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Large cigarette tax hikes, illicit producers, and organized crime: Lessons from Pakistan

Roger Bate
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Roger Bate: American Enterprise Institute

AEI Economic Perspectives, 2018

Abstract: 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)
Date: 2018
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