Key Researchers


Key Researchers: Cigarette Taxes and Pricing

Matthew Farrelly, Ph.D.
Research Triangle Institute International

Matthew Farrelly, Ph.D., is a senior economist and director of the Public Health Economics and Policy Research Program in RTI's Center for Health Promotion Research. His primary research focus is on evaluating smokers' response to tobacco control policies and programs, such as cigarette excise tax increases, mass media campaigns, workplace smoking restrictions, state tobacco control programs, and other policies aimed at curbing tobacco use. Dr. Farrelly has also investigated whether attempts to curb the use of one substance, such as tobacco, have the unintended consequence of encouraging marijuana or alcohol use. Dr. Farrelly has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals, including the American Journal of Public Health, American Economic Review, Health Economics, Tobacco Control, Journal of Health Economics, RAND Journal of Economics, Southern Economic Journal, Economic Inquiry, and the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
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