Markus Haacker

Markus Haacker is an economist working at the intersections of macroeconomics, public finance, global health, and economic development. He holds a PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics. He is currently a Visiting Scientist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and has worked as a consultant to the World Bank and UNAIDS. From 1999-2008, he was an Economist at the International Monetary Fund.

His recent work includes The Economics of the Global Response to HIV/AIDS, published by Oxford University Press in June 2016. Earlier work in this area includes contributions and economic analyses in support of numerous HIV/AIDS strategies and "investment cases," and a book on The Macroeconomics of HIV/AIDS (2004), the first book published by the IMF on a public health issue.

Current work focuses on the economic analysis of chronic diseases and their economic repercussions, and the intersections between public finance and public health. Markus also retains an interest in economic role of information and communication technologies in transforming the economies of developing countries.

Recent and Upcoming

The Economics of the Global Response to HIV/AIDS, OUP, June 2016

The Economics of the Global Response to HIV/AIDS, book presentation, Center for Global Development, June 28, 2016 (slides).

"Cost-Effectiveness of and Financial Returns to Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention in South Africa," PLoS Medicine, May 2016.