Latest Publications

Constant, Amelie & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2016, Diaspora Economics: New Perspectives, International Journal of Manpower, Vol. 37, No. 7, pp. 1110-1135

Loschmann, Craig, 2016, Essays on Conflict-related Migration and Development in the case of Afghanistan, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University

Goedhuys, Micheline, Pierre Mohnen & Tamer Taha, 2016, Corruption, innovation and firm growth: Firm-level evidence from Egypt and Tunisia, Paper published as: Goedhuys, M., Mohnen, P., & Taha, T. (2016). Corruption, innovation and firm growth: firm-level evidence from Egypt and Tunisia. <em>Eurasian Business Review</em>, 1-24. The final publication is available at Springer via:, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-056

Ong, Cheng Boon & Nadine Walicki, Nov 2016, Leaving no one behind: internal displacement and the New Urban Agenda, Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, Geneva, 7, More information

Wiebe, Kirsten & Norihiko Yamano, Aug 2016, Estimating CO2 Emissions Embodied in Final Demand and Trade Using the OECD ICIO 2015: Methodology and Results, OECD Science, Technology and Industry Working Papers 2016/5, OECD Publishing, More information

Calza, Elisa & Micheline Goedhuys, 2016, Entrepreneurial heterogeneity and the design of entrepreneurship policies for economic growth and inclusive development, in: Colin C. Williams, Anjula Gurtoo (eds.), Routledge Handbook of Entrepreneurship in Developing Economies, Routledge, New York and Oxon, 596, More information

Goedhuys, Micheline, Pierre Mohnen & Tamer Taha, 2016, Corruption, innovation and firm growth: firm-level evidence from Egypt and Tunisia, Eurasian Business Review, DOI 10.1007/s40821-016-0062-4, More information

Brown, Alessio J. G. & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2016, Three decades of publishing research in population economics, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-055

Zhao, Liqiu, Fei Wang & Zhong Zhao, 2016, Trade liberalisation and child labour in China, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-054

Bluhm, Richard, Martin Gassebner, Sarah Langlotz & Paul Schaudt, 2016, Fueling conflict? (De)escalation and bilateral aid, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-053

Bierbaum, Mira & Franziska Gassmann, 2016, Belemmerde vrijheid? Ervaringen met de Participatiewet, Policy Brief No. 2, 2016, Dutch version, More information

Bierbaum, Mira & Franziska Gassmann, 2016, Limits of Freedom? Experiences with the Participation Act, Policy Brief No 2, 2016, English version, More information

Rehm, Martin & Ad Notten, 2016, The invisible hand of informal (educational) communication!? Social capital considerations on Twitter conversations among teachers, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-052

Kuschminder, Katherine & Khalid Koser, 2016, Afghans in Greece and Turkey seeking to migrate onward: Decision-making factors and destination choices, Migration Policy Practice, VI&#8203;(3): 30-35

Kuschminder, Katherine & Metka Hercog, 2016, The Power of the Strong State: A Comparative Analysis of the Diaspora Engagement Policies of India and Ethiopia, in: D. Besharov and M. Lopez (Eds.), Adjusting to a World in Motion: Trends in Migration and Migration Policy, Oxford University Press, UK, International Policy Exchange Series

Constant, Amelie, Teresa García-Muñoz, Shoshana Neuman & Tzahi Neuman, 2016, A 'healthy immigrant effect' or a 'sick immigrant effect'? Selection and policies matter, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-051

Osei Kwadwo, Victor & Emmanuel Mensah, Aug 2016, District creation in Ghana: A political expedience or poverty alleviation mechanism?, Imani Center for Policy and Education, More information

Constant, Amelie, Annabelle Krause, Ulf Rinne & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2016, Reservation wages of first- and second-generation migrants, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-050

Cebotari, Victor, Melissa Siegel & Valentina Mazzucato, 2016, Migration and the education of children who stay behind in Moldova and Georgia, International Journal of Educational Development, 51(November), 96-107, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijedudev.2016.09.002, More information

Kuschminder, Katherine & Sarah Langley , 2016, Migrants in countries in crisis: Supporting an evidence-based approach for effective and cooperative state action, Regional Discussion Paper, Focus on the East and Southern African Experience, International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), More information

Celbis, Mehmet Guney & D. Crombrugghe, 2016, Internet infrastructure and regional convergence: Evidence from Turkey, Papers in Regional Science, doi:10.1111/pirs, More information

