Dr. James Prieger to Present at the 86th International Atlantic Economic Conference

October 10, 2018  | 1 min read

James Prieger

Dr. James Prieger, professor of public policy, will present his research paper entitled, "Tax evasion and illicit trade before and after a tobacco tax increase" at the 86th International Atlantic Economic Society (IAES) Conference in New York. Prieger and co-author Jonathan Kulik, NYU, examine survey data from California to investigate smokers’ responses to recently increased cigarette excise-tax rates. The data collected suggest that while some smokers reduced their smoking behavior due to the tax increase, various ways to evade and avoid taxes--including illicit market activity--also increased. This conference will host academic researchers in the fields of economics, business and finance. To learn more about this conference, visit the IAES website.