Searching for Alternatives

Searching for Alternatives

Drug-Control Policy in the United States

Editors: Melvyn B. Krauss, Edward P. Lazear
ISBN: 978-0-8179-9142-5
Publication Date: 1/1/1993
Pages: 492

A survey of the drug policy debate, Searching for Alternatives features essays by thirty respected champions of divergent views. This volume presents new and important empirical data; incorporates arguments from historical, sociological, legal, medical, economic, and international perspectives; and examines both the effectiveness of existing laws and the likely ramifications of decriminalization proposals.

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Edward P. Lazear

Edward P. Lazear, Morris Arnold Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, was named to President Bush's new advisory Tax Reform Panel. Lazear will work with nine other panel members to look into revenue-neutral policy options for reforming the Federal Internal Revenue Code. Lazear is also the Jack Steele Parker Professor of Human Resources, Management and Economics (1995) at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, where he has taught since 1992. He taught previously at the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business, where he was the Brown Professor of Urban and Labor Economics.


Melvyn B. Krauss

Melvyn Krauss is the William L. Clayton Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is also emeritus professor of economics at New York University. He is an expert on international economics and economic development.


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