Bachelor of Science
Dr. Alina Klein
Dr. Eric Kyper
Dr. Dan Messerschmidt
Since the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, global counterterrorism policies have increasingly targeted terrorist financing sources. These increased financial counterterrorism regulations have diverted the traditional sources and methods of terrorist funding, including illicit drug revenue streams. The purpose of this paper is to measure the relationship between terrorist events (both domestic and transnational) and the prices of cocaine and heroin. Using regression analysis, I find that the annual U.S. illicit drug prices of heroin are statistically significant with domestic and transnational terrorist events. These results suggest that future counterterrorism policies should continue to be used in conjunction with counter narcotic policies.
Burnette, Abigail, "Terrorism and Illicit Drug Prices: Does a Drug-Terror Nexus Exist? A regression analysis of the relationship between illicit drug prices and terrorist events" (2013). Undergraduate Theses and Capstone Projects. 87.