November 9, 2023

Lower taxes on tobacco in Sweden

While Sweden is the only country in the EU where snus is allowed, it is also the country with the lowest smoking prevalence – and, hence, lesser risk of disease and premature death due to tobacco use – at least among the male population.
September 5, 2023

Why Singapore’s Healthcare System is Unique

Singapore’s healthcare system is the most efficient in the world, according to the latest Bloomberg health systems ranking; further, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit, Singapore has the second-best healthcare performance in the world.
July 27, 2023

Alcohol Advertising: What Does The Evidence Show?

The economics literature shows that advertising can increase the sale of individual brands but, in mature markets, does not increase aggregate sales of the type of product being advertised.
June 15, 2023

Slovakia Will Be Facing A Shortage Of Health Professionals

This paper examines the demographic projections for Slovakia up to 2030, focusing on the potential shortages of healthcare professionals. By considering factors such as new graduates, retiring doctors, and migrating doctors, we predict a significant growth in the 65+ years population that surpasses the number of available doctors and nurses.