Alcoholic beverages in Ireland : market forces and government policy

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dc.contributor.author Walsh, Brendan M.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-11-03T16:39:50Z
dc.date.available 2009-11-03T16:39:50Z
dc.date.copyright 1984 The Authors. Journal compilation 1984 Society for the Study of Addiction en
dc.date.issued 1984-10
dc.identifier.citation British Journal of Addiction en
dc.identifier.issn 0952-0481
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/1587
dc.description.abstract The changing pattern of consumption of alcoholic beverages in Ireland and the association between this and the trend in alcohol-related problems are examined. As a result of a relatively low price and high income elasticities of demand for alcoholic beverages, the high level of taxation of alcohol in Ireland has resulted in an exceptionally large proportion of income being devoted to purchasing them rather than to a fall in their consumption. During the 1980's it became apparent that any major divergence between Irish and U.K. liquor prices generated a large cross-border trade and was counter-productive from a revenue perspective. Further pressure to reduce the level of taxation is coming from the move to harmonise taxes across EC member states. The limitations of taxation policy as a means of controlling the consumption of demerit goods in a small economy are clearly illustrated by the Irish experience. en
dc.format.extent 4304 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Blackwell en
dc.subject.lcsh Drinking of alcoholic beverages--Ireland en
dc.subject.lcsh Alcoholic beverages--Taxation--Ireland en
dc.subject.lcsh Alcoholism--Ireland en
dc.title Alcoholic beverages in Ireland : market forces and government policy en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.authorid UCD0036 en
dc.internal.availability Full text not available en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 84 en
dc.identifier.issue 10 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1163 en
dc.identifier.endpage 1171 en
dc.neeo.contributor Walsh|Brendan M.|aut|UCD0036 en


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