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Title:The war on illegal drugs in producer and consumer countries: a simple analytical framework PDF Logo
Authors:Mejía, Daniel
Issue Date:2008
Series/Report no.:CESifo working paper 2459
Abstract:This paper develops a model of the war against illegal drugs in both producer and consumer countries. The paper studies the trade-off faced by the government of the drug consumer country between prevention policies (aimed at reducing the demand for drugs) and enforcement policies (aimed at reducing the production and trafficking of drugs), and shows how the optimal allocation of resources between these two alternatives depends on the key parameters of the model. We use available data for the war on drugs in Colombia, and against consumption in the U.S., to calibrate the unobservable parameters of the model, such as the price elasticity of demand for cocaine; the effectiveness of prevention and treatment policies; and the relative effectiveness of interdiction efforts.
Subjects:War on drugs
conflict
enforcement
prevention and treatment policies
Plan Colombia
JEL:D74
K42
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:CESifo Working Papers, CESifo Group Munich

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