Влияние ценовых инструментов алкогольной политики на преступность в регионах Российской Федерации
Subject This article discusses various measures to reduce the availability of alcoholic beverages to the population.
Objectives The article aims to assess the impact of anti-alcohol policy measures, price instruments especially, on the crime rate in the regions of Russia.
Methods For the study, I used an econometric analysis. The Rosstat data for 2003–2016 are the basis for research.
Results The article shows a non-linear correlation between the level of alcohol prices and the amount of crime in the region.
Conclusions and Relevance The use of price instruments in the framework of anti-alcohol policy helps reduce the crime rate in the regions. At the same time, it is necessary to approach their application with caution due to the possibility of strengthening of the competitiveness of illegal alcoholic beverages. The research findings can be used in the formation of anti-alcohol policy.