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Control of Drug Consumption

General References:

  • Bovina, A., Batta, R., Caulkins, J.P., Karwan, M.H. (1992), Collapsing street market for illicit drugs: the benefits of being decisive, Working Paper.
  • Baveja, A., Batta, R., Caulkins, J.P., Karwan, M.H. (1993), Modeling the response of illicit drug markets to local enforcement, Socio-Economic Planning Sciences 27(2), 73-89.
  • Baveja, A., Caulkins, J.P., Liu, W., Batta, R., Karwan, M.H. (1997), When haste makes sense: cracking down on street markets for illicit drugs, Socio-Economic Planning Sciences 31(4), 293-306.
  • Becker, G. S. (1968), Crime and punishment: an economic approach, Journal of Political Economy 76, 169-217.
  • Becker, G.S., Murphy, K.M. (1988), A theory of rational addiction, Journal of Political Economy 96(4), 675-700.
  • Benson, B.L., Kim, I., Rasmussen, D.W., Zuehlke, T.W. (1992), Is property crime caused by drug use or by drug enforcement policy?, Applied Economics 24(7), 679-692.
  • Benson, B.L., Rasmussen, D.W. (1991), Relationship between illicit drug enforcement policy and property crimes, Contemporary Policy Issues 9(4), 106-115.
  • Botvin, G.J., Baker, E., Dusenbury, L., Botvin, E.M., Diaz, T. (1995), Long-term follow-up results of a randomized drug abuse prevention trial in a white middle-class population, Journal of the American Medical Association 273, 1106-1112.
  • Braun, N. (1995), The threshold model revisited, submitted to Journal of Mathematical Sociology.
  • Braun, N. (1995), Individual thresholds and social diffusion, Rationality and Society 7(2), 167-182.
  • Braun, N. (1996), Threshold model and drug policy, Working Paper, University of Bern.
  • Braun, N. (1998), Rationalitaet und Drogenproblematik, Habilitationsschrift im Fach Soziologie an der Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität Bern.
  • Braun, N., Diekmann, A. (1993), Drogenschwarzmarkt und KonsumentInnensituation: Einige Ergebnisse der Berner Szenebefragung, Drogalkohol 17, 161-182.
  • Brito, D.L., Intriligator, M.D. (1992), Narco-traffic and guerrilla warfare: a new symbiosis, Defence Economics 3(4), 263-274.
  • Caulkins, J.P. (1990), The distribution and consumption of illicit drugs: some mathematical models and their policy implications, Ph.D. Dissertation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge.
  • Caulkins, J.P. (1993), Local drug markets' response to focused police enforcement, Operations Research 41(5), 848-863.
  • Caulkins, J.P. (1993), Zero-tolerance policies: do they inhibit or stimulate illicit drug consumption?, Management Science 39(4), 458-476.
  • Caulkins, J.P. (1993), Preface: mathematical models of drug markets and drug policy, Mathematical and Computer Modelling 17(2), ix-xi.
  • Caulkins, J.P. (1995), Dealing with the country’s drug problem, OR/MS Today, February, 32-40.
  • Caulkins, J.P., Rydell, C.P., Everingham, S.S., Chiesa, J., Bushway, S. (1999), The Cost-Effectiveness of School-Based Drug Prevention Programs (RAND, Santa Monica).
  • Caulkins, J.P., Rydell, C.P., Schwabe, W.L., Chiesa, J. (1997), Mandatory Minimum Drug Sentences: Throwing Away the Key or the Taxpayer's Money? (RAND, Santa Monica).
  • Childress, M. (1994), A System Description of the Heroin Trade (RAND, Santa Monica).
  • Childress, M. (1994), A System Description of the Marijuana Trade (RAND, Santa Monica).
  • Dombey-Moore, B., Resetar, S. (1994), A Systems Description of the Cocaine Trade (RAND, Santa Monica).
  • Ellickson, P.L., Bell, R.M. (1990), Drug prevention in Junior High: a multi-site longitudinal test, Science 247(March), 1299-1305.
  • European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction (1998), Drug Use Research, Policy and Dynamic Modelling, Seminar (EMCDDA, Lisbon, 7-9 May 1998).
  • Everingham, S.S., Rydell, C.P. (1994), Modeling the Demand of Cocaine, Research Report MR-332-ONDCP/A/DPRC (RAND, Santa Monica).
  • Everingham, S.S., Rydell, C.P., Caulkins, J.P. (1996), Cocaine consumption in the U.S.: estimating past trends and future scenarios, Socio-Economic Planning Sciences 29(4), 305-314.
  • Gardiner, L.K., Schreckengost, R.C. (1987), A system dynamics model for estimating heroin imports into the United States, System Dynamics Review 3(1), Winter, 8-27.
  • Homer, J. B. (1993), Projecting the impact of law enforcement on cocaine prevalence: a system dynamics approach, The Journal of Drug Issues 23(2), Spring, 281-295.
  • Kleiman, M.A.R. (1988), Crackdowns: the effects of intensive enforcement on retail heroin dealing, in Chaiken, M.R. (ed.), Street-level Drug Enforcement: Examining the Issues (Natural Institute of Justice, Washington).
  • Kleiman, M.A.R. (1993), Enforcement swamping: a positive-feedback mechanism in rates of illicit activity, Mathematical and Computer Modelling 17(2), 65-75.
  • Levin, G., Roberts, E.B., Hirsch, G.B. (1975), The Persistent Poppy: A Computer-Aided Search for Heroin Policy (Ballinger Publishing Company, Cambridge).
  • Musto, D.F. (1987), The American Disease (Yale University Press, New Haven).
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (1991), Overview of the 1991 National Household Survey of Drug Abuse, press release, December.
  • Rasmussen, D.W., Benson, B.L., Sollars, D.L. (1993), Spatial competition in illicit drug markets: the consequences of increased drug law enforcement, Review of Regional Studies 23(3), 219-236.
  • Rydell, C.P., Everingham, S.S. (1994), Controlling Cocaine: Supply vs. Demand Programs, Research Report MR-331-ONDCP/A/DPRC (RAND, Santa Monica).
  • Rydell, C.P., Caulkins, J.P., Everingham, S.S. (1996), Enforcement or treatment? Modeling the relative efficacy of alternatives for controlling cocaine, Operations Research 44(6), 687-695.
  • Schlenger, W.E. (1973), A systems approach to drug user services, Behavioral Science 18(2), 137-147.
  • Sollars, D.L., Benson, B.L., Rasmussen, D.W. (1994), Drug enforcement and the deterrence of property crime among local jurisdictions, Public Finance Quarterly 22(1), 22-45.
  • Stares, P.B. (1996), Global Habit: The Drug Problem in a Borderless World (Brookings Institute, Washington D.C.).
  • Thornton, M. (1991), Economists on illegal drugs: a survey of the profession, Atlantic Economic Journal 19(2), 73.
  • United Nations International Drug Control Programme (1997), World Drug Report (Oxford University Press, Oxford).

