Smokers’ choices and addiction: a hybrid choice model approach in the US
John Buckell, Health Economics Research Centre, University of Oxford
Tuesday, 04 August 2020, 3pm to 4pm
This talk is part of the CNC Online Seminar Series, University of Leeds
Abstract: We use a hybrid choice model, with a latent variable capturing addiction, to study US smokers’ cigarette/e-cigarette choices. We estimate how product and nicotine preferences vary by addiction, and addiction’s impact on the US government’s proposed lowering of nicotine in cigarettes.
About: I’m a senior researcher at the Health Economics Research Centre (Nuffield Dept of Population Health) and Health Behaviours (Nuffield Dept of Primary Care Health Sciences), University of Oxford. I use experiments and secondary data to study health behaviours in tobacco, obesity, and genomics.