Dr. Paula Nagler

Affiliated researcher

Research group(s):
7. Social Protection

Dr. Paula Nagler is an economic researcher at the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS), Erasmus University Rotterdam, where she coordinates the specialisation ‘Urban Competitiveness and Resilience’. Her research focuses on entrepreneurship and labour markets, social protection policies and inclusive innovation. Paula has approximately ten years of experience with public policy analysis, impact evaluation and micro-data analysis in a developing context, and has worked extensively with household surveys and administrative databases. Previous to her position in Rotterdam, she was assistant professor at Maastricht University – School of Business and Economics, where she was involved in the bachelor specialisation ‘Emerging Markets’. She also worked in various international organisations (Inter-American Development Bank, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth, OECD Development Centre), and consulted for the World Bank, UNIDO and political foundations. Paula obtained her PhD in Public Policy and Policy Analysis at UNU-MERIT, where she also taught courses in public economics, econometrics and public policy analysis, and supervised bachelor and master theses. The geographical focus of her work is on Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Selected publications by Paula Nagler

Articles (journal, professional, popular)
Nagler, Paula & Wim Naudé, 2017, Non-farm entrepreneurship in rural sub-Saharan Africa: New empirical evidence, Food Policy, 67(2): 175-191, DOI: 10.1016/j.foodpol.2016.09.019, More information
Naudé, Wim & Paula Nagler, 2015, Inclusive Industrialisation and Innovation, Development, 58(4): 500-510, DOI: 10.1057/s41301-016-0050-0
Nagler, Paula, 2013, How Unemployment Insurance Savings Accounts Affect Employment Duration: Evidence from Chile, IZA Journal of Labor & Development, 2: 9-, DOI: 10.1186/2193-9020-2-9, More information

Book chapters
Nagler, Paula & Wim Naudé, 2018, Nonfarm Enterprises in Rural Africa, in: Christiaensen, L. and Demery, L. eds, Agriculture in Africa: Telling Myths from Facts, The World Bank, Washington DC

UNU-MERIT Working Papers
Nagler, Paula, 2017, A profile of non-farm household enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2017-048
Naudé, Wim & Paula Nagler, 2015, Industrialisation, Innovation, Inclusion, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2015-043
Nagler, Paula, 2015, The impact of unemployment insurance savings accounts on subsequent employment quality, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2015-026
Nagler, Paula, 2013, How unemployment insurance savings accounts affect employment duration: Evidence from Chile, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2013-039

External working papers
Naudé, Wim & Paula Nagler, 2018, Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Productivity in Germany, 1871-2015, SPRU Working Paper Series 2018-02, More information
Naudé, Wim & Paula Nagler, 2017, Technological Innovation and Inclusive Growth in Germany, Inclusive Growth Working Paper no. 18
Nagler, Paula & Wim Naudé, 2014, Young Entrepreneurs in Rural Africa: Prevalence, Determinants, Productivity, IZA Discussion Paper No. 8564, More information
Nagler, Paula & Wim Naudé, 2014, Non-Farm Enterprises in Rural Africa: New Empirical Evidence, Policy Research Working Paper No. WPS 7066. Washington, DC: World Bank Group, More information
Nagler, Paula & Wim Naudé, 2014, Labor Productivity in Rural African Enterprises: Empirical Evidence from the LSMS-ISA, IZA Discussion Paper No. 8524, More information
Nagler, Paula & Wim Naudé, 2014, Non-Farm Entrepreneurship in Rural Africa: Patterns and Determinants, IZA Discussion Paper No. 8008, More information

Nagler, Paula, 2015, Occupational choice in the developing world, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University, More information

Naudé, Wim & Paula Nagler, 2017, Technologische Innovationen und Inklusives Wachstum in Deutschland, Policy Brief 2017/08, Bertelsmann Stiftung