Back to Basics #4: Price elasticity

22 Oct 2019 - 10:45

The fourth Back2Basics policy brief, authored by Corné Van Walbeek, has just been published, and discusses Price elasticity.

From our engagement with government officials and other important stakeholders, we have noticed that there is growing interest in the topic of tobacco taxation. The challenge however, is that many policy makers aren’t necessarily experts in tobacco control, and do not have the time to read extensively on the subject.

We thought we’d do some of the heavy lifting for them, by creating a series of “Back to Basics” policy briefs covering key themes. Published under the banner of the WHO FCTC Knowledge Hub on Tobacco Taxation and Illicit Trade, the one-page briefs are accessible and easy to read, yet still contain the most important information regarding various tobacco-taxation topics.

Our first B2B in the range looks at Tobacco Administration. The second investigates The rationale for tobacco tax and price measures. The third, published in August 2019, offers A Call for Open Access Data on Tobacco TaxationPrice elasticity is the fourth B2B in the series. 

Cite: Van Walbeek, C. (2019). “Price elasticity”, REEP Back to Basics Policy Brief: B2B#4. October 2019, University of Cape Town