People

Biniam Bedasso
Biniam Bedasso is a Research Fellow at the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance/ UNU-MERIT, Policy Associate at the Economic Research Southern Africa (ESRA) center, and a junior researcher in the “Institutions, Governance and Long-term Growth” project. His research concentrates on the determinants of institutional quality, change and persistence. Read more… Biniam Bedasso
Richard Bluhm
Richard Bluhm is a Research Fellow at the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance/ UNU-MERIT, as well as a junior researcher in the “Institutions, Governance and Long-term Growth” project. His main research areas are growth econometrics and the effects of institutions on development outcomes. Read more.. Richard Bluhm
Samyukta Bhupatiraju
Samyukta Bhupatiraju is a Research Fellow at UNU-MERIT and Maastricht Graduate School of Governance, and a junior researcher in the “Institutions, Governance and Long-term Growth” project. Her main research areas include Institutional development, Economic Growth, Spatial Econometrics and International Trade. Read more.. Samyukta Bhupatiraju
Luciana Cingolani
Luciana Cingolani is a Research Fellow at the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance and UNU-MERIT. She is a junior researcher in the “Institutions, Governance and Long-term Growth” project. Her research focuses on the role of state capacities and governance structures in development outcomes. Read more… Luciana Cingolani
Dr. Denis de Crombrugghe
Denis de Crombrugghe is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Quantitative Economics at the School of Business and Economics of Maastricht Univeristy. He is a senior researcher in the “Institutions, Governance and Long-term Growth” project. His research areas are panel data methods, growth econometrics, policy evaluation, and institutional measures. Read more… Dr. Denis de Crombrugghe
Kristine Farla
Kristine Farla is a Research Fellow at the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance and UNU-MERIT, and a junior researcher in the “Institutions, Governance and Long-term Growth” project. Within the project, her main research area is the interplay of institutions, finance and industrial policy. Read more… Kristina Farla
Prof. Dr. Adam Szirmai
Adam Szirmai is a Professorial Fellow at UNU-MERIT and Professor of Development Economics at the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance. He is the lead researcher in the “Institutions, Governance and Long-term Growth” project. His research interests include economic growth, productivity, technological change, entrepreneurship, innovation, and the role of manufacturing in development. Read more… Adam Szirmai
Prof. Dr. Bart Verspagen
Bart Verspagen is the Director of UNU-MERIT and Dean of the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance. He is a senior researcher in the “Institutions, Governance and Long-term Growth” project. His research centers on economic growth and technological change, but extends to international trade theory, industrial dynamics, economic/ technology history, applied econometrics, statistics and mathematical modelling. Read more… Bart Verspagen
Project Coordinator: Dr. Franziska Gassmann