Michal Stoklosa, MA

Senior Economist, Taxation and Health

Michal is Senior Economist, Taxation & Health in the Economic and Health Policy Research program at the American Cancer Society, and a PhD Candidate in Economics at the University of Cape Town. He conducts research and trains policymakers and health advocates primarily in issues around tobacco taxation and illicit trade in tobacco products. Other areas of his research include the effects of tax policies on use of electronic cigarettes, alcohol, and sugar-sweetened beverages. In his most recent work, he uses behavioral economics models to better understand reasons behind self-harming behaviors.

Prior to joining the American Cancer Society in 2010, Michal worked in the National Institute of Public Health in Poland. He
has also been invited to take part in projects funded by, among others, the World Health Organization, the European Commission, Bloomberg Philanthropies, World Lung Foundation and the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Previously,
he had received an MA in Managerial Economics from the University of Warsaw and an MA in Economics from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University. Michal has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and
co-authored book chapters and health policy reports, including The Tobacco Atlas. His research has played an influential role during the adoption of tobacco control policies across the globe, particularly in Central and Eastern European and Latin American countries. Contact: michal.stoklosa@cancer.org