Jacob Novignon holds a PhD in Economics with specialty in Public economics and Health economics and is currently a lecturer at the Department of Economics. He teaches public economics and advanced microeconomics. His broad research area is applied microeconomics. Specifically, his research interests include inequalities in health care utilization and outcomes, health financing, efficiency of health systems, poverty and vulnerability analysis, impact evaluation of interventions/programmes, among others. He has also served as a consultant for various local and international organizations (Including UNICEF, Results for Development, National Health Insurance Authority - Ghana, African Health Economics and Policy Association etc.) on different development issues. His current research activities are on (1) understanding financial incentives for socioeconomic related inequalities in health care utilization in Ghana, (2) Heterogeneous impact of health insurance and health shocks on economic outcomes (3) Impact of agricultural input subsidies and child nutritional outcomes (4) Youth unemployment in Africa. Jacob has study and research experiences from over 15 countries in Africa and beyond.