Expenditures on Lotteries: What Do People Say and Wht They Do? a Econometric Analysis.
Series/Report no.Cahier de recherche #8735
Underdeclarations Are Typical When Alcohol, Tobacco and Gambling Consumptions Are Questioned in Surveys. Recent Surveys on Expenditures on Lotteries Have Similar Problems: the Declared Expenditures Equal Between 60 to 65 Percent of the Revenues of the Various State-Run Lottery Entreprises. by Using the Relatively Accurate Data on the Revenue Side of This Industry One Can Deal with the Problem of Underdeclarations of Consumption Patterns in Suveys and Obtain Better Income Elasticity Estimates. the Statistical Analysis Permits to Test Specific Hypotheses on a Lottery Model Developed by Brenner, and Suggests Broader Implications Both for Future Econometric Analysis and the Confidence One Gives to Elasticity Estimates Derived From Aggregate Sectorial Data for All Consumption Expenditures.
Brenner, G.A., Montmarquette, C. et Brenner, R., «Expenditures on Lotteries: What Do People Say and Wht They Do? a Econometric Analysis.», Cahier de recherche #8735, Département de sciences économiques, Université de Montréal, 1987, 16 pages.