Angelelli, Pablo, Facundo Luna & Fernando Vargas, Aug 2016, Características, determinantes e impacto de la innovación en las empresas paraguayas, (In Spanish) En el presente documento se analizan los resultados de la Encuesta de Innovación Empresarial del Paraguay del año 2013 (EIEP13). Según la EIEP13, 51,9% de las firmas paraguayas realizaron alguna actividad de innovación en el período 2010-2012, con una inversión promedio de 2,6% de las ventas en 2012. Un 40% de las empresas introdujo innovaciones en productos o procesos y, de ese porcentaje, más de 60% fueron novedosas a nivel de empresa. El tamaño y la orientación exportadora de las empresas mejoran la probabilidad de invertir en actividades de innovación y dichas inversiones aumentan la probabilidad de innovar. A su vez, las empresas innovadoras son más productivas que las no innovadoras. En Paraguay aún existe un amplio espacio para el desarrollo de políticas de fomento de la innovación en las empresas, More information

Cervellati, Matteo, Uwe Sunde & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2016, Demographic dynamics and long-run development: Insights for the secular stagnation debate, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-049

Kuss, Maria Klara & Paddy Llewellin, 2016, Social Cash Transfers as Economic Investments: Contextualising the Transmission Channels between Uganda’s Senior Citizens Grant and Economic Growth, UNU Policy Brief No. 1, More information

Nomaler, Önder & Bart Verspagen, 2016, River deep, mountain high: Of long-run knowledge trajectories within and between innovation clusters, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-048

Notten, Ad, Jacques Mairesse & Bart Verspagen, Jul 07, 2016, The CDM framework: knowledge recombination from an evolutionary viewpoint, 16th International Schumpeter Society Conference, Montreal, 6-8 July 2016, More information

Rehm, Martin & Ad Notten, 2016, Twitter as an informal learning space for teachers!?: The role of social capital in Twitter conversations among teachers, Teaching and Teacher Education, Volume 60, Pages 215–223, More information

Lebon-McGregor, Elaine & Nora Jasmin Ragab, Feb 2016, The Role of Culture and the Arts in the Integration of Refugees and Migrants, European Expert Network on Culture and Audiovisual (EENCA), More information

Lebon-McGregor, Elaine & Nora Jasmin Ragab, Jun 2016, The Role of Culture and the Arts in the Integration of Refugees and Migrants: Member State Questionnaires, European Expert Network on Culture and Audiovisual (EENCA), More information

Tirivayi, Nyasha, Marco Knowles & Benjamin Davis, 2016, The interaction between social protection and agriculture: A review of evidence, Global Food Security, 10,52-62, More information

Eichhorst, Werner, Verena Tobsch & Caroline Wehner, 2016, Neue Qualität der Arbeit?, in: Badura, B., Ducki, A., Schröder, H., Klose, J., Meyer, M, Fehlzeiten-Report 2016. Unternehmenskultur und Gesundheit - Herausforderung und Chancen, Springer, Berlin, More information

Eichhorst, Werner, Paul Marx & Caroline Wehner, 2016, Labor Market Reforms in Europe: Towards More Flexicure Labor Markets?, IZA Discussion Paper 9863, More information

Wiebe, Kirsten & Manfred Lenzen, 2016, To RAS or not to RAS – What is the difference in outcomes in multi-regional input-output models, Economic Systems Research, 28(3) 383-402, More information

Tsukada, Raquel & Arnaud Dupuy, 2016, The impact of household labor-saving technologies along the family life cycle, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-047

Tsukada, Raquel & Degol Hailu, 2016, The impact of piped water supply on household welfare, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-046

Tsukada, Raquel & Christian Lehmann, 2016, The impact of rainwater harvesting on household labor supply, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-045

Ziesemer, Thomas, 2016, Gini coefficients of education for 146 countries, 1950-2010, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-044

Gassmann, Franziska, Victor Cebotari, Michaella Vanore & Hanna Röth, Aug 2016, Assessment and Recommendations to Improve the Resilience of the Social Protection System for a Timely and Flexible Response to the Needs of All Vulnerable Children and Families Facing Shocks, Disasters, and Crises in Moldova, The following report was commissioned by UNICEF Moldova and prepared by a research team from the University of Maastricht Graduate School of Governance (MGSoG), 87, More information

Calza, Elisa & Micheline Goedhuys, 2016, Entrepreneurial heterogeneity and the design of entrepreneurship policies for economic growth and inclusive development, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-043