Own Work:

  • Almeder, C., Feichtinger, G., Tragler, G. (2000), An age-specific light and heavy user model for illicit drug consumption, Draft for a working paper, Vienna University of Technology.
  • Baveja, A., Feichtinger, G., Hartl, R.F., Haunschmied, J.L., Kort, P.M. (1999), Optimal crackdown on an illicit drug market under a budget constraint, Working Paper.
  • Behrens, D. A., J. P. Caulkins, G. Tragler and G. Feichtinger (1997), Controlling the U.S. cocaine epidemic: prevention from light vs. treatment of heavy use, Working Paper 214, Department for Operations Research and Systems Theory, Vienna University of Technology. - click here to get article as PDF-file
  • Behrens, D.A., Caulkins, J.P., Tragler, G., Haunschmied, J.L., Feichtinger, G. (1999), A dynamic model of drug initiation: implications for treatment and drug control”, Mathematical Biosciences 159, 1-20.
  • Behrens, D.A., Caulkins, J.P., Tragler, G., Feichtinger, G. (2000), Optimal Control of Drug Epidemics: Prevent and Treat – But Not at the Same Time?, Management Science 46(3), 333-347.
  • Borisov, V., Feichtinger, G., Kryazhimskii, A. (1999), Optimal enforcement on a pure seller’s market of illicit drugs, Working Paper, University of Moscow.
  • Caulkins, J.P., Dworak, M., Feichtinger, G., Tragler, G. (1998), Price-Raising Drug Enforcement and Property Crime: A Dynamic Model, Journal of Economics 71(3).
  • Dawid, H., Feichtinger, G. (1996), Optimal allocation of drug control efforts: a differential game analysis, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications 91, 279-297.
  • Dockner, E.J., Feichtinger, G. (1993), Cyclical consumption patterns and rational addiction, The American Economic Review 83(1), 256-263.
  • Dworak, M., G. Feichtinger, G. Tragler and J. P. Caulkins (1998), On the effect of drug enforcement on property crime, Working Paper 215, Department for Operations Research and Systems Theory, Vienna University of Technology. - click here to get article as PDF-file
  • Feichtinger, G. and R. F. Hartl (1986), Optimale Kontrolle oekonomischer Prozesse - Anwendungen des Maximumprinzips in den Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin.
  • Feichtinger, G. (1992), Rational addictive cycles (‘binges’) under a budget constraint, Optimal Control Applications & Methods 13, 95-104.
  • Feichtinger, G., Hommes, C.H., Milik, A. (1995), Chaotic consumption patterns in a simple 2-d addiction model, Economic Theory, forthcoming.
  • Gragnani, A., Feichtinger, G., Rinaldi, S. (1994), Dynamics of drug consumption: a theoretical model, Working Paper 94-77, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria.
  • Gragnani, A., Rinaldi, S., Feichtinger, G. (1995), Slow-fast limit cycles in controlled drug markets, Forschungsbericht 187, Institute for Econometrics, Operations Research and Systems Theory, University of Technology, Vienna.
  • Gragnani, A., Rinaldi, S., Feichtinger, G. (1997), Dynamics of drug consumption: a theoretical model, Socio-Economic Planning Sciences 31(2), 127-137.
  • Kort, P.M., Feichtinger, G., Hartl, R.F., Haunschmied, J.L. (1998), Optimal enforcement policies (crackdowns) on an illicit drug market, Optimal Control Applications and Methods 19, 169-184.
  • Popovic, N., T. Ribarits and G. Tragler (1998), On drug enforcement and property crime: an incapacitation model, Working Paper 218, Department for Operations Research and Systems Theory, Vienna University of Technology.
  • Tragler, G., J. P. Caulkins and G. Feichtinger (1997), The impact of enforcement and treatment on illicit drug consumption, Working Paper 212, Department for Operations Research and Systems Theory, Vienna University of Technology. - click here to get article as PDF-file
  • Tragler, G., Caulkins, J.P., Feichtinger, G. (forthcoming), Optimal Dynamic Allocation of Treatment and Enforcement in Illicit Drug Control, Operations Research.
  • Wirl, F., Feichtinger, G. (1995), Persistent cyclical consumption - variations on the Becker-Murphy model of addiction, Rationality and Society 7(2), 156-166.