Behavioural economics and drinking behaviour : preliminary results from an Irish college study

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Title: Behavioural economics and drinking behaviour : preliminary results from an Irish college study
Authors: Delaney, Liam
Harmon, Colm
Wall, Patrick G.
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Date: 31-Jan-2007
Abstract: This paper examines the results of single-equation regression models of the determinants of alcohol consumption patterns among college students modelling a rich variety of covariates including gender, family and peer drinking, tenure, personality, risk perception, time preferences and age of drinking onset. The results demonstrate very weak income effects and very strong effects of personality, peer drinking (in particular closest friend), time preferences and other substance use. The task of future research is to verify these results and assess causality using more detailed methods.
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. Geary Institute
Series/Report no.: UCD Geary Institute Discussion Paper Series; WP/4/2007
Copyright (published version): 2007 Geary Institute
Subject LCSH: Drinking of alcoholic beverages--Ireland
College students--Alcohol use
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Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Geary Institute Working Papers
Economics Research Collection

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