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Date of Award


Document Type

Restricted Thesis: Campus only access

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



First Advisor

Dr. M. Saif Mehkari

Second Advisor

Dr. Robert Dolan


This paper analyzes the impact of change in household income level on total alcohol consumption (in US Dollars) and consumption under the three alcohol categories-beer, wine and liquor. Empirical analysis shows that an increase in income level of a household, while holding other characteristics constant, leads to an increase in the amount spent on beer, alcohol and liquor. The magnitude of the increase in all of the three categories is very similar. Furthermore, an increase in amount spent is driven by both the quantity purchased and the price as the co- efficient for both of these variables are significant. The results also show that the quantity of alcohol as percentage of its mean changes more than the average price as a percentage of its mean for the same change in income level.