Beer taxes, workers' compensation, and industrial injury Academic Article uri icon


  • The apparent effects of beer taxes, workers' compensation rules, and other factors on reported rates of lost work-days due to injury are estimated. The data used are for injury rates for two-digit SIC industries at the state-level pooled over 1975-85. The results indicate that higher beer tax rates are associated with lower rates of injury lost work-days. More generous workers' compensation payments generally are associated with higher reported injury lost work-days. 1997 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

published proceedings


altmetric score

  • 12

author list (cited authors)

  • Ohsfeldt, R. L., & Morrisey, M. A.

citation count

  • 25

complete list of authors

  • Ohsfeldt, RL||Morrisey, MA

publication date

  • February 1997