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CCP SEMINAR | 1 June, TPSC 0.1
The next CCP seminar will be on Friday 1 June with Marcello Morciano (MED) presenting on “Promotions in Alcohol Sales: Lessons from the Scottish Experiment”
ABSTRACT: Motivated by health concerns, Scotland imposed a ban on multi-buy promotion of alcohol in retail stores in October 2011. Using take-home purchases scan records of a representative sample of households living in Scotland, England and Wales collected before and after the ban, we evaluate the effect of the policy. We find that per capita off-trade sales increased in heavy drinking households in Scotland after the ban. On the other hand, low and moderate drinkers were unaffected by this policy. Retailers appear to have responded by replacing multi-buys with simple price reduction promotions which have lowered significantly the real price for beers and pre-promotion sticker price for wines. By comparison, multi-buy was not a popular promotion strategy for sale of spirits, and consequently, the ban neither affected the prices nor consumption of this alcohol group.
The seminar will take place between 1pm-2pm in Thomas Paine Study Centre (TPSC), Room 0.1
Tea will be served directly after the seminar in the MBA Café area on Floor 2.
NEXT SEMINAR: There will be no seminar next week due to the CCP Annual Conference taking place on 7-8 June. More details can be found here.
For the full seminar series programme please visit our website: http://competitionpolicy.ac.uk/events/ccp-seminar-series