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Hana Ross

Principle Research Officer and SALDRU Affiliatehana
Room 3.17
School of Economics
University of Cape Town

Hana Ross earned her B.A. and M.A. at the Prague School of Economics. In 2000, she received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has over seventeen years’ experience in conducting research on the economics of tobacco control and in management of research projects in low- and middle-income countries, including projects funded by the World Bank, the World Health Organization, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Open Society Institute, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the European Commission, the Bloomberg Global Initiative, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Dr. Ross published more than 60 articles and independent reports on issues related to tobacco taxation, cigarette prices, costs of smoking, illicit trade, youth access laws and other economic aspects of tobacco control. She also co-authored the 3rd and 4th editions of Tobacco Atlas.

Her current research projects focus on the economic impact of tobacco control interventions in Africa, South East Asia, and in the European Union. She is also interested in the economic impact of risk factors associated with non-communicable diseases such as obesity, lack of physical activity, and alcohol consumption. Dr. Ross currently supports several research capacity building projects primarily focusing on Africa and Asia.

 

 Publications

  • Hana Ross, Anthony D. So, Michal Stoklosa, Ryan Denniston, Joy Townsend. How to Estimate the Scope of Illicit Tobacco Trade – Southeast Asia Case Study. 2012. Tobacco Control (in review)
  • Deliana Kostova, Frank J. Chaloupka, Ayda Yurekli, Hana Ross, Rajeev Cherukupalli, Linda Andes, Samira Asma “A cross-country study of cigarette prices and affordability: evidence from the Global Adult Tobacco Survey”. 2012. Tobacco Control, 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2011-050413, August 25, 2012.
  • Michael Eriksen, Judith Mackay, Hana Ross. The Tobacco Atlas. Fourth Ed. Atlanta, GA: American Cancer Society; New York, NY: World Lung Foundation; 2012. Also available at tobaccoatlas.org.
  • Hana Ross, Alex Liber. The Economics of Smokeless Tobacco. Chapter 5. NCI Monograph. 2012 (in review)
  • Risako Shirane, Katherine Smith, Hana Ross, Karin E Silver, Simon Williams, and Anna Gilmore. Tobacco industry influence in the Czech Republic in times of major political change: manipulating tobacco excise tax and tobacco advertising policies. PLoS Med 9(6): e1001248. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001248, June 26, 2012
  • Corne van Walbeek, Evan Blecher, Anna Gilmore, and Hana Ross. Price and tax measures and illicit trade in the FCTC: what we know and what research is required. March 2012. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. (in review)
  • Jeffrey Drope and Hana Ross. Treaty Compliance in Global Health. International Studies Quarterly. February 2012 (in review)
  • Hana Ross and Eva Kralikova. Smoking Damages Not Only Health, But Also the Economy (of the state as well as of the citizens) [Kouření škodí nejen zdraví, ale i ekonomice (státu i občanů)] TEMPUS
  • MEDICORUM, 9/2011, Issue 20. Journal of the Czech Medical Chamber.  http://www.lkcr.cz/document3.php?param=tempus_file,TEMPUS_FILE_ID,,TYPE,NAME,DATE_AKT&id=99050
  • David Levy, Hana Ross, Alexandra Kmeťová, Eva Kralikova, Michal Stoklosa, Ken Blackman. The Czech Republic SimSmoke: The Effect of Tobacco Control Policies on Smoking Prevalence and Tobacco Attributable Deaths in the Czech Republic. ISRN Public Health, vol. 2012, Article ID 329721, 8 pages, 2012. doi:10.5402/2012/329721.
