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Author(s): Martin Jamrich, Ján Pokrivčák

Title: Sensitivity of Slovak Demand for Cigarettes to Price Change

Source: International Scientific Days 2018 :: Towards Productive, Sustainable and Resilient Global Agriculture and Food Systems :: Proceedings

ISBN: 978-80-7598-180-6


Publisher: Wolters Kluwer ČR, Prague

PY, pages: 2018, 2440-2450

Published on-line: 2018-11-09

Language: eng

Abstract: In 2015 was 10th anniversary of WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. The effort of decreasing tobacco consumption in the world runs by several methods as cancelation of small package of cigarettes, pubs and restaurants smoking restrictions, health warnings and imagines of diseases caused by smoking, and the most important - price increasing by taxation. Therefore the main aim of this paper is estimate price elasticity of demand for cigarettes in Slovakia by applying Heckman sample selection model on Households Budget Survey data for time period 2006- 2012. We also investigate difference in price elasticity between households with light, moderate and heavy cigarette consumption by quantile regression. Results show that price of demand for cigarettes is inelastic and has decreasing trend with higher cigarettes consumption.

Keywords: cigarettes, Heckman sample selection, price elasticity, smoking, quantile regression

JEL Classification: C24, C31, I10 Q11

Rights:Open Access :: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 International Licence
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