Smoking and Social Interaction

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dc.contributor.author Poutvaara, Panu en_US
dc.contributor.author Siemers, Lars en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-04T10:28:17Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-04T10:28:17Z
dc.date.issued 2007-12-04T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/7702
dc.description.abstract We study the social interaction of non-smokers and smokers as a sequential game, incorporating insights from social psychology and experimental economics into an economic model. Social norms a®ect human behavior such that non-smokers do not ask smokers to stop smoking and stay with them, even though disutility from smoking exceeds utility from social interaction. Overall, smoking is unduly often accepted when accommodating smoking is the social norm. The introduction of smoking and non-smoking areas does not overcome this speci¯c ine±ciency. We conclude that smoking bans may represent a required (second-best) policy. smoking policy, health, social norms, guilt aversion, social interaction en_US
dc.format.extent 31 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Discussion paper;2007-14 en_US
dc.title Smoking and Social Interaction en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt07dec04 nijemo en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Centre for Economic and Business Research en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort CEBR en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Centre for Economic and Business Research en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort CEBR en_US
dc.idnumber x656555520 en_US
dc.publisher.city København en_US
dc.publisher.year 2007 en_US


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