Jacob Novignon holds a PhD in Economics with specialty in Public economics and Health economics. He is currently a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Economics, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology – Ghana where he teaches public economics and advanced microeconomics. His broad research area is applied microeconomics (Health Economics). 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 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 socioeconomic inequalities in health care financing and utilization in Ghana, (2) Heterogeneous impact of health insurance and health shocks on economic outcomes (3) Economic evaluation of interventions to improve treatment outcomes of patients with Skin NTDs (4) Efficiency in the use of resources for adolescent health. He has worked as a research fellow for the Transfer Project, Global Development Network (GDN) among others.