Impact of Non-Smoking Ordinances on Hospitality Revenues: The Case of Germany

@article{Ahlfeldt2009ImpactON,
  title={Impact of Non-Smoking Ordinances on Hospitality Revenues: The Case of Germany},
  author={Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt and W. Maennig},
  journal={Health Economics Evaluation Methods eJournal},
  year={2009}
}
Non-smoking ordinances are among the most popular albeit controversial public health-care legislations worldwide. This article provides an empirical assessment of the impact of non-smoking ordinances on bar and restaurant revenues in German Federal States. By application of panel spline regression and difference-in-difference strategies, we find negative impact limited to bars in the very short run. If any, there is a positive impact on total expenditures in the long run, indicating that either… Expand
Much ado about nothing? Smoking bans and Germany's hospitality industry
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