Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/43331
Authors: 
Madden, David
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
Working paper series // UCD Centre for Economic Research 2007/09
Abstract: 
This paper reviews the extent to which policy interventions can affect risky behaviours such as smoking, drinking and diet. The justification for such intervention is typically a market failure, broadly defined. The types of market failure typically encountered are discussed. First and second best interventions are examined and there is a review of the efficacy of such interventions with respect to Ireland.
Subjects: 
risky behaviour
market failure
JEL: 
I12
I18
D62
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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