Dean Lillard

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Dean Lillard

Professor, Human Sciences

(614) 292-4561

Areas of Expertise

  • Consumer Sciences


  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Chicago, 1991
  • Research Interests: Dean Lillard received his PhD in economics from the University of Chicago in 1991. Until July 2012, he was a faculty member and senior research associate in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University. In August 2012 he joined the Department Human Sciences at Ohio State University as an Associate Professor. He is also the Director and Project Manager of the Cross-National Equivalent File study that produces cross-national data. He is a member of the American Economics Association, the Population Association of America, the International Association for Research on Income and Wealth, the International Health Economics Association, the American Society for Health Economics, and a Research Associate at the German Institute for Economic Research in Berlin, Germany. He serves on the advisory board of the Danish National Institute for Social Research in Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Current Research: Dean Lillard's current research focuses on health economics, the economics of schooling, and international comparisons of economic behavior. His research in health economics is primarily focused on the economics of cigarette marketing and consumption. His research on the economics of schooling includes studies of direct effects of policy on educational outcomes and on the role that education plays in other economic behaviors such as smoking, production of health, and earnings. His cross-national research ranges widely from comparisons of the role that obesity plays in determining labor market outcomes to comparisons of smoking behavior cross-nationally.

Dr. Lillard's seed grant:

(2020) Cigarette Smuggling, Taxes, and Substitution Between Cigarettes and E-Cigarettes