Germán Rodriguez-Iglesias, MSc

Senior Research Specialist, Tobacconomics

Germán Rodriguez-Iglesias is an Economist at the Institute for Health Research and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In his previous position as a researcher for the InterAmerican Heart Foundation – Argentina (FIC Argentina), his focus was on developing policy-oriented research and media advocacy projects to implement effective tobacco control policies. He has been a contributor on several research studies that served as a basis to promote an increase in tobacco taxes, and analyze governmental subsidies for tobacco production in Argentina. Germán has applied lessons learned from tobacco control economics and tobacco taxation to study the economics of non-communicable diseases, agricultural/food policies, and other public policies. His research interests also include the economic determinants of food consumption; access to drinking water, fruit, and vegetables; and sugar-, salt-, and fat-reduction policies.

Germán received his bachelor’s degree in economics from the National University of Mar del Plata (Argentina); and an MSc in economics from the University of the Basque Country (Spain).

Recent and Noteworthy Publications

Pizarro ME, Rodríguez-Iglesias G, Gutkowski P, Altuna J, Ríos B. Avances en impuestos del tabaco: el caso de Argentina [New strides in tobacco taxation: the case of ArgentinaAvanços na tributação dos cigarros: o caso da Argentina]. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2018;42:e46. Published 2018 Jul 6. doi:10.26633/RPSP.2018.46

Rodríguez-Iglesias G, Schoj V, Chaloupka F, Champagne B, González-Rozada M. Analysis of cigarette demand in Argentina: the impact of price changes on consumption and government revenues. Salud Publica Mex. 2017;59(1):95–101. doi:10.21149/7861

Rodríguez-Iglesias G, González-Rozada M, Champagne BM, Schoj V. Real price and affordability as challenges for effective tobacco control policies: an analysis for Argentina. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2015;37(2):98–103.