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St.Petersburg Economic seminar (HSE, EU, PDMI) on March, 05: Alexander Skorobogatov (HSE St. Petersburg)

Topic: The effect of alcohol sales restrictions on alcohol poisoning mortality: evidence from Russia
Date & Time: March, 05; 18:00 - 19:30
Venue: St Petersburg, Fontanka river embankment, 27, PDMI RAS, Marble hall (2nd floor)

Alexander Skorobogatov (HSE St. Petersburg) will give a talk on The effect of alcohol sales restrictions on alcohol poisoning mortality: evidence from Russia.
Time:
 18:00 - 19:30
Venue: St Petersburg, Fontanka river embankment, 27, PDMI RAS, Marble hall (2nd floor)

Abstract: This paper examines the tough anti-alcohol legislation recently introduced in Russia, which due to regional variation allows it to be used as a natural experiment. The effect of the restriction of trading hours on alcoholic poisoning mortality is estimated. To establish the causal link, difference-in-differences, synthetic controls, and their generalized version are used. The main conclusion is that the sales restrictions lead to higher alcohol poisoning mortality, which implies that more toxic alcohol surrogates serve as substitutes for commercially available alcohol.

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The effect of alcohol sales restrictions on alcohol poisoning mortality: evidence from Russia

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