Todd Nesbit, Ph.D., is senior lecturer in economics at Ohio State University. Professor Nesbit was a double major in economics and mathematics at Capitol University and received his doctorate at West Virginia University. His dissertation, "Essays on the Secondary Impacts of Excise Taxation: Quality Substitution, Tax Earmarking, and Cross-border Effects," established him as a national expert in cross-border consumption. Since 2005, he has authored or co-authored a number of cross-border and excise-related working papers, including "The Effects of Excise Taxes on Product Quality, Evidence from the Gasoline Market" and "Effects of Wine and Spirits Taxes in the Presence of Spatial Autocorrelation."

Automatic Tax Increases are Not Good Policy

Letter: Continued cigarette tax policy will increase smuggling from other states … more

Smuggling Rampant in Minnesota

The unintended costs of cigarette 'sin' taxes … more

Excise Tax Hike on Cigarettes Irrational Choice for Washington

Fewer legal sales doesn't necessarily mean lower smoking rates … more

State Out Nearly $300M from Cigarette Smuggling

Yet another unintended consequence of high excise taxes. … more

Cigarette Smuggling Still Rampant in Michigan, Nation

Cigarette Smuggling Undermines Tax Revenue

Michigan lost $350 million in 2012. … more