Professor of Economics
Department of Finance and Economics
Office: Business Center 407
David Levy is a Professor of Economics in the Merrick School of Business and earned his Ph.D. from U.C.L.A. Dr. Levy has published over 80 articles, including articles in the American Economic Review, American Journal of Public Health, JAMA, Medical Care, and Review of Economics and Statistics. He has written numerous government reports on tobacco control policy, alcohol control policy, alcohol and drug brief interventions and treatment, and cost outcome analysis. Dr. Levy has been the principal investigator of grants from the National Institutes of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse, the National Cancer Institute, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He has been overseeing the design and development of the SimSmoke tobacco policy simulation model for the last six years. Dr. Levy is also Senior Scientist for the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE). He is currently PI on a 9 year grant from the NCI CISNET group that examines the impact of tobacco control policies on lung cancer rates and a grant from European Union developing SimSmoke models for 15 countries in Europe. He recently completed a contract with the Bloomberg Foundation developing models for the 18 largest nations in the world and a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to develop an obesity model of policies directed at sugar sweetened beverages.
Refereed Journal Articles
Levy, D. T., & t. j. (2010). Menthol and non-menthol smoking: the impact of prices and smoke-free air laws. Addiction. Suppl 1. 115-23.
Levy, D. T. (2010). Simulation Models of Obesity: A Review of the Literature and Implications for Research and Policy. obesity reviews. 2010 Oct 26. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-789X.2010.00804.x. [Epub ahead of print].
Levy, D. T., & z. (2010). The Impact of Tobacco Control Policies in Albania. tobacco control/BMJ. 19(6), 463-8.
Levy, D. T. (2010). An Evaluation of the Impact of Tobacco Control in Korea Using the SimSmoke Model: The Unknown Success Story. American Journal of Public Health. 100(7):1267-73..
Levy, D. T. (2010). Exploring Scenarios to Dramatically Reduce Smoking Prevalence: A Simulation Model of the Three-Part Cessation Process. American Journal of Public Health. 100(7):1253-9.
Levy, D. T. (2010). Boosting Population Quits Through Evidenced-Based Cessation Treatment and Pollicy. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 38(38), S351-63.
Levy, D. T. (2010). Modeling the Impact of Smoking Cesation Treatment Policies on Quit Rates. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 38(38), S364-72.
Levy, D. T. (2010). Reaching Healthy People 2010 by 2013. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 38(38), S373-81.
Gerlowski, D. A., Levy, D. T., Tauras, J., Bergman, J., & Compton, C. (2009). The Decision to Smoke and the Frequency of Smoking by Age and Gender. Journal of Applied Economics and Policy. 28(1), 1 - 19.
Levy, D. T., & Ross, H. (2008). Results from the Albanian Adult Tobacco Survey. Central European Journal of Public Health. 16(4), 182-8.
Levy, D. T. (2008). The Albania SimSmoke Tobacco Policy Simulation Model. Central European Journal of Public Health. 16(4), 189-98.
Levy, D. T., & Gerlowski, D. A. (2008). Cigarette Purchase Patterns Among Older Smokers: Findings from the COMMIT Cohort. Open Health Services and Policy Journal. 1. 5-11..
Levy, D. T. (2008). France SimSmoke: The Description of a Simulation Model of Tobacco Control Policies. Bulletin épidémiologique hebdomadaire (BEH, in French). 21-2. 190-3.
Levy, D. T. Yes "Tobacco Control Policies in Ireland," World Health Organization, Amsterdam, Holland. (2011).
Levy, D. T. Yes "Tobacco Policies in EU Nations," PPACTE, Milan, Italy. (2011).
Levy, D. T. Yes "Models of Obesity," Robert Wood Johnson, London, UK. (2010).
Levy, D. T. Yes "Smoking and Lung Cancer," National Cancer Institute, Seattle, Was. (2010).
Levy, D. T. Yes "Costs Associated with Tobacco Use," World Health Organization, Lyon France. (2010).
Levy, D. T. Yes "Taxing Sugar Sweetened Beverages," Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Tucson. (2009).
Levy, D. T. Yes "Trimming the Obesity Problem," Pan Salud, Mexico City. (2009).
Levy, D. T. Yes "The Smoking-Lung Cancer Relationship, An Exploration," National Cancer Institute, Amsterdam Holland. (2009).
Levy, D. T. Yes "Taxing Sodas," Robert Wood Johnson, Washington DC. (2009).
Levy, D. T. Yes "The SimSmoke Model," National Cancer Institute, Dublin Ireland. (2009).
Levy, D. T. Yes "Applying the SimSmoke Model," WHO, Mumbai Indai. (2009).
Levy, D. T. Yes "Developing a Simulation Model of the Effect of School Nutrition Policies on Obesity," Harvard, Toronto. (2008).
Levy, D. T. Yes "The SimSmoke Tobacco Control Simulation Model," CDC, Ann Arbor. (2008).
Levy, D. T. Yes "Simulating Smoking Cessation Treatment Policy,," HMO Research Network, Minneapolis. (2008).
Levy, D. T. Yes "Low SES Women, Smoking and the SimSmoke Model, Women and Smoking," NCI, Annapolis. (2008).
Levy, David T.(Principal), "Examining the Effect of a Ban on Menthol Cigarettes" Sponsored by American Legacy Foundation, Federal, $30000. (2010 - 2011).