Dr Markus Haacker is an economist working at the intersections of macroeconomics, public finance, global health, and economic development. He is 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. Current research interests regard macroeconomic and fiscal aspects of health policy analyses, and the economics of chronic diseases.