Research Papers in Economics, Department of Economics, Stockholm University
How Do Drug Lords in Final Destination Countries Respond to Anti-Drug Policies?
() and Alberto Naranjo
Abstract: This paper models how drug lords in final destination
countries respond to two types of government anti-drug policies: demand and
supply oriented. Supply policies (crop eradication, interdiction, etcetera)
are modeled in line with the previous literature, that is, they increase
production costs. Demand policies (domestic law enforcement, demand
reduction programs, etcetera) are modeled within a conflict framework with
drug lords over the control of distribution channels for illegal drugs,
which is novel. The model predicts drug use, price and indirectly drug
related violent crime. These predictions appear to be consistent with the
Keywords: drug policy; conflict; violent crime; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: D74; I18; (follow links to similar papers)
20 pages, September 20, 2004
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