Dr. Huub Meijers
Senior researcher

Research group(s):
1. The Economics of Knowledge and Innovation
7. Governance and Learning in ICT-enabled Communities

Huub Meijers is a senior researcher at MERIT. His research interests focus on macro-economics, more specifically the modelling of technological change and economic growth; vintage modelling, the diffusion of new technologies; labour market issues; and the Information Society. He obtained his PhD in 1994, which dealt with the introduction of diffusion of new technologies within a putty-clay vintage framework. Huub Meijers is currently is working on topics concerning the Information Society. This includes research on the implications of new information and communication technologies on statistics and on the way statistical information is collected and assimilated. The main theme however is the relation between ICT investments and productivity growth. Huub Meijers is also the programme coordinator of the Infonomics Bachelors and Masters programme at the faculty of economics and business at the University Maastricht.

Next to research and teaching in economics, he also teaches computer programming in php and practices these skills on a neighbourhood website



Selected publications by Huub Meijers


Journal articles
Meijers, Huub, 2006, `Diffusion of the Internet and Low Inflation in the Information Economy, Information Economics and Policy, Volume 18, Issue 1, pp. 1-23
Meijers, Huub, 2006, `Diffusion of the Internet and Low Inflation in the Information Economy, Information Economics and Policy, Volume 18, Issue 1, pp. 1-23
Meijers, Huub, 2004, `Productivity in Europe and the U.S.: ICTs and the role of network effects, Communications and Strategies , 52 (2), 161-188
Meijers, Huub, 2000, `De Bug die niet beet, Economisch Statistische Berichten, 85 (4239), 43
Soete, Luc & Huub Meijers, 1999, `Regulering van de Telecom Markt: OPTA of NMa, Economisch Statistische Berichten, 84 (4188), 88-90, (published as 'Regulering met Oog voor Dynamiek')
Meijers, Huub & Luc Soete, 1999, `Regulering met oog voor dynamiek, Economisch Statistische Berichten, 84 (4188), 88-91
Meijers, Huub, 1994, `On the slowdown of productivity growth in the Netherlands 1960-1988: A macro economic vintage diffusion approach, Economics of Innovation and New Technology, vol. 3, nr. 2, pp. 99-121


Chapters in books
Dunnewijk, Theo & Huub Meijers, 2008, Empirical Analysis of the Trade Position, in: B. Dachs, H. Meijers, P. Welfens, Internartionalsation of ICT Activities in Europe, Springer Verlag, Wuppertal, More information
Meijers, Huub, 2005, Adoption and Diffusion of e-Business and the role of network effects, in: B ter Weel & LLG Soete (Eds.), The economics of the digital society, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp. 64-88
Zon, Adriaan van, Huub Meijers & Joan Muysken, 2001, Sweeping the chimney before kindling the fire as a workable option for employment policy, in: Pascal Petit and Luc Soete (eds.), Technology and the Future of European Employment, Edward Elgar Publishing, 317-351
Zon, Adriaan van, Huub Meijers & Joan Muysken, 2000, On trickling chimneys and other unemployment misery, in: Hans Heijke and Joan Muysken (eds.), Education and Training in a Knowledge-Based Economy, MacMillan Press, London, 117-158
Meijers, Huub, 2000, Internethandel en lage inflatie in de informatie-economie, in: Luc Soete (ed.), ICT en de Nieuwe Economie. Preadviezen van de Koninklijke Vereniging voor de Staathuishoudkunde, Lemma, Utrecht, 83-104
Zon, Adriaan van, Joan Muysken & Huub Meijers, 1998, Asymmetric skill substitution, labour market flexibility, and the allocation of qualifications, in: H. Heijke and L. Borghans (eds), Towards a Transparent Labour Market for Educational Decisions, Avebury Publishers
Zon, Adriaan van, Joan Muysken & Huub Meijers, 1998, Asymmetric skill substitution, labour market flexibility, and the allocation of qualifications, in: Hans Heijke en Lex Borghans (eds.), Towards a Transparent Labour Market for Educational Decisions, Avebury Publishers, London


Books
Meijers, Huub, Bernhard Dachs & Paul J. J. Welfens (eds.), 2008, Internationalisation of European ICT Activities - Dynamics of Information and Communications Technology, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany, XII, 352 p, More information


UNU-MERIT Working Papers
Meijers, Huub, Joan Muysken & Olaf Sleijpen, 2014, The deposit financing gap: Another Dutch disease, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2014-071
Meijers, Huub, Önder Nomaler & Bart Verspagen, 2014, Demand, credit and macroeconomic dynamics: A microsimulation model, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2014-047
Wang, Lili, Huub Meijers & Adam Szirmai, 2013, Technological spillovers and industrial growth in Chinese regions, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2013-044
Borghans, Lex, Huub Meijers & Bas ter Weel, 2013, The importance of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation for measuring IQ, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2013-006
Ramani, Shyama V. , Timothée Frühauf, Arijita Dutta & Huub Meijers, 2012, Determinants of the prevalence of diarrhoea in adolescents attending school: A case study of an Indian village school, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2012-059
Meijers, Huub, 2012, Does the internet generate economic growth, international trade, or both?, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2012-050
Meijers, Huub, 2007, ICT Externalities: Evidence from cross country data, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2007-021
Borghans, Lex, Huub Meijers & Bas ter Weel, 2006, The Role of Noncognitive Skills in Explaining Cognitive Test Scores, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2006-044


External working papers
Meijers, Huub, 1998, Fiscal impacts of the growing use of advanced communication technologies and services: A quantitative analysis, ACTS/FAIR working paper 34


