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Publications and Resources

The affordability of alcoholic beverages in the EU.

RAND Europe, 2009. Report commissioned by DG SANCO. It analyses the link between alcohol affordability, consumption and harms

Optimal alcohol taxation: stimulation results in Estonia

The aim of this paper is to empirically estimate the optimal level of alcohol taxes for Estonia on externality as well as fiscal grounds.

Indrek Saar. Estonian Academy of Security Sciences, Kase 61,12012 Tallin, Estonia

Further study on the affordability of alcoholic beverages in the EU.

RAND Europe, 2012. The study focus especially on excise duty pass-through, on- and off-trade sales, price promotions and pricing regulations

Study analysing possible changes in the minimum rates and structures of excise duties on alcoholic beverages

London Economics, 2010, Study analysing possible changes in the minimum rates and structures of excise duties on alcoholic beverages

Report to EC DG Taxation and Customs Union. The study provides (i) an assessment do the current burdens of taxation and economic relationships between the different types of alcoholic beverages in different Member States (ii) an assessment of the economic impact on the particular beverages and on the different Member States of potential changes to the alcohol directives compare to the current status quo.

Alcohol affordability and cross border trade in alcohol

Swedish National Institute of Public Health, 2009, Alcohol affordability and cross- border trade in alcohol

Commissioned by the Swedish Ministry of Health and Social Affairs to the Swedish National Institute of Public Health and further delegated to the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare. This report was discussed at the Expert conference on Alcohol and Health in Stockholm in September 2009 during the Swedish presidency of the European Union.