THE 4TH ENSP-SRP INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TOBACCO CONTROL

The 4th ENSP-SRP International Conference on Tobacco Control “Economics of Tobacco Taxation” was organized in Bucharest on March 27-29th, 2019. More than four hundred attendees from 50 countries took part in this event. Participants were researchers and tobacco control experts from the Southeastern Europe region and beyond. The aim of this conference was the dissemination of high-quality research results and policy outputs about tobacco control policies in the region. Also, good examples from practice were presented by lecturers from different countries. Presentations were very interesting for all attendees: for Government policymakers, civil society and international organizations, researchers and health experts as well.

Representatives from each project team participated in the Conference: Institute of Economic Sciences, Institute for Socio-Economic Analysis, Analytica, University of Banja Luka, Development Solution Associates, Faculty of Economics University of Split. The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) organized a Pre-Conference Symposium about Tobacco Tax Policies in the European Region on March 25th and 26th. The Pre-Conference Symposium aimed to exchange information about current research activities in the project as well as sharing information about further project activities.

Each team presented their research results about Price and Income Elasticity for Tobacco Products: Marko Vladisavljevic (IES), Dragan Gligoric (UNIBL), Aida Gjika (DSA), Paško Burnać (EFST) and Besnik Prekazi. Jovan Zubovic, project director, presented the regional research results about Tobacco Taxation Policies in the SEE countries.

The ENSP-SRP Conference Programme you can find on the link: http://enspconference.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/ENSP-conf-brochure-romania-A4-1.pdf