August 5, 2016
TCU Economist and Center for Urban Studies affiliate Dr. Silda Nikaj, along with colleagues Joshua J. Miller and John Tauras, have published a working paper titled “The Over Time Impacts of Smoke Free Air Ordinances in Texas” as part of the National Bureau of Economic Research’s working paper series. The working paper is accessible from NBER here: http://www.nber.org/papers/w22352.
Based on both aggregate- and establishment-level analyses, Dr. Nikaj’s research finds that bars and restaurants are not adversely impacted by smoking bans. To read more about the study, Dr. Nikaj and colleagues have authored an overview of their research at VOX: http://voxeu.org/article/impacts-over-time-smoke-free-air-ordinances-texas.
Dr. Nikaj’s research was supported by a small grant from the Center for Urban Studies.