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Jacob is a lecturer at the Department of Economics, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. Research interests include health financing, efficiency of health systems, poverty and vulnerability analysis. Current research activities include understanding financial incentives for socioeconomic related inequalities in healthcare utilization in Ghana, and youth unemployment in Africa. During his fellowship, Jacob evaluated the impact of unconditional cash transfers on morbidity and health-seeking behavior in Africa.