Price

Alcohol taxes and mark-ups in control states, are a way for governments to raise money to offset the societal cost and harm of alcohol use and are generally well-supported by the public. Minimum unit pricing and setting the price floor in control states has also been found to be an effective public health intervention when applied along with taxes, but this policy has not been tried in the U.S. Such strategies are found to increase alcohol prices, lower consumption and reduce alcohol-related harms such as drinking and driving, crime, violence and premature deaths.

Estimated Increase in Cross‐Border Purchases by Washington Residents Following Liquor Privatization and Implications for Alcohol Consumption Trends

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Analysis of Price Changes in Washington Following the 2012 Liquor Privatization

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Alcohol Tax Pass‐Through Across the Product and Price Range: Do Retailers Treat Cheap Alcohol Differently?

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  1. Distance Travelled to Purchase Alcohol and the Mediating Effect of Price
    Hobday M, Lensvelt E, Gordon E, Liang W, Meuleners L, Chikritzhs T. Public Health. 144, 48-56.
    Date: 2017
  2. The Effect of Excise Tax Increases on Cigarette Prices in South Africa
    Linegar DJ, van Walbeek C. Tobacco Control. 27(1).
    Date: 2017
  3. Are Alcohol Taxation and Pricing Policies Regressive? Product-Level Effects of a Specific Tax and a Minimum Unit Price for Alcohol
    Vandenberg B, Sharma A. Alcohol and Alcoholism. 51(4), 493-502.
    Date: 2016
  4. Estimated Increase in Cross‐Border Purchases by Washington Residents Following Liquor Privatization and Implications for Alcohol Consumption Trends
    Ye Y, Kerr WC. Addiction. 111(11), 1948-1953.
    Date: 2016
  5. The Effects of Alcohol Excise Tax Increases on Public Health and Safety in Texas
    Diaz MC, Chaloupka FJ, Jernigan DH. Austin, TX: Texans Standing Tall. .
    Date: 2015
  6. Alcohol Purchasing by Ill Heavy Drinkers; Cheap Alcohol is No Single Commodity
    Gill J, Chick J, Black H, Rees C, O'May F, Rush R, McPake B. Public Health. 129(12), 1571-1578.
    Date: 2015
  7. Analysis of Price Changes in Washington Following the 2012 Liquor Privatization
    Kerr WC, Williams E, Greenfield TK. Alcohol and Alcoholism. 50(6), 654-660.
    Date: 2015
  8. The Relationship Between Alcohol Price and Brand Choice Among Underage Drinkers: Are the Most Popular Alcoholic Brands Consumed by Youth the Cheapest?
    Albers AB, DeJong W, Naimi TS, Siegel M, Jernigan DH. Substance Use & Misuse. 49(13), 1833-1843.
    Date: 2014
  9. Alcohol Tax Pass‐Through Across the Product and Price Range: Do Retailers Treat Cheap Alcohol Differently?
    Ally AK, Meng Y, Chakraborty R, Dobson PW, Seaton JS, Holmes J, Brennan A. Addiction. 109(12), 1994-2002.
    Date: 2014
  10. Implications for Alcohol Minimum Unit Pricing Advocacy: What Can We Learn for Public Health from UK Newsprint Coverage of Key Claim-Makers in the Policy Debate?
    Hilton S, Wood K, Patterson C, Katikireddi SV. Social Science & Medicine. 102, 157-164.
    Date: 2014
  11. Comparing Alcohol Affordability in 65 Cities Worldwide
    Kan M-Y, Lau M. Drug and Alcohol Review. 32(1), 19-26.
    Date: 2013 (archived)
  12. United States Alcohol Affordability and Real Tax Rates, 1950–2011
    Kerr WC Patterson D Greenfield TK Jones AS McGeary KA Terza JV . American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 44(5):459-64.
    Date: 2013 (archived)
  13. Differences in Liquor Prices Between Control State-Operated and License-State Retail Outlets in the United States
    Siegel M, DeJong W, Albers AB, Naimi TS, Jernigan DH. Addiction. 108(2), 339-347.
    Date: 2013 (archived)
  14. Affordability of Alcohol as a Key Driver of Alcohol Demand in New Zealand: A Co-Integration Analysis
    Wall M, Casswell S. Addiction. 108(1), 72-79.
    Date: 2013 (archived)
  15. The Raising of Minimum Alcohol Prices in Saskatchewan, Canada: Impacts on Consumption and Implications for Public Health
    Stockwell T, Zhao J, Giesbrecht N, Macdonald S, Thomas G, Wettlaufer A. American Journal of Public Health. 102(12), e103-e110.
    Date: 2012 (archived)
  16. The Pricing Policy of Alcohol Monopolies: The Case of Sweden and Quebec
    Spiering C. Unpublished Masters, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam. .
    Date: 2011 (archived)
  17. Changes in Alcohol-Related Problems After Alcohol Policy Changes in Denmark, Finland, and Sweden
    Bloomfield K, Wicki M, Gustafsson N-K, Makela Pia, Room R. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. 32-40.
    Date: 2010 (archived)
  18. You Save Money When You Buy in Bulk: Does Volume-Based Pricing Cause People to Buy More Beer?
    Bray JW, Loomis BR, Engelen M. Health Economics. 18(5), 607-618.
    Date: 2009 (archived)
  19. Correlates of In-Store Promotions for Beer: Differential Effects of Market and Product Characteristics
    Bray JW, Loomis B, Engelen M. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. 68(2), 220-228.
    Date: 2007 (archived)
  20. What Determines Wine Prices: Objective Vs. Sensory Characteristics
    Lecocq S, Visser M. Journal of Wine Economics. 1(1), 42-56.
    Date: 2006 (archived)
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