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These papers are usually written by experts outside the Institute of Alcohol Studies. They aim to provide accessible summaries of key policy areas, as well as overviews of substantive theoretical debates within the academic literature.

Splitting the bill: Alcohol's impact on the economy
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Youthful Abandon: Why are young people drinking less?
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IAS Budget 2016 Analysis
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International evidence and best practice on alcohol labelling
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The Licensing Act (2003): its uses and abuses 10 years on
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Dereliction of duty: Are UK alcohol taxes too low?
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Dead on Arrival? Evaluating the Public Health Responsibility Deal for Alcohol
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Alcohol's impact on emergency services 
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IAS response to Alcohol and the Public Purse
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Alcohol's harm to others
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Alcohol advertising and sponsorship in Formula One:
A dangerous cocktail
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Alcohol, Health Inequalities and the Harm Paradox:
Why some groups face greater problems despite consuming less alcohol
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Alcohol purchase age limits in Europe
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Labour and the politics of alcohol: The decline of a cause
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IAS briefing: Alcohol, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault
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Alcohol, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault
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IAS briefing: The Impact of Abolishing the Alcohol Duty Escalator
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IAS analysis of responses to the Home Office Consultation on minimum pricing
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Is alcohol too cheap in the UK? The case for setting a Minimum Unit Price for alcohol
Tim Stockwell, PhD and Gerald Thomas, PhD
Centre for Addictions Research, University of Victoria, BC, Canada
Download pdf (April 2013)


Internet influences on adolescent attitudes to alcohol
Alex Hartigan & Natalie Coe
Download Summary Version pdf 97kb (31 May 2012)
Download Final Version pdf 1.2mb (31 May 2012)
Please note, this report is the pre-publication full report, and may be abridged for peer review

Conflict of interest in the alcoholic drinks industry:
how important are ‘unhealthy drinkers’ in total UK consumption?
Ben Baumberg
Download pdf (December 2009)

A different version of this paper has also been published in Alcohol and Alcoholism, the International Journal of the Medical Council on Alcohol. (How will Alcohol Sales in the UK be Affected if Drinkers Follow Government Guidelines? Vol 44, No.5, pp-523-528, 2009)

Trends in the Affordability of Alcohol in Europe

Russell Bennetts
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Trends in the Affordability of Alcohol in the UK
Russell Bennetts
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Use of Alcohol as a Loss-leader.
Russell Bennetts
Download pdf (June 2008)



Insurance, Solving some alcohol problems and causing others.
Jonathan Goodliffe
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Youth, Alcohol, and the Emergence of the Post-modern Alcohol Order
Kevin J Brain
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Alcohol in Europe: A public health perspective
Peter Anderson and Ben Baumberg
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(June 2006)



Crime and Disorder, Binge Drinking and the Licensing Act 2003
Andrew McNeill
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(First published 2 March 2005; updated November 2008)