  • Hana Ross and Michal Stoklosa. Development Assistance for Global Tobacco Control. Tobacco Control. 2011. June 15, 2011 as 10.1136/tc.2011.043380
  • Rijo M John, Hana Ross, and Evan Blecher. Tobacco expenditures and its implications for household resource allocation in Cambodia. Tobacco Control 2012;21 341-346
  • Ahmedin Jemal, Michael Thun, Xue Q Yu, Anne M Hartman, Vilma Cokkinides, Melissa M Center, Hana Ross and Elizabeth M Ward. Changes in Smoking Prevalence among U.S. Adults by State and Region: Estimates from the Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey, 1992-2007 BMC Public Health, 2011, 11:512, 29 June 2011
  • Rijo M John, Hai-Yen Sung, Wendy Max, and Hana Ross. Counting 15 Million More Poor in India, Thanks to Tobacco. Tobacco Control 2011;20 349-352
  • Deliana Kostova, Hana Ross, Evan Blecher, and Sara Markowitz. The Effect of Cigarette Prices on Smoking Among Youth in Developing Countries. November 2010. Economic Inquiry. Under review.
  • Deliana Kostova, Hana Ross, Evan Blecher, and Sara Markowitz. Is youth smoking responsive to cigarette prices? Evidence from low- and middle-income countries. Tobacco Control 2011;20:419-424  [with an editorial; editor’s choice]
  • Frank Chaloupka, Maria Leon and Kurt Straif (collaborators: N. Nargis, L. Joossens, L. Nguyen, L. Clancy, L. Currie, S. Gallus, C. La Vecchia, F. Godfrey, C. Van Walbeek, E. Fernandez, S. Delipalla, AM Perucic, Z. Onder, A. Gilmore, E. Blecher, TW Hu, D. Levy, H. Ross, J. Tauras, Frank van Driessche, R. Iglesias, M. Pekurinen, A. Yurekli, K. Smith. Effectiveness of tax and price policies in tobacco control. Epub 2010 Nov 29. Tobacco Control 2011;20 235-238
  • Hana Ross, Luk Joossens and Frank Chaloupka. Tax Avoidance and Tax Evasion. In Effectiveness of Tax and Price Policies for Tobacco Control. Volume 14, IARC Handbooks, 2011.
  • Hana Ross, Michal Stoklosa and Konstantin Krasovsky. Economic and Public Health Impact of 2007 – 2010 Tobacco Tax Increases in Ukraine. Tobacco Control 2012;21 429-435. http://tobaccocontrol.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/tc.2010.040071?ijkey=TxXo7F1IHFjzOma&keytype=ref
  • Deliana Kostova, Hana Ross, Evan Blecher, and Sara Markowitz. “Prices and Cigarette Demand: Evidence from Youth Tobacco Use in Developing Countries”. NBER working paper w15781. Vol. 11, No. 27: Mar 04, 2010.
  • Eduard Zaloshnja, Hana Ross and David T. Levy. “The Impact of Tobacco Control Policies in Albania”. Tobacco Control 2010;19 463-468.
  • Luk Joossens, David Merriman, Hana Ross, Martin Raw. “The impact of eliminating the global illicit cigarette trade on health and revenue”. Addiction. Sep;105(9):1640-9. 2010. Epub July 12, 2010. [with an editorial by Evan Blecher]
  • Thomas J. Glynn, John R Seffrin, Otis W Brawley, Nathan Grey, Hana Ross. “The Globalization of Tobacco Use – 21 Challenges for the 21st Century”. CA Cancer J Clin. Jan-Feb;60(1):50-61, 2010.
  • Hana Ross. “Ekonomické aspekty kouření” (Economic Aspects of Smoking). Chapter in Závislost na tabáku – epidemiologie, prevence a léčba (Tobacco Dependence – Epidemiology, Prevention and Treatment). Prague, Czech Republic. 2009 (in press)
  • Hana Ross, Evan Blecher, Lili Yan and K. Michael Cummings. “Predictors of what smokers say they will do in response to future price increases. Findings from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Four Country Study “. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. 2011; doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntr015
  • Luk Joossens, David Merriman, Hana Ross, and Martin Raw. “How eliminating the global illicit cigarette trade would increase tax revenue and save lives”. Paris: International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. 2009.
