Maya Vijayaraghavan is an economist and Steven M. Teutsch Fellow in the Office on Smoking and Health of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia. She served as a consultant to the Middle East and North Africa Region of the World Bank Group in Washington, D.C. Vijayaraghavan received her B.S. degree in botany from Stella Maris College, India, an M.S. in environmental toxicology from the University of Madras, India, and a Ph.D. in applied economics from Clemson University. Her research on this project was undertaken while she was a research associate with Clemson University’s Center for International Trade.