The E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center offers six-week, non-credit courses in Beginning Sign Language and Beginning Conversational Spanish on Wednesdays, March 15-April 19, 7-9 p.m. The cost is $85 per course. You may register and pay online at www.bsu.edu/ebball or call 765-285-8975.
Ball State University's Center for International Development (CID) has been selected for the fourth consecutive year to host the Pan-Africa Youth Leadership Program (PAYLP), a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. We are seeking families and individuals to serve as homestay hosts from April 12 - 25, 2017. The 25 students and three adult mentors are from Malawi, Namibia, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. If you are interested in being a host family, please contact Hanna DelaGardelle at firstname.lastname@example.org or 765-285-2685 for details.
MILLER COLLEGE RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM
The Effects of Tobacco Control Policies on Cigarette, Electronic Cigarette and Smoking Cessation Product Purchases among Adults: Evidence from Household Panel Data
12:00 - 1:15 p.m., Wednesday, March 15, 2017Whitinger Building room 145, Hall of Fame Conference RoomRSVP before March 6 to email@example.com
Presented by Erik Nesson
Assistant Professor of Economics
We analyze the impact of cigarette excise taxes, smoke-free air laws, and smoke-free air laws which apply to electronic cigarettes on purchases of electronic cigarettes. Our data came from the Nielsen Household Consumer Panel (NHCP) between the years of 2011 and 2014, which contains detailed information about the products purchased by a panel of over 60,000 households. We are able to categorize the product type, nicotine content, and flavor of about 90 percent of electronic cigarette product purchases in the NHCP, and estimate the effects of these tobacco control policies on the number of electronic cigarette purchases, changes in the type of products purchased, and changes in the overall estimated nicotine consumption of electronic cigarette users and traditional cigarette users.
About Erik Nesson
Erik Nesson is Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics in the Miller College of Business at Ball State University. He earned his Ph.D. in Economics from Emory University in 2012. His main research interests include health economics and law and economics. His research has appeared in the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Health Economics, Economics and Human Biology, and the American Journal of Health Economics.
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SPRING SEMESTER DEADLINES!
Honors College February lecture will be held on Monday, February 27, at 4PM in AJ 175. Speakers Alyssa Bennett and Bruce Geelhoed will discuss their new book 1707 West Riverside: A History of the Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Honors House and Its People, 1935-Present. Join us following the lecture for a reception at the Honors House.