• Published 2016

Wholesale Prices , Retail Prices and the Lumpy Pass-Through of Alcohol Taxes ( Preliminary and Incomplete-CITE WITH PERMISSION ONLY )

@inproceedings{Conlon2016WholesaleP,
  title={Wholesale Prices , Retail Prices and the Lumpy Pass-Through of Alcohol Taxes ( Preliminary and Incomplete-CITE WITH PERMISSION ONLY )},
  author={Christopher Conlon and Nirupama S. Rao},
  year={2016}
}
This paper examines the pass-through of alcohol taxes into distilled spirits prices using detailed UPC-level data from Nielsen Homescan, as well as new state specific wholesale product prices from the regulator in Connecticut. We find that an increase in the specific tax is roughly fully passed through into wholesale prices (pass-through rates of 1.301 (0.368) over the one-month horizon falling to 0.805 (0.255) over the six-month horizon) but over-shifted into retail prices, particularly for… CONTINUE READING

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