Teh-wei Hu PhD

Professor Emeritus
Research Interests: 
  • Economics of tobacco control
  • Health care reform in Asia (China, Taiwan and Hong Kong)
  • Costs and outcomes of mental health capitation experiments
Selected Publications: 

Hu TW, Lee AH, Mao Z. WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in China: barriers, challenges and recommendations. Global Health Promotion. 2013 Dec; 20(4): 13-22.

Levy D, Rodriguez-Buno RL, Hu TW, Moran AE. The potential effects of tobacco control in China: projections from the China SimSmoke simulation model. BMJ. 2014 Feb 18; 348: g 1134.

White JS, Li J, Hu TW, Fong GT, Jiang Y. The effect of cigarette prices on brand-switching in China: a longitudinal analysis of data from the ITC China Survey. Tobacco Control. 2014 Mar; 23 Suppl 1:i54-60.

Shi J, Hu T. Study on Policy of Increasing Tobacco Consumption Taxation (in Chinese). 2013 July.

Yao T, Sung HY, Mao Z, Hu TW, Max W. Secondhand Smoke Exposure at Home in Rural China. Cancer Causes Control, 2012. 2012; ,23:109-115. PMID:22327886

Gao S, Zheng R, Hu TW. Can increases in the cigarette tax rate be linked to cigarette retail prices? Solving mysteries related to the cigarette pricing mechanism in China. Tobacco Control, 2011; DOI: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2011-050027

Yang L, Sung HY, Mao Z, Hu TW, Rao K. Economic costs attributable to smoking in China; an update and an 8-year comparison, 2000-2008. Tobacco Control, 2011; 20: 266-272.

Yao T, Mao Z, Hu TW. Effects of Price and Income on Cigarette Demand and Tobacco Control in China. Modern Preventive Medicine, 2010.Vol 37, No.10:1890-1892. (in Chinese)

Hu T-w, Mao Z, Shi J, Chen W. The role of taxation in tobacco control and its potential economic impact in China. Tobacco Control, 2010. Vol 19, Issue 1: 58-64.

Hu T-w, Mao Z, Shi J. Recent Tobacco Tax Rate Adjustment and Its Potential Impact on Tobacco Control in China. Tobacco Control, 2010. Vol 19, Issue 1: 80-82.

Chang F-c, Hu, T-w. Quit smoking advice from health professionals in Taiwan: the role of funding policy and smoker socioeconomic status. Tobacco Control, 2010. Volume 19, Issue: 44-49.

Hu Teh-wei, Mao Zhengzhong, Shih J., Chen. Tobacco Taxation and Its Potential Impact in China. Paris: International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung disease; Oct 2008.

Gan Quan; Hammond S K; Jiang Yuan; Yang Yan; Hu Teh-wei. “Effectiveness of a smoke-free policy in lowering secondhand smoke concentrations in offices in China.” Journal of occupational and environmental medicine / AmericanCollege of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2008; 50(5):570-5.

Gan Quan; Smith Kirk R; Hammond S Katharine; Hu Teh-wei. “Disease burden of adult lung cancer and ischaemic heart disease from passive tobacco smoking in China.” Tobacco control 2007; 16(6):417-22.

Jiang Yuan, Ong Michael K; Tong Elisa K; Yang Yan; Nan Yi; Hu Teh-wei. “Chinese physicians and their smoking knowledge, attitudes and practices.” American journal of preventive medicine 2007;33(1):15-22.

Hu TW (ed.). Tobacco Control Policy Analysis in China: Economics and Health, World Scientific Publishing Company: Singapore, Jan 2008.

Other interests: 
  • Member, Executive Board, International Health Economics Association (2004-2005)
  • Associate Dean of Academic Affairs (2000-2002)
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics
Profile Updated: November 12, 2014