Dr. Pui-hang Wong

Assistant Professor / Deputy PhD Programme Director

Research group(s):
4. Governance and institutions
2. Structural Change and Economic Development
6. Migration and Development

Pui Hang Wong is an assistant professor at Maastricht University. He is also the deputy director of the PhD programme at UNU-MERIT and INSPIRE at Maastricht University. He coordinated the Foreign Policy and Development specialization (in cooperation with the Faculty of Law) of the MPP programme between 2018 and 2022.

His research centers on various global development issues (e.g., conflicts, migration, regional development and human capital) and computational methods. His research has appeared in, among others, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Development StudiesHealth & Place, Social Indicators Research, and International Migration

He has taught quantitative methods, peace and conflicts, and sustainable development at the School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and University College Maastricht (UCM). He is also a guest lecturer at Aix-Marseille School of Economics. He has supervised theses on topics related to development, civil conflicts, and public policy at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels. 

Pui-Hang Wong has held visiting positions at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and the Center for Economic Catch-Up at Seoul. He is a fellow of the African Studies Centre Leiden Community and a member of the Research School on Peace and Conflict. He read economics and political science at Monash (Australia), Essex (UK), the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Maastricht (Netherlands), and interned at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Selected publications by Pui-hang Wong