Drug Production and Trafficking, Counterdrug Policies, and Security and Governance in Afghanistan

This report by Jonathan Caulkins, Mark Kleiman, and Jonathan Kulick contributes to the ongoing debate about counter-narcotics policies in Afghanistan, and in relation to counter-insurgency operations by adding a heretofore missing element–applied economic analysis of the effect of counter-narcotics policies. It does so by applying to a stylized depiction of the Afghan situation a standard model that economists and policy analysts have applied to a large range of policy areas.

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Jun 01, 2010
Jonathan Caulkins, Mark Kleiman, Jonathan Kulick
South Asia, Afghanistan