As smoking is the leading cause of preventable mortality, US states have a variety of policies in place to reduce use, particularly among youths. However, even within a given policy, the enforcement mechanisms may vary across states. This project will consider how different enforcement mechanisms affect (1) compliance, (2) disparities in smoking, and (3) discriminatory actions. Research assistance is sought to clean respondent-level data in Stata, match it to available policy data, generate tables and figures, 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.