Yuki Murakami joined the Global Education Monitoring Report team in August 2016 to work on education finance issues. Previously, she was a health economist at the OECD analysing health expenditure trends and financing mechanisms using the System of Health Accounts in both OECD and non-OECD countries. She was also at the World Bank for the Latin America and the Caribbean Region where she analysed the affordability of tertiary education and the costs and benefits of skilled labour migration and served in a project to improve youth employment. She holds two Masters degrees in health economics from Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Texas. She was presented with a “Symbols of Tomorrow” award in Japan in 2013 for her work on global health policy by the All Japan Hospital Association of Japan and Japan Hospital Association.