Monday, 27 February 2012, 6:00PM
Barnard's Inn Hall

Twenty-first Century Threats: HIV/AIDS

Dr Markus Haacker

Over the last decades, HIV/AIDS has emerged as a major new disease, reversing gains in life expectancy that had been won over many decades in numerous countries, and becoming a leading cause of death in sub-Saharan Africa. At the same time, the disease has triggered an unparalleled international response. In this lecture Dr. Markus Haacker provides an intriguing account of the social and economic repercussions of the epidemic, as well as the direct health consequences, and discusses the contribution of the evolving global response to HIV/AIDS.

This lecture is a part of the series Twenty-First Century Threats. Other lectures in this series include the following:
     Tuberculosis
     Malaria
     Lyme Disease

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Markus Haacker is a growth and development economist based in London. From 1999–2008, he worked at the International Monetary Fund, mainly at the African Department. Since 2008, he has been an Honorary Lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and as a consultant to the World Bank.

His work on the macroeconomic aspects of information and communication technologies includes contributions to the International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook and the Global Information Technology Report published by the World Economic Forum.

Other notable work includes several publications on macroeconomic and fiscal aspects of HIV/AIDS and the response to HIV/AIDS, notably the "Macroeconomics of HIV/AIDS," published by the IMF. Dr. Haacker is chairman of the German publishing house ARCO. He holds a PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics.

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27 February 2012

Twenty-first Century Threats: HIV/AIDS
Dr Markus Haacker

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