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Rajeev Cherukupalli, PhD

  • Assistant Scientist

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624 N. Broadway
Baltimore, Maryland 21205



PhD, Columbia University, 2010
MPhil, Columbia University, 2005
MA, Columbia University, 2004
MA, Delhi School of Economics, 2001


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.

  • health economics, health insurance, adverse selection, tobacco taxation
  • Cherukupalli, R. (2010). A Behavioral Economics Perspective on Tobacco Taxation. American Journal of Public Health, 100, 609-615.