Key Researchers


Key Researchers: Cigarette Taxes and Pricing

John Tauras, Ph.D.
University of Illinois at Chicago

John Tauras is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). He also holds a Faculty Scholar appointment at the Institute of Health Research and Policy at UIC and a Faculty Research fellow appointment at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Dr. Tauras' research focuses on the economic and policy aspects of disease prevention and health promotion. Much of his research has examined the impact of government policies on the demand for tobacco products, placing special emphasis on modeling the dynamics of addictive consumption. Over the past decade, he has published numerous journal articles and chapters in conference volumes on this topic. His research has been funded by the National Cancer Institute, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, The United States Department of Agriculture, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Illinois Department of Public Health, and others. He has acted as a consultant to the World Bank, the American Cancer Society, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, and other organizations on the economics of tobacco demand and nicotine dependence.
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