  • The Advocacy Toolkit on EU Excise Duty on Manufactured Tobacco Products. Editors: Luk Joossens, Hana Ross and Joy Townsend. Smokefree Partnership. February 2009
  • Limin Peng and Hana Ross. “The Impact of Cigarette Taxes and Advertising on the Demand for Cigarettes in Ukraine.” Central European Journal of Public Health, 17 (2): 93-98. 2009.
  • Hana Ross, Evan Blecher, Lili Yan and Andrew Hyland. “Do cigarette prices motivate smokers to quit? New evidence from the ITC survey”.; Addiction. 2011 Mar; 106(3):609-19
  • Omar Shafey, Michael Eriksen, Hana Ross, and Judith Mackay, Tobacco Atlas 3rd Edition. American Cancer Society; 2009
  • Justin White and Hana Ross. “Quit, Cut, Switch, or Roll:  How Thai Smokers Compensate for Cigarette Price Increases”. Health Economics. (in review)
  • Hugh Waters, Belén Sáenz de Miera, Hana Ross, Luz Myriam Reynales Shigematsu: “The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Taxation in Mexico”, Paris: International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease; 2010
  • Hana Ross, Samina Shariff and Anna Gilmore. “Economics of Tobacco Taxation in Ukraine”. Paris: International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease; 2009.
  • Hana Ross, Samina Shariff and Anna Gilmore. “Economics of Tobacco Taxation in Russia”. Paris: International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease; 2009.
  • David T. Levy, Hana Ross and Eduard Zaloshnja “The Role of Tobacco Control Policies in Reducing Smoking and Deaths Caused by Smoking in an Eastern European Nation: Results from the Albania SimSmoke Simulation Model. Central European Journal of Public Health, vol. 16 (52) No. 4/2008.
  • Hana Ross, Eduard Zaloshnja, David T. Levy and Dhimiter Tole “Results from the Albanian Adult Tobacco Survey”. Central European Journal of Public Health, vol. 16 (52) No. 4/2008.
  • Hana Ross and Jana Havelkova. “Ekonomika a kouřeni” (The Economic Impact of Tobacco Consumption and the Possibilities of Its Reduction). Zdravotnictvi v Ceske Republice (Health Care in the Czech Republic). IV/X/2007
  • David Levy, Sarunya Benjakul, Hana Ross, and Bung-on Ritthiphakdee. “The Role of Tobacco Control Policies in Reducing Smoking and Deaths in a Middle Income Nation: Results from the Thailand SimSmoke Simulation Model” Tobacco Control. 2008;17:53–59.
  • Hana Ross and Bung-on Ritthiphakdee. “Policies Limiting Youth Access to Tobacco Products.” Chapter 14: NCI Monograph 21: The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Control. (in press)
  • Hana Ross, Pete Driezen, Buppha Sirirassamee, and Foong Kin “Cigarette Purchasing Behavior in Thailand and Malaysia: Comparative Analysis of a Monopolistic and a Free Market Structure” Global Public Health Vol 4, No 6, November 2009.
  • Hana Ross, Dang Vu Trung and Vu Xuan Phu. “The Costs of Smoking in Vietnam: the Case of Inpatient Care.” Tobacco Control. 2007; Volume: 16, Issue: 6
  • David Young, Hua-Hie Yong, Ron Borland, Hana Ross, Buppha Sirirassamee, Foong Kin, David Hammond, Richard O’Connor and Geoffrey T. Fong. “Prevalence and Correlates of Roll-Your-Own Smoking in Thailand and Malaysia: Findings of the ITC-South East Asia Survey”. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. May 2008; Volume: 10, Number: 5, p 907 – 915.
  • Hana Ross and Frank Chaloupka. “Economic Policies for Tobacco Control in Developing Countries”. Journal Salud Pública de México. 2006; Vol. 48(3):113-120.
