October 1, 2010

Privatizing Alcohol Sales in the States


Mercatus scholars host a series of interviews with with policy scholars, elected officials and other practitioners about state and local legislative and regulatory reforms.

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As states face one of the longest recessions in the history of the United States, some are looking to privatize state run liquor sales for additional revenue.  Joining us to discuss these issues is Dr. Antony Davies.  In this episode, Davies addresses his research on the social impact of privatization, the potential economic benefits, and his recommendations on how states should go about implementing these reforms.

Dr. Antony Davies is currently an associate professor of economics at Duquesne University where he teaches undergraduate, graduate, and PhD level classes. His research has appeared in the Journal of Econometrics, the Journal of Consumer Psychology, the Journal of Economic Psychology, the International Journal of Forecasting, Clinical Cancer Research, Applied Economics, the Journal of Socioeconomics, and Analysis of Panels and Limited Dependent Variable Models (published by Cambridge University Press). Most recently, his research has focused on the potential outcomes privatizing state-run liquor sales for the states.