Dr. Pui-hang Wong


Research group(s):
4. Governance and institutions
5. Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Sustainability Transitions
6. Migration and Development
2. Structural Change and Economic Development

Pui Hang Wong is a lecturer and the acting deputy PhD Director at UNU-MERIT, United Nations University and Maastricht University. He was the coordinator of the Foreign Policy and Development specialization (in cooperation with the Faculty of Law) of the MPP programme at Maastricht University.

His research centers on various development issues, including conflict, regional and sustainable development, and computational social sciences. His research has appeared in Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Development StudiesInternational Migration, Ethnicities, and Health & Place, among others.

He has taught economics, quantitative methods, and sustainability related subjects at the School of Governance, School of Business and Economics, 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, violent conflict, peacekeeping, and social policy at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels. 

Pui-Hang Wong has held various 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).




Latest Publications

Wong, Pui-Hang, Ortrun Merkle and Melissa Siegel. Remittance receivers as targets for corruption in Latin America. Journal of Development Studies. (Accepted) 

Wong, P.H., Mehmet Guney Celbis, Karima Kourtit, and Peter Nijkamp. 2023. Same Bed, Different Dreams? Socioeconomic Strata and Differences in Liveability Perception in European Cities. In: L.F. Girard et al. (eds.) The Future of Liveable Cities. Springer. (Forthcoming)

Torres Chedraui, Ana Maria and Pui-Hang Wong. (2023). A Stranger at Home? A Multilevel Analysis of Anti-Muslim Sentiment in Western European Societies. Ethnicities. Forthcoming.

Celbis, Mehmet Guney, Pui-Hang Wong, Karima Kourtit & Peter Nijkamp (2023). Impacts of the COVID-19 Outbreak on Older-Age Cohorts in European Labor Markets: A Machine Learning Exploration of Vulnerable GroupsRegional Science, Policy & Practice, 15(3): 559-584.

Wong, Pui-Hang. (2022). Moral Injury in Former Child Soldiers in LiberiaJournal of Child & Adolescent Trauma. 15(3): 847-856.

Selected publications by Pui-hang Wong