Understanding the Effects of U.S. Tobacco Policy: A Comprehensive Approach

Faculty Member: 

Rachel Wu '19

Proposal Description:

Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable mortality, both in the U.S. and globally. While a variety of research considers the effects of U.S. tobacco policies on individual behavior, such studies typically examine one policy at a time. This project will evaluate both independent and interacting effects of different tobacco policies on tobacco use, in order to generate comprehensive evidence to inform state and federal policy. Research assistance is sought to compile local policy data in excel, match these data to respondent-level survey data, and carry out analyses under Dr. Friedman’s guidance, along with other tasks that might come up related to this project.

Requisite Skills and Qualifications:

Coursework in econometrics and intermediate microeconomics, a basic knowledge of Stata, attention to detail, ability to work independently 

Project Year: Summer 2017 Herb Scarf Summer Research Projects