Addict death: a lacuna in the welfare economics of drugs policy

S. Cameron, Alan Collins

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Abstract

The full implications of the problem of the death of addicts have been ignored in the economic analysis of policy toward drugs. This article argues that drug dealers can, in theory, play an important role in sustaining the lives of addicts. This needs to be taken into account in policy enforcement and could lead to some radical changes to conventional policy proposals.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)963-969
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Economics and Sociology
Volume65
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2006

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