., and Pittman, David J. The economic costs of alcohol abuse: An assessment of current methods and estimates. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 1989, 50, 567-579.
  • Laband, David N., and Heinbuch, Deborah. Blue Laws: The History, Economics, and Politics of Sunday-closing Laws. Lexington, MA: Lexington Books, 1987.
  • Melillo, W. FTC: Ads for "Alcopops" Not Aimed at Teens, Adweek (June 6, 2002).
  • Mellen, Karen. MADD official gets jail for theft. Chicago Tribune, 4-1-04.
  • Myers, Gustavus. Ye Olden Blue Laws. NY: Century Co., 1921.
  • Never on Sunday. Word Detective.
  • NASCAR to allow distilled spirits sponsorships in 2005., November 10, 2004.
  • Pearson, Erica. NYC’s blue laws. Gotham Gazette, May 26, 2003. issueoftheweek/20030526/200/405
  • Weinberg, R. Benefits of alcohol use wash out the costs of use says noted economist, Moderate Drinking Journal, 1987, 1(5).
  • Why Do We Have Sunday Blue Laws? In: Voorhees, Don. The Book of Totally Useless Information. NY: MFJ Books, 1993.

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