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01/09/2006

RAND Corporation Report: An Ex Ante Assessment of the Economic Impacts of EU Alcohol Policies.

This report examines the nature and extent of the problem posed by alcohol use in Europe and develops a conceptual approach that discusses how alcohol use is linked to macroeconomic development.

This approach is then used to examine the future impacts of a successful alcohol policy on a number of macroeconomic aspects. The results of this examination are then applied to a comparison of the four policy options. The report concludes with a chapter on monitoring and evaluation, and ends with conclusions and recommendations.

Report commissioned by the European Commission, DG SANCO, to contribute to the Commission's impact assessment of a proposed Communication on alcohol policy.

The report can be downloaded from: http://www.rand.org/pubs/technical_reports/TR412/