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Marijuana use and labor productivity in the United States

Voronetskyy, Bogdan LU (2019) NEKN01 20191
Department of Economics
Abstract
This thesis investigates the role of marijuana use in labor productivity in the United States with the aim to contribute to the discussion and understanding of economic consequences of marijuana legalization. The data is sourced from various federal agencies to create a panel of 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia for the period of 2005-2017. A panel data model with fixed effects is
estimated using instrumental variables to account for biases arising from endogeneity problems stemming from simultaneity and measurement errors. The results suggest that marijuana use does not have a statistically significant effect on labor productivity.
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author
Voronetskyy, Bogdan LU
supervisor
organization
course
NEKN01 20191
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
labor productivity, drug use, marijuana, instrumental variables
language
English
id
8996568
date added to LUP
2019-11-25 07:30:25
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2019-11-25 07:30:25
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  abstract     = {This thesis investigates the role of marijuana use in labor productivity in the United States with the aim to contribute to the discussion and understanding of economic consequences of marijuana legalization. The data is sourced from various federal agencies to create a panel of 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia for the period of 2005-2017. A panel data model with fixed effects is
estimated using instrumental variables to account for biases arising from endogeneity problems stemming from simultaneity and measurement errors. The results suggest that marijuana use does not have a statistically significant effect on labor productivity.},
  author       = {Voronetskyy, Bogdan},
  keyword      = {labor productivity,drug use,marijuana,instrumental variables},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Marijuana use and labor productivity in the United States},
  year         = {2019},
}