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Frenken, Jonas Hub & Dorcas Mbuvi, 2017, Country risk, FDI flows and convergence trends in the context of the Investment Development Path, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2017-005

Franco-Correa, Andrea, 2017, On the Measurement of Multidimensional Poverty as a Policy Tool: Empirical Applications to Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University, More information

Piva, Mariacristina, Massimiliano Tani & Marco Vivarelli, 2017, Labour mobility through business visits as a way to foster productivity, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2017-004

Confraria, Hugo, Manuel Mira Godinho & Lili Wang, 2017, Determinants of citation impact: A comparative analysis of the Global South versus the Global North, Research Policy, Volume 46, Issue 1, February 2017, Pages 265–279, More information

Takhtamanova, Yelena & Eva Sierminska, 2017, Impact of the Great Recession on industry unemployment: a 1976-2011 comparison, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2017-003

Mideros Mora, Andres & Franziska Gassmann, 2017, Fostering social mobility: The case of the 'Bono de Desarrollo Humano' in Ecuador, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2017-002

Kahanec, Martin & Mariola Pytliková, 2017, The economic impact of East-West migration on the European Union, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2017-001

Wang, Fei, Liqiu Zhao & Zhong Zhao, 2017, China’s family planning policies and their labor market consequences, Journal of Population Economics, January 2017, Volume 30, Issue 1, pp 31–68 , More information

Akay, Alpaslan, Amelie Constant, Corrado Giulietti & Martin Guzi, 2017, Ethnic diversity and well-being, Journal of Population Economics, January 2017, Volume 30, Issue 1, pp 265–306 , More information

Brown, Alessio J. G. & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2017, Three decades of publishing research in population economics, Journal of Population Economics, January 2017, Volume 30, Issue 1, pp 11–27 , More information

McGrath, Cecile, Julie Hofman, Lubica Bajzikova, Emma Harte, Anna Lasakova, Paulina Pankowska, Simone Sasso, Julie Bélanger, Silvia Florea & Jelena Krivograd, 2016, Governance and Adaptation to Innovative Modes of Higher Education Provision, Research report. Santa Monica, California: RAND Europe, More information

Sasso, Simone & Jo Ritzen, 2016, Sectoral Cognitive Skills, R&D, and Productivity: A Cross-Country Cross-Sector Analysis, IZA Discussion Paper 10457, More information

Charmes, Jacques, Fred Gault & Sacha Wunsch-Vincent, 2016, Measuring Innovation in the Informal Economy - Formulating an Agenda, in: Erika Kraemer-Mbula and Sacha Wunsch-Vincent (eds.), The Informal Economy in Developing Nations – Hidden Engine of Innovation, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 332-362

Gault, Fred, 2016, User Innovation and Official Statistics, in: Dietmar Harhoff and Karim R. Lakhani (eds), Revolutionizing Innovation: Users, Communities and Open Innovation, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, pp. 89-105

Ramani, Shyama V. , Shuan SadreGhazi & Gupta Suraksha, 2016, Catalysing innovation for social impact: The role of social enterprises in the Indian sanitation sector, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, doi: 10.1016/j.techfore.2016.10.015, More information

Ramani, Shyama V. , Dutta Arijita & Hajra Gitanjali, 2016, On incidence of diarrhoea among children in India: Can the Gordian knot of complementarities be cut?, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 51, Issue No. 22, 28 May, 121-129

Rivera Leon, Lorena, Jacques Mairesse & Robin Cowan, 2016, An econometric investigation of the productivity gender gap in Mexican research, and a simulation study of the effects on scientific performance of policy scenarios to promote gender equality, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-072

Tacsir, Ezequiel & Mariano Pereira, Dec 2016, Generación de empleo e innovación en Argentina. Un abordaje microeconométrico para el período 2010-2012, Este trabajo analiza la relación entre la innovación y el empleo a nivel de firma. En particular, contribuye a generar evidencia sobre los efectos de la introducción de innovaciones (de producto o proceso) en el empleo y en su composición en términos de calificaciones. A estos fines, se utiliza el modelo originalmente propuesto por Harrison, Jaumandreu, Mairesse y Peters (2014) con un enfoque de variables instrumentales sobre datos para la industria manufacturera argentina en el período 2010-12.La evidencia sobre el vínculo entre innovación y empleo en economías desarrolladas muestra que los efectos dependen fundamentalmente del tipo de innovación (Harrison et al.,2014). En muchos casos, la introducción de nuevos procesos tiende a reducir el empleo. En cambio, la inclusión de nuevos productos puede generar reemplazos o aumentos en el empleo, que dependen del efecto neto entre los mecanismos de desplazamiento y compensación. La evidencia disponible para Argentina es muy escasa (De Elejalde, Giuliodori y Stucchi,2011)y se basa en el período 1998-2001. Específicamente en dicho estudio, a pesar de que se observa una destrucción neta del empleo a nivel agregado, se evidencia el efecto amortiguador de las innovaciones de producto pero no se constatan grandes cambios en la especialización de la mano de obra debido a la innovación. Estos efectos eran mayores en aquellas empresas que desarrollaban esfuerzos propios de investigación y desarrollo (I+D) y no solo adquirían conocimiento incorporado. Si bien esta evidencia permitió generar datos comparables con tros países de la región (Crespi y Tacsir, 2013; Crespi y Zuñiga, 2012) requiere ser evaluada a la luz de la nueva información disponible. Los resultados de este estudio muestran que si bien las innovaciones de proceso no tienen efecto en el crecimiento del empleo, las de producto tienen un efecto positivo en el empleo. Adicionalmente, las innovaciones de producto también generan un aumento en los niveles de eficiencia en la producción superior a la de los productos existentes. Por su parte, en lo que se refiere a composición del empleo en términos de calificación no se observa un sesgo específico., More information

