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Monday Health Economics Seminar


On Monday December 18, 2017, 14:00 - 15:30 Gregor Pfeifer (Hohenheim) will present:

Goodbye Smokers’ Corner: Health Effects of School Smoking Bans

We study the impact of school smoking bans on individual health behavior in Germany. Using a multiple difference-in-differences approach combined with randomization inference, we find that the propensity towards smoking reduces by 14-21 percent, while the number of smoked cigarettes per day decreases by 7-25 percent. After elaborating on treatment effect heterogeneity and intensity, we evaluate spillovers to other health behavior of the treated individual and to smoking behavior of non-treated persons living in the same household.

Room: WST-C.02.11, Weststadttürme Berliner Platz 6-8, Essen

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