Rosalie Liccardo Pacula

Sol Price School of Public Policy and Schaeffer
Center for Health Policy & Economics
University of Southern California
635 Downey Way, VPD 514J
Los Angeles, CA 90089
Tel: 213/821-8887

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NBER Program Affiliations: HE
NBER Affiliation: Research Associate
Institutional Affiliation: University of Southern California

NBER Working Papers and Publications

February 2019De Facto or De Jure? Ethnic Differences in Quit Responses to Legal Protections of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
with Jenny Williams, Rosanna Smart: w25555
January 2017Supply-Side Drug Policy in the Presence of Substitutes: Evidence from the Introduction of Abuse-Deterrent Opioids
with Abby Alpert, David Powell: w23031

Published: Abby Alpert & David Powell & Rosalie Liccardo Pacula, 2018. "Supply-Side Drug Policy in the Presence of Substitutes: Evidence from the Introduction of Abuse-Deterrent Opioids," American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, vol 10(4), pages 1-35. citation courtesy of

July 2015Do Medical Marijuana Laws Reduce Addictions and Deaths Related to Pain Killers?
with David Powell, Mireille Jacobson: w21345

Published: David Powell & Rosalie Liccardo Pacula & Mireille Jacobson, 2018. "Do medical marijuana laws reduce addictions and deaths related to pain killers?," Journal of Health Economics, vol 58, pages 29-42. citation courtesy of

April 2015How Increasing Medical Access to Opioids Contributes to the Opioid Epidemic: Evidence from Medicare Part D
with David Powell, Erin Taylor: w21072
August 2013Assessing the Effects of Medical Marijuana Laws on Marijuana and Alcohol Use: The Devil is in the Details
with David Powell, Paul Heaton, Eric L. Sevigny: w19302

Published: Assessing the Effects of Medical Marijuana Laws on Marijuana Use: The Devil is in the Details Rosalie L. Pacula, David Powell, Paul Heaton andEric L. Sevigny Article first published online: 20 OCT 2014 Journal of Policy Analysis and Management Volume 34, Issue 1, pages 7–31, Winter 2015

November 2012Does Mandatory Diversion to Drug Treatment Eliminate Racial Disparities in the Incarceration of Drug Offenders? An Examination of California's Proposition 36
with Nancy Nicosia, John M. MacDonald: w18518

Published: Nancy Nicosia & John M. MacDonald & Rosalie Liccardo Pacula, 2017. "Does Mandatory Diversion to Drug Treatment Eliminate Racial Disparities in the Incarceration of Drug Offenders? An Examination of California’s Proposition 36," Journal of Quantitative Criminology, vol 33(1), pages 179-205.

June 2012An Alternative Framework for Empirically Measuring the Size of Counterfeit Markets
with Srikanth Kadiyala, Priscillia Hunt, Alessandro Malchiodi: w18171
August 2010Preventing Drug Use
with Beau Kilmer
in Targeting Investments in Children: Fighting Poverty When Resources are Limited, Phillip B. Levine and David J. Zimmerman, editors
May 2009A Search-Theoretic Model of the Retail Market for Illicit Drugs
with Manolis Galenianos, Nicola Persico: w14980

Published: Manolis Galenianos & Rosalie Liccardo Pacula & Nicola Persico, 2012. "A Search-Theoretic Model of the Retail Market for Illicit Drugs," Review of Economic Studies, Oxford University Press, vol. 79(3), pages 1239-1269. citation courtesy of

August 2008Why the DEA STRIDE Data are Still Useful for Understanding Drug Markets
with Jeremy Arkes, Susan M. Paddock, Jonathan P. Caulkins, Peter Reuter: w14224
June 2008Marijuana Use and High School Dropout: The Influence of Unobservables
with Daniel F. McCaffrey, Bing Han, Phyllis Ellickson: w14102

Published: Marijuana Use and High School Dropout The Influence of Unobservables by Daniel F. McCaffrey, Rosalie Liccardo Pacula, Bing Han, Phyllis L. Ellickson Save to My RAND Print Share Cover: Marijuana Use and High School Dropout Published In: Health Economics, v. 19, no. 11, Nov. 2010, p. 1281-1299 citation courtesy of

September 2007Risks and Prices: The Role of User Sanctions in Marijuana Markets
with Beau Kilmer, Michael Grossman, Frank J. Chaloupka: w13415

Published: Rosalie Liccardo Pacula & Beau Kilmer & Michael Grossman & Frank J. Chaloupka, 2010. "Risks and Prices: The Role of User Sanctions in Marijuana Markets," The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, Berkeley Electronic Press, vol. 10(1). citation courtesy of

December 2004 Marijuana Use and Policy: What We Know and Have Yet To Learn
NBER Reporter Winter 05
October 2003Marijuana and Crime: Is there a Connection Beyond Prohibition?
with Beau Kilmer: w10046
September 2003Does Marijuana Use Impair Human Capital Formation?
with Karen E. Ross, Jeanne Ringel: w9963
May 2003Marijuana Decriminalization: What does it mean in the United States?
with Jamie F. Chriqui, Joanna King: w9690
July 2001Alcohol and Marijuana Use Among College Students: Economic Complements or Substitutes?
with Jenny Williams, Frank J. Chaloupka, Henry Wechsler: w8401

Published: J. Williams & Rosalie Liccardo Pacula & Frank J. Chaloupka & Henry Wechsler, 2004. "Alcohol and marijuana use among college students: economic complements or substitutes?," Health Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 13(9), pages 825-843. citation courtesy of

January 2001Marijuana and Youth
with Michael Grossman, Frank J. Chaloupka, Patrick M. O'Malley, Lloyd D. Johnston, Matthew C. Farrelly
in Risky Behavior among Youths: An Economic Analysis, Jonathan Gruber, editor
May 2000Marijuana and Youth
with M. Grossman, F. J. Chaloupka, P. M. O'Malley, L. Johnston, M. C. Farrelly: w7703
October 1999The Effectiveness of Workplace Drug Prevention Policies: Does 'Zero Tolerance' Work?
with Stephen L. Mehay: w7383
February 1999Do Higher Cigarette Prices Encourage Youth to Use Marijuana?
with Frank J. Chaloupka, Matthew C. Farrelly, Lloyd D. Johnston, Patrick M. O'Malley: w6939
The Effects of Prices and Policies on the Demand for Marijuana: Evidence from the National Household Surveys on Drug Abuse
with Matthew C. Farrelly, Jeremy W. Bray, Gary A. Zarkin, Brett W. Wendling: w6940
April 1998An Examination of Gender and Race Differences in Youth Smoking Responsiveness to Price and Tobacco Control Policies
with Frank J. Chaloupka: w6541

Published: Frank J Chaloupka and Rosalie Liccardo Pacula "Sex and race differences in young people's responsiveness to price and tobacco control policies," Tobacco Control 1999; 8: 373-377.

February 1998Does Spending on Medical Services Change as HMOs Grow and Mature?
with Patricia Born: w6423
January 1998Adolescent Alcohol and Marijuana Consumption: Is There Really a Gateway Effect?
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