  • Alexander Shalutashvili, Hana Ross, Judith Watt, Stephanie Hilborn, George Bakhturidze, Gela Kobeshavidze, Zaza Grigalashvili. Tobacco Economic Study in Georgia since the Fall of the Soviet Union. Editor: George Magradze. Tbilisi, Georgia, November 2007
  • Hana Ross and Nabilla A M Al-Sadat. “Demand analysis of tobacco consumption in Malaysia”. Nicotine and Tobacco Research journal. Volume 9. Issue 11. November 2007.
  • Hoang Van Kinh, Hana Ross, David Levy, Nguyen Thac Minh, and Vu Thi Bich Ngoc. “The Effect of Imposing a Higher, Uniform Tobacco Tax in Vietnam”. Health Research Policy and Systems. 4:6. June 26, 2006.
  • Hana Ross. “Economics of smoke free policies”. In “Smoke Free Europe makes economic sense. A report on the economic aspects of smoke free policies” Smoke Free Europe Partnership. May 2005.
  • Hana Ross. “Podpora zdraví: financovani v České republice a účelové daně“[Financing Public Health Support in the Czech Republic and Earmarked Taxes]. Zdravotnictvi v Ceske republice. Special issue. Volume 8 (September 2005) 104-6.
  • Andrew Hyland, Fritz Laux, Cheryl Higbee, Gerard Hastings, Hana Ross, Frank Chaloupka, Geoffrey Fong, and Michael Cummings. “Cigarette purchase patterns in four countries and the relationship with cessation: findings from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Four Country Survey”. Tobacco Control. June 2006 Vol 15 Supplement III.
  • Hana Ross, Lisa Powell, Joseph Bauer, David Levy, Richard Peck and Hye-ryeon Lee. “Cost-Effectiveness of Community-Based Youth Tobacco Control Interventions: Full Court Press Project.” Applied Health Economics and Health Policy 2006; 5 (3): 167-176.
  • Hana Ross. “The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Control in the European Union.” In Tobacco or Health in the European Union. Past, Present and Future. Edited by the ASPECT consortium. Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, October 2004. http://europa.eu.int/comm/health/ph_determinants/life_style/Tobacco/Documents/tobacco_exs_en.pdf
  • Hana Ross. “Russia (Moscow) 1999 Global Youth Tobacco Survey: Economic Aspects”. Economics of Tobacco Control Paper No. 23. Health, Nutrition and Population (HNP) Discussion Paper. World Bank’s Human Development Network. September 2004.
  • Hana Ross, Krzysztof Przewozniak. “Poland 1999 Global Youth Tobacco Survey: Economic Aspects”. Economics of Tobacco Control Paper No. 22. Health, Nutrition and Population (HNP) Discussion Paper. World Bank’s Human Development Network. September 2004.
  • Hana Ross. “The Ukraine (Kiev) 1999 Global Youth Tobacco Survey: Economic Issues”. Economics of Tobacco Control Paper No. 20. Health, Nutrition and Population (HNP) Discussion Paper. World Bank’s Human Development Network.  May 2004.
  • John Tauras, Lisa Powell, Frank Chaloupka, and Hana Ross. “The Demand for Smokeless Tobacco Among Male High School Students: The Impact of Taxes, Prices, and Policies”. Applied Economics. Volume 39, Issue 1 January 2007, pages 31 – 41.
  • Geoffrey T. Fong, David Hammond, Fritz L. Laux, Mark P. Zanna, K. Michael Cummings, Ron Borland, and Hana Ross. “The Near-Universal Experience of Regret Among Smokers in Four Countries: Findings from the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Survey”. Nicotine & Tobacco Research Volume 6, Supplement 3 (December 2004) S341–S351
  • Jon Kassel and Hana Ross. “The Role of Training in Global Tobacco Control Research”. American Journal of Public Health, 2005, 95: 946-949.
