Teh-wei Hu PhD

Professor Emeritus
Public Health

Teh-wei Hu is a Professor Emeritus of Health Economics at the School of Public Health and Director of the Public Health Institute’s Center for International Tobacco Control.

Teh-wei Hu, PhD, is a Professor Emeritus of Health Economics at the Berkeley School of Public Health, and director of the Public Health Institute’s Center for International Tobacco Control. Hu’s areas of expertise are the application of econometrics to health care services research, mental health economics and the economics of tobacco control. Hu received the Carl Taube Award from the American Public Health Association for his contribution to mental health services research. In 2014 the WHO awarded him a medal to honor his contribution to tobacco tax policy research in China. He received his PhD in economics from the University of Wisconsin. Hu is the author of more than 200 publications. His work on tobacco control economics has appeared in the Journal of Health Economics, Health Economics, the American Journal of Public Health, Tobacco Control, Journal of Public Finance, the National Tax Journal and other publications. He is the editor of the book “Tobacco Control Policy Analysis in China: Economics and Health.”

  • Economics of tobacco control
  • Health care reform in Asia (China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong)
  • Costs and outcomes of mental health capitation experiments