What’s in a cost? Comparing economic and public health easures of alcohol’s social costs

Crampton, Eric and Burgess, Matt and Taylor, Brad (2012) What’s in a cost? Comparing economic and public health easures of alcohol’s social costs. New Zealand Medical Journal , 125 (1360). pp. 66-73. ISSN 0028-8446

Abstract

Studies based on a cost of illness method frequently assert large social costs from a variety of risky activities, the harms from which most typically fall upon the risk-taker himself. Many of these costs are inadmissible in a standard economic framework; consequently, figures derived by the cost of illness method are not comparable with other economic notions of cost and are of very limited policy use.


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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2016 04:55
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2017 05:29
Fields of Research : 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140219 Welfare Economics
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140208 Health Economics
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/28333

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