  • David Levy, Hana Ross, Lisa Powell, and Joseph Bauer. “The Role of Public Policies in Reducing Smoking Prevalence and Deaths Caused by Smoking in Arizona: Results from the Arizona Tobacco Policy Simulation Model”. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. 13(1):59-67, January/February 2007.
  • Hana Ross, Lisa Powell, John Tauras, and Frank Chaloupka. “New Evidence on Youth Smoking Behavior Based on Experimental Price Increases”. Contemporary Economic Policy. 2005 23(2):195-210. http://cep.oupjournals.org/cgi/reprint/23/2/195?ijkey=813KQ8v8KB2PE&keytype=ref
  • Lisa Powell, John Tauras, and Hana Ross. “Peer Effects, Tobacco Control Policies, and Youth Smoking Behavior”. Journal of Health Economics. 24 (2005) 950–968.
  • Prabhat Jha, Hana Ross, Marlo A. Corrao, and Frank Chaloupka. “Effective Interventions to Reduce Smoking”. In “Tobacco: Science, Policy and Public Health” edited by Peter Boyle, Nigel Gray, Jack Henningfield, John Seffrin and Witold Zatonski. Oxford University Press. August 2004.
  • Hana Ross and Frank Chaloupka. “Economic Determinants of Smoking Initiation and Cessation”. In “El tabaquismo” edited by Jose Romon Calvo Fernandez and Anselmo Lopez Cabanas. Textbook for a distance learning course on tobacco control. Canary Islands. 2003.
  • Hana Ross and Frank Chaloupka. “Economics of Tobacco Control”. In “El tabaquismo” edited by Jose Romon Calvo Fernandez and Anselmo Lopez Cabanas. Textbook for a distance learning course on tobacco control. Canary Islands. 2003.
  • Hana Ross and Frank Chaloupka. “The Effect of Cigarette Prices on Youth Smoking”. ImpacTeen Reports Paper Series. February 2001. Health Economics, Vol. 12 (3), 2003: 217-30.
  • Hana Ross. “Ekonomické determinanty vzniku kuřáckého návyku a odvykání kouření” [Economic Determinants of Smoking Initiation and Cessation], Zdravotní Politika a Ekonomika, IZPE – Institut zdravotní politiky a ekonomiky, Kostelec nad Česnými lesy, Prague, Czech Republic, October 2002.
  • Hana Ross. “Sticker Shock: Can Tobacco Tax Increases Help You Stop?” STOP! Magazine, USA, June 2002.
  • Hana Ross and Frank Chaloupka. “The Effect of Public Policies and Prices on Youth Smoking”. April 2003. Southern Economic Journal, 70(4), 796-815.
  • Hana Ross, Frank Chaloupka, and Melanie Wakefield. “Youth Smoking Uptake Progress: Price and Public Policy Effects”. ImpacTeen Reports Paper Series. February 2001. Eastern Economic Journal, Vol. 32, No. 2, Spring 2006: 355-367.
  • Hana Ross. “Critique of the Philip Morris study of smoking in the Czech Republic”. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, Volume 6, Number 1 (2004) 1–9.
  • Prabhat Jha, Frank Chaloupka, Hana Ross and Christina Czart “Tobacco Control in Developing Countries”. Development Bulletin, No. 54. Special issue on Tobacco Globalisation and Development, April 2001.
  • Frank Chaloupka, Prabhat Jha, Marlo A. Corrao, Vera Luiza da Costa e Silva, Hana Ross, Christina Czart and Derek Yach. “Global Efforts for Reducing the Burden of Smoking”. Disease Management and Health Outcomes 2003; 11(10): 647-661.
  • Frank Chaloupka, Prabhat Jha, Marlo A. Corrao, Vera Luiza da Costa e Silva, Hana Ross, Christina Czart and Derek Yach. “The Evidence Base for Reducing Mortality from Smoking in Low and Middle Income Countries “. WHO Commission on Macroeconomics and Health Working Paper Series, Paper No. WG5: 7; June 2001.