Is Lottery Gambling Addictive?

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Jonathan Guryan ; Melissa S. Kearney (2010)
  • Journal: American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, volume 2, issue 3 August, pages 90-110
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1257/pol.2.3.90
  • Subject:
    • jel: jel:H71 | jel:D14 | jel:H42 | jel:D12 | jel:D62 | jel:D81 | jel:H27

We present an empirical test for the addictiveness of lottery gambling. To distinguish state dependence from serial correlation, we exploit an exogenous shock to local market consumption of lottery gambling. We use the sale of a winning ticket in the zip code, the locat... View more
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