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Optimal Control of Nonlinear Processes: With Applications in Drugs, Corruption, and Terror
Background.- Continuous-Time Dynamical Systems.- Applied Optimal Control.- Tour d'Horizon: Optimal Control.- The Path to Deeper Insight: From Lagrange to Pontryagin.- Multiple Equilibria, Points ofExpand
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What Price Data Tell Us about Drug Markets
This paper reviews empirical evidence on drug prices and discusses implications for understanding of drug markets and for policy. The most striking characteristics of drug prices are their highExpand
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Drug prices and emergency department mentions for cocaine and heroin.
  • J. Caulkins
  • Medicine
  • American journal of public health
  • 1 September 2001
OBJECTIVES In this report, the author illustrates the historic relation between retail drug prices and emergency department mentions for cocaine and heroin. METHODS Price series based on the DrugExpand
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Marijuana Markets: Inferences from Reports by the Household Population
Generally more is known about drug use and demand than about markets and supply, in large part because population survey data are available while market data are not. Although the householdExpand
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Research Note - Sell First, Fix Later: Impact of Patching on Software Quality
We show that due to the fixed cost nature of investments in patching, a software vendor has incentives to release a buggier product early and patch it later in a larger market. Expand
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Developing public health regulations for marijuana: lessons from alcohol and tobacco.
Until November 2012, no modern jurisdiction had removed the prohibition on the commercial production, distribution, and sale of marijuana for nonmedical purposes-not even the Netherlands. GovernmentExpand
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Drug policy and the public good: evidence for effective interventions
Debates about which policy initiatives can prevent or reduce the damage that illicit drugs cause to the public good are rarely informed by scientific evidence. Fortunately, evidence-basedExpand
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Drug Policy and the Public Good
The most extensive study of US drug courts—a five-year examination of 23 courts and six comparison jurisdictions in eight states— found that these court programs can significantly decrease drug useExpand
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Price and purity analysis for illicit drug: data and conceptual issues.
  • J. Caulkins
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Drug and alcohol dependence
  • 1 September 2007
Data on illicit drug purity and prices are invaluable but challenging. Academic purists argue they are unsuitable for economic analysis [Manski, C.F., Pepper, J.V., Petrie, C.V., 2001. InformingExpand
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