Tirivayi, Nyasha & Wim Groot, 2016, The Impact of Food Assistance on Dietary Diversity and Food Consumption among People Living with HIV/AIDS, AIDS and Behavior, Available online, More information

Mahé, Clotilde , 2016, Skills and entrepreneurship: Are return migrants 'Jacks-of-all-trades'?, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-071

van Houte, Marieke, Melissa Siegel & Tine Davids, 2016, Deconstructing the meanings of and motivations for return: an Afghan case study, Comparative Migration Studies, 4: 21. doi:10.1186/s40878-016-0042-y, More information

Wang, Lili, Huub Meijers & Adam Szirmai, 2016, Technological spillovers and industrial growth in Chinese regions, Industrial and Corporate Change, doi: 10.1093/icc/dtw022, More information

Vallizadeh, Ehsan, Joan Muysken & Thomas Ziesemer, 2016, Offshoring medium-skill tasks, low-skill unemployment and the skill-wage structure, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-070

Qu, Zhaopeng & Zhong Zhao, 2016, Glass ceiling effect in urban China: Wage inequality of rural-urban migrants during 2002-2007, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-069

Atamanov, Aziz, C. Wieser, H. Uematsu, N. Yoshida, M. C. Nguyen, J. P. Azevedo & R. Dewina, 2016, Robustness of shared prosperity estimates : how different methodological choices matter, Policy Research working paper; no. WPS 7611. Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group, More information

Atamanov, Aziz, Mohammad-Hadi Mostafavi, Djavad Salehi Isfahani & Tara Vishwanath, 2016, Constructing robust poverty trends in the Islamic Republic of Iran: 2008-14, Policy Research Working Paper Series 7836, The World Bank, More information

Laar, Mindel, Shivani Achrekar, Lucy L. Larbi & Friederike Rühmann, 2016, Capacity building using PhD education in Africa, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-068

Meijers, Huub & Joan Muysken, 2016, The impact of quantitative easing in the Netherlands: A stock-flow consistent approach, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-067

Copp, Derek, 2016, Teaching to the test: a mixed methods study of instructional change from large-scale testing in Canadian schools, Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, Doi: 10.1080/0969594X.2016.1244042, More information

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

Kuschminder, Katherine, 2016, Strong ties, weak ties: Exploring the role of networks in domestic worker migration from Ethiopia to the Middle East, Asian Pacific and Migration Journal, 25​(4): 401-421, More information

Kahanec, Martin & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2016, Post-Enlargement Migration and the Great Recession in the E(M)U: Lessons and policy implications, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-066

Awel, Yesuf, 2016, Insurance for Growth: Empirical Essays on Insurance Demand and Impacts in Africa, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University

Mekonnen Melesse, Tigist, 2016, Grow More Food Using Fewer Resources: Agricultural Technology Adoption and Innovation Practices for Inclusive and Sustainable Development, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University

Adedokun, Ayokunu, 2016, Pathways to Sustainable Peacebuilding in Divided Societies: Lessons and Experiences from Mozambique, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University

Kobal, Mahmut, 2016, Customs & Excellence: a comparative approach on administrative and regulatory compliance perspectives of the EU-Turkey customs union, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University

Yitbarek, Eleni Abraham, 2016, Getting ahead or left behind? Essays on poverty dynamics and social mobility in Africa, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University

Nguyen, Thuy, 2016, Firm-Level Theory and Evidence of Corruption, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University

Notten, Ad, Jacques Mairesse & Bart Verspagen, 2016, The CDM framework: knowledge recombination from an evolutionary viewpoint, Economics of Innovation and New Technology, On-line first, More information

Martinez, Catalina & Pluvia Zuniga, 2016, Contracting for technology transfer: patent licensing and know-how in Brazil, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-065

Getachew, Yoseph Yilma, 2016, Idiosyncratic and Aggregate Risks, Inequality and Growth, Bulletin of Economic Research, DOI: 10.1111/boer.12096

Getachew, Yoseph Yilma, 2016, Credit constraints, growth and inequality dynamics, Economic Modelling, 54: 364-376

Vivarelli, Marco, 2016, The middle income trap: a way out based on technological and structural change, Economic Change and Restructuring, August 2016, Volume 49, Issue 2, pp 159–193 , More information

Meschi, Elena, Erol Taymaz & Marco Vivarelli, 2016, Globalization, technological change and labor demand: a firm-level analysis for Turkey, Review of World Economics, November 2016, Volume 152, Issue 4, pp 655–680 , More information

Popova, Natalia, 2016, Migration in the Periphery of the European Union: Determinants of Successful and Sustainable Labour Market Integration of Return Migrants in Albania, Egypt, Moldova and Tunisia, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University, More information

Colombelli , Alessandra, Jackie Krafft & Marco Vivarelli, 2016, To be born is not enough: the key role of innovative start-ups, Small Business Economics, August 2016, Volume 47, Issue 2, pp 277–291 , More information

Krebs, Lutz, 2016, Tilting at windmills or whipping up a storm? Elites and ethno-nationalist conflict during democratisation, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-064

Wong, Pui-hang, 2016, How can political trust be built after civil wars? Evidence from post-conflict Sierra Leone, Journal of Peace Research, Vol. 53, No. 6, pp. 772-785, More information

Rothier Bautzer, Luiz Henrique, 2016, Organizing concurrent engineering through ICT platforms - Blueprinting Product Lifecycle Management platforms across disciplinary agencies, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University, More information

Caldron, Paul Henry, 2016, The Tacit Bargain in Short-Term Medical Missions: Why US Physicians Go and What It Costs, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University