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This paper provides evidence concerning the extent to which consumers of liquor employ precommitment devices. One widely recommended precommitment strategy is to regulate alcohol consumption by deliberately manipulating availability. We assess the prevalence of the "availability strategy" by assessing the effects of policies that would influence its effectiveness -specifically, changes in allowable Sunday sales hours. We find that consumers increase their liquor consumption in response todoi:10.3386/w17762 fatcat:xspk5zaocbghlm4ceh3o63dueu