John Tauras, Ph.D.

Dr. John A. Tauras is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). He also holds a Research Associate appointment at the National Bureau of Economic Research. John's research focuses on the economic and policy aspects of disease prevention and health promotion. Much of his research has examined the impact of government policies on the demand for tobacco products, placing special emphasis on modeling the dynamics of addictive consumption.  He has published numerous journal articles and chapters in conference volumes on this topic.

John earned a Ph.D. in economics from the UIC and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan.