Large cigarette tax hikes, illicit producers, and organized crime: Lessons from Pakistan
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Roger Bate: American Enterprise Institute
AEI Economic Perspectives, 2018
With the stated aim of increasing revenue and discouraging smoking, Pakistan raised tobacco duties over the past five years. The result empowered illicit actors, with a flourishing of illicit production and smuggling of cigarettes.
Keywords: Pakistan; drugs; cigarettes; smuggling (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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