Loughborough University (School of Business and Economics)
SEATON, J., 2017. Tax on Alcohol is all wrong - I’ll drink to that! Inspire, (13), pp. 28 - 31.
Dr Jonathan Seaton conducts research in the area of business economics focusing on supermarket price competition, sugary soda pricing and the impact of taxation on the price of alcoholic drinks. He is part of a team of internationally renowned researchers at UEA, Warwick and Sheffield who together have won grants totaling £1.5m from the medical research council and the ESRC. In this brief, Jon discusses the issues behind some of his recent research on one of Britain’s favorite addictive drugs – alcohol – and how we can achieve the right balance of a highly profitable export-led industry with the hard fact that many people die because of their overconsumption of it.
This article was published in the Inspire Magazine, a bi-annual magazine published by the School of Business and Economics at Loughborough University, http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/sbe/alumni/magazine/ The issue has a special focus on health and wellbeing, with a special emphasis on mental health.