Ce Shang, PhD

Senior Research Scientist

Dr. Shang is a senior research scientist in IHRP's Health Policy Center and an IHRP Fellow. She investigates the impact of various tobacco control policies including tobacco taxation, tax structure, smoke-free air laws and other tobacco control efforts on smoking behaviors and consequences in the United States and in developing countries. Her research interests also include evaluating policies related to alcohol consumption.

Dr. Shang earned her doctorate in economics from the City University of New York in 2011. As a doctoral student, she was a research assistant at the National Bureau of Economic Research and conducted empirical studies in health economics and demography.

Research Interests

The impact of economic and policy factors on health behaviors and related outcomes.

Recent and Noteworthy Publications

See Dr. Shang's latest work on PubMed.

Shang C, Huang J, Chaloupka FJ, Emery SL. The impact of flavour, device type and warning messages on youth preferences for electronic nicotine delivery systems: evidence from an online discrete choice experiment. Tob Control. 2017 Nov 2. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2017-053754.

Shang C, Chaloupka FJ, Fong GT, Gupta PC, Pednekar MS. The association between state value-added taxes and tobacco use in India -- evidence from GATS and TCP India Survey. Nicotine Tob Res. 2017 Aug 30. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntx184. [Epub ahead of print] [See abstract.]

Shang C, Chaloupka FJ, Fong GT, Thompson M, O'Connor RJ. The association between tax structure and cigarette price variability: findings from the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation (ITC) Project. Tob Control. 2015 Jul;24 Suppl 3:iii88-iii93. [See abstract.]

Curti D, Shang C, Ridgeway W, Chaloupka FJ, Fong GT. The use of legal, illegal and roll-your-own cigarettes to increasing tobacco excise taxes and comprehensive tobacco control policies: findings from the ITC Uruguay survey. Tob Control. 2015 Jul;24 Suppl 3:iii17-iii24. [See abstract.]

Shang C, Chaloupka FJ, Fong GT, Thompson M, Siahpush M, Ridgeway W. Weight control belief and its impact on the effectiveness of tobacco control policies on quit attempts: findings from the ITC 4 Country Project. Tob Control. 2015 Jul;24 Suppl 3:iii41-iii47. [See abstract.]

Shang C. The effect of smoke-free air law in bars on smoking initiation and relapse among teenagers and young adults. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2015 Jan 9;12(1):504-20. [See abstract.]

PS Pawar, MS Pednekar, PC Gupta, C Shang, A Quah, GT Fong. The relation between price and daily consumption of cigarettes and bidis: Findings from the Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Wave 1 Survey. Indian Journal of Cancer. 2014 Dec 1.[See abstract.]

Kostova D, Chaloupka FJ, Shang C. A duration analysis of the role of cigarette prices on smoking initiation and cessation in developing countries. Eur J Health Econ. 2014 Mar 9. [Epub ahead of print] [See abstract.]

Kaushal N, Shang C. Earnings growth of Mexican immigrants: new versus traditional destinations. IZA Journal of Migration. 2013;2:11. doi: 10.1186/2193-9039-2-11.[See abstract.]

Shang C, Chaloupka FJ, Zahra N, Fong GT. The distribution of cigarette prices under different tax structures: findings from the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation (ITC) Project. Tob Control. 2014 Mar;23 Suppl 1:i23-i29. [See abstract.]

Shang C, Chaloupka F, Kostova D. Who quits? An overview of quitters in low- and middle-income countries. Nicotine Tob Res. 2014;16 Suppl 1:S44-S55. [See abstract.]

Chaloupka FJ, Kostova D, Shang C; on behalf of the GATS Collaborative Group. Cigarette excise tax structure and cigarette prices: evidence from the Global Adult Tobacco Survey and the U.S. National Adult Tobacco Survey. Nicotine Tob Res. 2014 Jan;16 Suppl 1:S3-9. [See abstract.]

Honors and Awards

IHRP Fellow