Ph.D. in Economics, M.A. in Economics
University of Illinois at Chicago
Michael Pesko is a health economist and an Assistant Professor within Georgia State University’s Department of Economics. Dr. Pesko’s research uses retrospectively-collected data and quasi-experimental methods to evaluate health policy changes, especially those affecting tobacco users. Dr. Pesko is currently the principal investigator of two grants, an R01 from the National Institute on Drug Abuse evaluating the effects of e-cigarette regulations (see: e-cigarette publications and media) and a Research Scholar Grant from the American Cancer Society evaluating the effects of Affordable Care Act-induced health insurance changes affecting tobacco users. Dr. Pesko has published in journals such as Journal of Health Economics, American Journal of Health Economics, Health Economics, Health Services Research, Health Affairs, and American Journal of Public Health.
Dr. Pesko was hired by GSU in 2017 as part of the second-century initiative (2CI). Prior to arriving at GSU, Dr. Pesko was an Assistant Professor at Weill Cornell Medical College.
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