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The Effects of the Minimum Legal Drinking Age on Alcohol Consumption, Public Health, and Crime

Carlos Dobkin, UC Santa Cruz, Department of Economics
When
Feb 24, 2011 from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM (America/Los_Angeles / UTC-800)
Where
1130 K Street, Room LL3
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(916) 445-5100
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There is substantial debate about how effective the minimum legal drinking age is at reducing alcohol consumption and it's adverse consequences. In fact in the summer of 2008, more than 100 college presidents and other higher education officials signed the 'Amethyst Initiative' which calls for a re-examination of the United States' minimum legal drinking age. In this presentation we will examine credible estimates of the causal effect of the MLDA on alcohol consumption, mortality, morbidity and crime.

Prior to his position at UC Santa Cruz Carlos Dobkin was a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.  He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California at Berkeley and received his MA and BA from the University of California at Santa Cruz.  His primary focuses of research  are health economics, education and applied econometrics.

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