In May 2018, the Scottish Government set a minimum price of 50p per unit of alcohol. In a forthcoming paper in the Nordic Journal of Health Economics, we use data on household’s weekly off-sales alcohol purchases to assess who the Minimum Unit Pricing policy is likely to affect most. The video highlights the key findings...
More information on the methods used and results obtained can be found at:
Ejebu, O., McKenzie, L. and Ludbrook, A. (2018) 'Household purchasing of cheap alcohol: who would be most affected by minimum unit pricing', Nordic Journal of Health Economics [Epub ahead of print]. [Open access]
Many thanks to Dr Ourega-Zoé Ejebu for her work developing this blog post.
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