Latest Publications

Calza, Eliza & 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, 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

Akay, Alpaslan, Olivier Bargain & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2016, Home sweet home? Macroeconomic conditions in home countries and the well-being of migrants, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-038

Chowdhury, Shyamal, Annabelle Krause & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2016, Arsenic contamination of drinking water and mental health, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-037

Lada, Farida, 2016, On guarding the welfare of clinical trial subjects while promoting novel drug innovation: A Game Theoretical Approach, PhD dissertation Maastricht University

Iizuka, Michiko & Mulu Gebreeyesus, 2016, Using Functions of Innovation Systems to Understand the Successful Emergence of Non-traditional Agricultural Export Industries in Developing Countries: Cases from Ethiopia and Chile, The European Journal of Development Research, 10.1057/s41287-016-0004-0 , More information

Tang, Can, Liqiu Zhao & Zhong Zhao, 2016, Child labour in China, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-036

Moldalieva, Janyl, Arip Muttaqien, Choolwe Muzyamba, Davina Osei, Eli Stoykova & Nga Le Thi Quynh, 2016, Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): Did they change social reality?, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-035

Bartz, Wiebke, Pierre Mohnen & Helena Schweiger, 2016, The role of innovation and management practices in determining firm productivity in developing economies, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-034

Bilgili, Özge & Katrin Marchand, 2016, Domain 3: Protection and Migration, Thematic Input Paper - Agadir Regional Thematic Exchange Meeting. Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation: Bern, Switzerland, More information

Coccia, Mario & Lili Wang, 2016, Evolution and convergence of the patterns of international scientific collaboration, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), Vol.113, No.8, pp. 2057-2061

Bartekova, Eva, 2016, Multi-Problem Challenges for a Renewable Future: Empirical Studies on Competitive Disadvantages from Electricity Price Differentials and Mineral Supply Risk in an Open Economy World, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University

Hercog, Metka & Mindel van de Laar, 2016, Motivations and Constraints of Moving Abroad for Indian Students, Int. Migration & Integration, DOI 10.1007/s12134-016-0499-4, More information

Cebotari, Victor, Valentina Mazzucato & Melissa Siegel, 2016, Child development and migrant transnationalism: the health of children who stay behind in Ghana and Nigeria, Journal of Development Studies, DOI: 10.1080/00220388.2016.1187723, More information

Lehr, Ulrike, Ingo Wolter, Anett Grossmann, Kirsten Wiebe & Peter Fleissner, 2016, Knappe Metalle, Peak Oil und mögliche wirtschaftliche Folgen – Vergleich zweier ökonomischer Modelle zu möglichen Folgen von Verfügbarkeitsgrenzen bei fossilen Energien und Metallen, in: Exner, A., Held, M. & Kümmerer, K. (eds), Kritische Metalle in der Großen Transformation, Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, 235-248, More information

Wiebe, Kirsten, Simon Gandy & Christian Lutz, 2016, Policies and Consumption-Based Carbon Emissions from a Top-Down and a Bottom-Up Perspective, Low Carbon Economy, 7, 21-35, More information

Wiebe, Kirsten & Christian Lutz, 2016, Endogenous technological change and the policy mix in renewable power generation, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 60, 739-751, More information

Wiebe, Kirsten, 2016, The impact of renewable energy diffusion on European consumption-based emissions, Economic Systems Research, 28(2), 133-150, More information

Goedhuys, Micheline & Leo Sleuwaegen, 2016, International standards certification, institutional voids and exports from developing country firms, International Business Review, doi:10.1016/j.ibusrev.2016.04.006, More information

Gassmann, Franziska, Daphne François & Lorena Zardo Trindade, 2016, Social welfare benefits and their impacts on labour market participation among men and women in Mongolia, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-033

Bartekova, Eva & René Kemp, 2016, National strategies for securing a stable supply of rare earths in different world regions, Resources Policy, Volume 49, September 2016, Pages 153-164, More information

Meshkovska, Biljana, Nikola Mickovski, Arjan E. R. Bos & Melissa Siegel, 2016, Trafficking of women for sexual exploitation in Europe: Prosecution, trials and their impact, Anti-Trafficking Review, issue 6, 2016, pp. 71–90

Milan, Andrea, 2016, Rural livelihoods, location and vulnerable environments: Approaches to migration in mountain areas of Latin America, PhD dissertation Maastricht University, More information

Brown, Alessio J. G., Britta Kohlbrecher, Christian Merkl & Dennis J. Snower, 2016, The effects of productivity and benefits on unemployment: Breaking the link, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-032

Guadagno, Francesca, 2016, The determinants of industrialisation in developing countries, 1960-2005, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-031

Gassmann, Franziska & Lorena Zardo Trindade, 2016, The effect of means-tested social transfers on labour supply: heads versus spouses - An empirical analysis of work disincentives in the Kyrgyz Republic, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-030

Confraria, Hugo, Manuel Mira Godinho & Lili Wang, 2016, Determinants of citation impact: A comparative analysis of the Global South versus the Global North, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-029

Innocenti, Stefania & Robin Cowan, 2016, Mimetic behaviour and institutional persistence: A two-armed bandit experiment, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-028

Chongcharoentanawat, Patima, Kaleab Haile, Bart Kleine Deters, Tamara Kool & Victor Osei Kwadwo, 2016, The affordability of the Sustainable Development Goals: A myth or reality?, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-027

Meschi, Elena, Erol Taymaz & Marco Vivarelli, 2016, Globalisation, technology and the labour market: A microeconometric analysis for Turkey, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-026

Ritzen, Jo & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2016, Fading hope and the rise in inequality in the United States, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-025

Barnard, Helena, Robin Cowan, Alan Kirman & Moritz Müller, 2016, Including excluded groups: The slow racial transformation of the South African university system, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-024

Christopoulos, George & René Wintjes, 2016, A new indicator for innovation clusters, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-023

Scheerer, David, Zina Nimeh & Stefan Weinmann, 2016, Public policy and mental health: What we can learn from the HIV movement, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-022

Timuş, Natalia , Victor Cebotari & Anesa Hosein, 2016, Innovating Teaching and Learning of European Studies: Mapping Existing Provisions and Pathways, Journal of Contemporary European Research, 12(2), 653-668, More information

Goedhuys, Micheline & Leo Sleuwaegen, 2016, International standards certification, institutional voids and exports from developing country firms, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-021

Narula, Rajneesh & André Pineli, 2016, Multinational enterprises and economic development in host countries: What we know and what we don't know, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-020

Nikolova, Milena, Monica Roman & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2016, Left behind but doing good? Civic engagement in two post-socialist countries, Journal of Comparative Economics, forthcoming, doi:10.1016/j.jce.2016.04.006, More information

Zimmermann, Klaus F., Apr 16, 2016, Diaspora Economics: Global Challenges and Perspectives, Symposium on “The Economics of Skin Tone, Gender, Ethnicity, and Diaspora“ at Middlebury College, More information

Kahanec, Martin & Klaus F. Zimmermann (eds.), 2016, Labor Migration, EU Enlargement, and the Great Recession, Springer, Heidelberg, 478 p, More information