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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."

Smuggling Would Rise Along with Tobacco Tax

West Virginia Excise Tax Hike Proposal Invites Smugglers

How Raising Cigarette Taxes Could Increase More Than Revenue … more

LaFaive and Nesbit Op-ed Published in Lincoln Journal Star

Raising cigarette taxes would increase smuggling … more

$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

Guest Post: Kansas Excise Tax Hike Proposal a Bad Choice

The unintended consequences of higher taxes … more

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