Constant, Amelie & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2016, Diaspora economics: New perspectives, Published in <em>International Journal of Manpower</em>, Vol. 37, No. 7, pp. 1110-1135, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-042

Giulietti, Corrado, Enrico Rettore & Sara Tonini, 2016, The chips are down: The influence of family on children's trust formation, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-041

Mbaye, Linguère Mously & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2016, Natural disasters and human mobility, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-040

Harper, Leslie Elizabeth, Ana Cristina Calderon Ramirez & Jorge Enrique Muñoz Ayala, 2016, Elements of public procurement reform and their effect on the public sector in Latin America and the Caribbean, Journal of Public Procurement, Vol. 16, issue 3, 439 - fall 2016

Ashok, Mona, Rajneesh Narula & Andrea Martinez-Noya, 2016, How do collaboration and investments in knowledge management affect process innovation in services?, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-039

Tacsir, Ezequiel, Diego Aboal, Paola Cazulo & Pablo Angelelli, Jul 2016, Evaluación de corto plazo del Programa Nacional de Incentivo a los Investigadores (PRONII) de Paraguay, El presente artículo presenta los resultados de una evaluación de impacto de muy corto plazo del Programa Nacional de Incentivo a los Investigadores (PRONII) de Paraguay en su edición 2011. Para dicho objetivo, se emplean técnicas cualitativas, las que se complementan con el reporte de resultados a partir de técnicas cuantitativas estándares, que fueron analizados en más detalle en otro documento. El análisis cualitativo destaca el hecho de que los investigadores consideran que hay una mayor producción académica luego de la implementación del programa, asociada a la posibilidad de dedicar más tiempo a la investigación. Los entrevistados concuerdan con que el PRONII estaría permitiendo generar bases para hacer investigación de mejor calidad, y permitir el desarrollo y consolidación de líneas de investigación. Por otra parte señalan que la formalización de la carrera de investigador mediante el establecimiento de un sistema de jerarquías objetivamente ordenado en relación a la producción científica, ha generado un mayor reconocimiento social a la tarea. En el debe se apunta que el mecanismo de evaluación y los criterios utilizados por el PRONII aún no han permeado lo suficiente en los sistemas de evaluación y promoción de investigadores de las universidades. El análisis de impacto cuantitativo identifica un mayor impacto positivo del sistema sobre los investigadores Nivel I. Para los demás niveles, los impactos positivos son muy puntuales, esto en parte se puede deber al corto plazo transcurrido desde el comienzo del programa. - See more at:, More information

Cebotari, Victor, Valentina Mazzucato & Melissa Siegel, 2016, Gendered perceptions of migration among Ghanaian children in transnational care, Child Indicators Research, DOI: 10.1007/s12187-016-9407-x, More information

Salama, Diego, Apr 2016, Is Hybrid Peacekeeping a Model of Success? The Case of UNAMID, This post analyzes the extent to which the UN-African Union hybrid peacekeeping operation (UNAMID) is a successful model and whether it should be applied in future missions., More information

Merkle, Ortrun & Diego Salama (eds.), Mar 2016, Challenges to Peacekeeping in the 21st Century, Peacekeeping is one of the cornerstones of the United Nations and was, is and will be an essential tool for creating lasting peace in war-torn societies. The international system has changed in many ways since the first deployment of peacekeepers in 1948; new actors and challenges have emerged and mandates have evolved. The 21st Century brings enormous challenges to the international community’s peace and security – and peacekeeping will have to address many of these challenges. This series, culminating on International Day of UN Peacekeepers, 29 May, will bring innovative analysis and offer solutions to some of the most pressing issues facing peacekeeping today, More information

Crespi, Gustavo A., Jocelyn Olivari Narea & Fernando Vargas, Jun 2016, Productividad e innovación y la nueva economía de servicios en América Latina y el Caribe: Retos e implicaciones de política, in: J. C. Navarro and J. Olivari (eds.), La política de innovación en América Latina y el Caribe: Nuevos caminos, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, D.C, 57-99, More information

Crespi, Gustavo A., Ezequiel Tacsir & Fernando Vargas, 2016, Innovation Dynamics and Productivity: Evidence for Latin America, in: M. Grazzi and C. Pietrobelli (eds.), Firm Innovation and Productivity in Latin America and the Caribbean The Engine of Economic Development, Palgrave Macmillan US, New York, USA, 37-71, More information