Rajeev Cherukupalli

Assistant Scientist

Departmental Affiliation(s):

Health, Behavior and Society (Primary)

Education

PhD, 2010

Overview

Dr Cherukupalli is an economist with research interests in health and  public finance. He researches the economics of tobacco taxation—its public health dimensions, the microeconomics of optimal excise taxes and the implementation of tobacco tax policies in different countries.  He assists the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use in strengthening the evidence base of tobacco tax research, policy and administration globally. He also studies aspects of health insurance markets in the United States, including the effect of the regulatory environment on risk composition, and the impact of the tax system on health insurance purchase decisions and health outcomes.

Research Interests

health economics, health insurance, adverse selection, tobacco taxation

Publications

  • Cherukupalli, R. (2010). A Behavioral Economics Perspective on Tobacco Taxation. American Journal of Public Health, 100, 609-615.