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Sheffield Alcohol Research Group defends MUP modelling

Today the University of Sheffield's Alcohol Research Group [SARG] released a detailed response to a critique of the effectiveness of minimum unit pricing [MUP] for alcohol published last year by the Adam Smith Institute [ASI].

The 9-page document provides a rebuttal to erroneous claims made by ASI paper’s authors, challenging the methodology behind the research team’s MUP models and its potential impact on alcohol consumption and related harms for the UK. This most notably includes the ASI’s failure to acknowledge ‘the strong and substantial international evidence base regarding the effects of changes in alcohol prices on alcohol consumption and related crime and health harms’.

You can access the document and its accompanying technical appendix on the SARG section of the University of Sheffield website.