Research memoranda
Meijers, Huub & Hugo Hollanders, 2003, Sources of Growth: Measuring the Knowledge Based Economy, MERIT Research Memoranda 2003-029
Meijers, Huub, 2001, The diffusion of the Internet and Low Inflation in the Information Economy, MERIT Research Memoranda 2001-042
Zon, Adriaan van, Huub Meijers & Hakan Yetkiner, 1999, Endogenous Energy Saving Technical Change in the Romer Model, MERIT Research Memoranda 1999-022
Zon, Adriaan van, Huub Meijers & Joan Muysken, 1998, Sweeping the Chimney before Kindling the Fire as a Workable Option for Employment Policy, MERIT Research Memoranda 1998-016
Zon, Adriaan van, Huub Meijers & Joan Muysken, 1997, On Trickling Chimneys and other Unemployment Misery, MERIT Research Memoranda 1997-006
Meijers, Huub & Adriaan van Zon, 1994, RUM, a Recursive Update Putty-Semi-Putty Vintage Production Model: Sectoral Estimation Results For Germany and the Netherlands, MERIT Research Memoranda 1994-010


Research reports
Dunnewijk, Theo, J. Butler, A. Kaloudis, K.H. Leitner, Huub Meijers, T. Naess, B. Poti, P. Shapira, S. Slipersaeter & J. Youti, 2010, Analysis of the Evolution of the cost of research- trends, drivers and impact (COST), A study commissioned by DG Research, Directorate B- European Research Area, April 2010, pp 150
Dunnewijk, Theo, Huub Meijers & Adriaan van Zon, 2007, Accounting for the Impact of Information and Communication Technologies on Total Factor Productivity: Towards and Endogenous Growth Approach, edited by S. Barrios, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, IIPS, Seville, More information
Dunnewijk, Theo, Huub Meijers & René Wintjes, 2006, Internationalisation of European ICT activities (final report prepared for the European Commission JRC/IPTS), Seville: EC, DG JRC, IPTS, J04/40/2004
Dunnewijk, Theo & Huub Meijers, 2006, Analysis of the competitive trade position, Sevilla: EC-JRC-IPTS
Meijers, Huub, 2004, ICT and network effects in Europe and the US, Brussels: EU-DG IST, IST-2000-30117
Dunnewijk, Theo & Huub Meijers, 2004, Synthesis of Digital Economy Scenario's for the European Union and refinement of the methodology, Brussels: EU-DG IST, IST-2000-30117
Dunnewijk, Theo, Huub Meijers & Adriaan van Zon, 2003, The Impact of ICT on Economic Growth and Productivity: a review of the literature, Final Report prepared for 'Study on ICT and economic growth', Seville: JRC IPTS, 57 pp.
Hollanders, Hugo & Huub Meijers, 2002, Sources of Growth in the Knowledge Based Economy: The Role of R&D and ICT in Europe and the US, Report for the EC (IST 99-20782)


Conference presentations
Borghans, Lex, Huub Meijers & Bas ter Weel, 2007, The Role of Noncognitive Skills in Explaining Cognitive Test Scores, Chicago, USA, American Economic Association (AEA)
Meijers, Huub & Theo Dunnewijk, 2005, Internet use, institutional quality and economic growth; an explorative study, Tunis, World Summit on the Information Society, November 16, 2005
Meijers, Huub, 2004, ICT and mis-measurement at the macro level, London, Mis-Measurement of ICT conference that took place at London Business School
Meijers, Huub, 2004, ICT and Network Effects in Europe and the US, Barcelona, EURO CPR Conference, Barcelona, March 28-30, 2004.
Meijers, Huub, 2003, Using ICT to measure ICT use: facts and fictions, Geneva, paper Prepared for the Statistical Workshop on: Monitoring the Information Society: Data, Measurement and Methods, 08-12-2003
Meijers, Huub, 2003, ICT and network effects: A macro economic approach, Dublin Castle, Paper prepared or the conference: ICT Clusters and City Dynamics: Does Policy Matter, 05-03-2003
Meijers, Huub, 1999, Internet trade and the tax leak. A quantitative analysis for the Netherlands, Paper presented at the Second Berlin Internet Economics Workshop, 28-29 May
Zon, Adriaan van, Huub Meijers & Joan Muysken, 1998, Skill substitution asymmetries and employment perspectives, information and communications technologies, employment and earnings, Sophia-Antipolis/Nice. Paper presentation


Theses
Meijers, Huub, 1994, On the Diffusion of Technologies in a Vintage Framework; Theoretical Considerations and Empirical Results, PhD Dissertation, Universitaire Pers Maastricht, Maastricht, 318 p


Other output
Zon, Adriaan van & Huub Meijers, 2006, Software investments and Productivity Growth: The economic prospects of FLOSS, paper contribution to the project 'Economic impact of open source software on innovation and the competitiveness of the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) sector in the EU'), Brussels: EC, DG INFSO, ENTR/04/112
Meijers, Huub & Hugo Hollanders, 2001, Investments in intangibles, ICT hardware, productivity growth and organisational change: An introduction, Background paper on the NewKind project: New Indicators for the Knowledge Based Economy, September
Hollanders, Hugo & Huub Meijers, 2001, Quality-adjusted prices and software investments: The use of hedonic price indexes, Background paper on the NewKind-project: New Indicators for the Knowledge-Based Economy
Meijers, Huub, 1998, Information society: Seeking benefits and avoiding risks, in: IPTS-ESTRO Techno-Economic Analysis Report, IPTS, Seville, 33-47