Markus Haacker

Current work

Much of Dr. Haacker’s work is synthesized in the recent book on The Economics of the Global Response to HIV/AIDS, published by Oxford University Press in June 2016. The book reviews the health and economic impacts of HIV/AIDS, discussed the global response to HIV/AIDS from a development policy perspective, and addresses challenges in the analysis of the cost-effectiveness of HIV/AIDS-related policies and interventions, considering that HIV/AIDS is communicable, characterized by highly heterogeneous transmission patterns (as it is sexually transmitted), and a chronic/treatable disease.

Ongoing work, apart from some projects complementing and extending the book, focuses on two areas. (1) The work on domestic financing of health programs (e.g., for the World Bank and UNAIDS) draws on Dr. Haacker’s background in public finance (e.g., through his earlier work at the IMF) as well as the recent work in public health. (2) The recent work on HIV/AIDS offers a platform for addressing the economics of chronic diseases more broadly. This strand of work includes ongoing projects on Hepatitis C and on the evolving burden of NCDs in sub-Saharan Africa.

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.