Senior Research Officer, Economics of Tobacco Control Project, University of Cape Town
Laura Rossouw is a research officer at the Economics of Tobacco Control Project and is the project manager of the Knowledge Hub. She holds a PhD in Economics from Stellenbosch University (SU), South Africa. Prior to joining the ETCP, Laura worked at Research on Socio-Economic Policy (ReSEP) based at the Economics Department of SU. The group focuses on issues of poverty, income distribution, social mobility, economic development and social policy. Laura's research interests include the economics of tobacco control, economic evaluations of health interventions, the economic impact of tobacco and alcohol use, demand-side factors related to health, and maternal, infant and child health.
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