Institute of Economic Sciences is coordinating regional network of research in Western Balkan Countries on tobacco taxation.

Research and dissemination activities aim to produce high-quality and accessible research and policy outputs for both government policymakers and civil society.

Research is focusing on gaps in research on economic and fiscal aspects of national tobacco taxation policy critical to informing effective tax policy.

Research topics include costs and benefits of tobacco to government budgets, labor impacts, illicit trade, tax compliance of the tobacco industry, including tax evasion and avoidance, and tobacco tax impacts on inequality.

The Institute of Economic Sciences from Belgrade, The Republic of Serbia, is funded by the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) to conduct economic research on tobacco taxation in the Republic of Serbia. UIC is one of the core partners of the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use. The views expressed in this document cannot be attributed to, nor do they represent the views of UIC, or Bloomberg Philanthropies.