Improving Tobacco Taxation Policies in Southeastern Europe

This policy brief titled, “Improving Tobacco Taxation Policies in Southeastern Europe” was produced by a consortium of research institutes in the region, led by the Institute of Economic Sciences in Serbia. The brief examines the impact of increases in cigarette prices among different income groups on tobacco consumption and government revenue. The brief draws on research from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia. The brieffinds that overall, tobacco taxation is a pro-poor policy, and recommends large tax increases throughout the countries of the region. A corresponding report can be found here.