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Todd Nesbit, Ph.D.

Ohio State University

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."

$1 Cigarette Tax Hike Helps Smugglers, Not Health Outcomes

Prohibition by price drives consumers to alternatives … more

California Tax Bills Asking for Trouble

Lawmakers raising cigarette excise taxes are well-intentioned but misguided … more

Michael LaFaive and Todd Nesbit: R.I. set to lose tobacco revenue

Increasing cigarette tax would be counterproductive … more

Guest Post: Kansas Excise Tax Hike Proposal a Bad Choice

The unintended consequences of higher taxes … more

Cigarette Smuggling Still Rampant, Problematic

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