Economic impact on alcohol industry of pricing and non-price policies

Scoping study of the economic impact on the alcohol industry of pricing and non-price policies to regulate the affordability and availability of alcohol in Scotland

A logic model was developed to identify where the impact of different policies was likely to be and the supply chains for the alcohol industry were mapped. A review of potential data sources was carried out, including consultation with industry sources. Four study options were explored in detail and an assessment was made of the likely outputs of each study in relation to the evaluation objectives and the risks associated with each option.

Outcome and Translation

The results were reported to NHS Health Scotland and informed their decision making in relation to commissioning further research.

HERU researchers involved in this research project: Anne Ludbrook

External collaborators: D Petrie (University of Melbourme).

Publications

Petrie, D., Ludbrook, A., Gobey, M., Dewhurst, J., Montagna, C. and Molana, H. (2010) Scoping study of the economic impact on the alcohol industry of pricing and non-price policies to regulate the affordability and availability of alcohol in Scotland. Final Report to NHS Health Scotland, NHS Health Scotland.