Thursday, 5 March 2015
Report: The Tobacco Institute's 1 million dollar 'economists network' - Over 100 U.S. economics professors recruited by the Tobacco Institute
The only reason not to conclude the economists in the report I wrote were not corrupt, would be I don't know the American juridical system.
Last December I stumbled on a document in the Legacy Tobacco Documents Library proving American economists earned $3.000 for writing pro-tobacco op-eds. Little did I know I (re)discovered a $1 million network of 123 American economists professors recruited by the Tobacco Institute.
I found proof the economists were
- presenting canned testimonials at political hearings
- "authoring" reports actually written by the tobacco industry
- much more disputable activities
Attached is a short 15 p. summary report (and 5 appendixes). A lengthy full report soon will follow.
Update: Erratum: Figure 18 belongs at the bottom of page 11 (instead of p. 18)