Dr. Pui-hang Wong


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

I am a researcher at the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance, Maastricht University and UNU-MERIT. I am also the coordinator of the Foreign Policy and Development specialization of the MPP program at Maastricht University.

An economist by training, I am a social scientist conducing interdisciplinary research on various development issues. My research addresses the development implications of global political-economic institutions (e.g. regional integration and global value chain) and the micro-foundation of various social challenges (e.g. violent conflict, corruption and migration). My research has appeared in Journal of Peace Research, Eurasian Geography and Economics and International Migration.

Holding a University Teaching Qualification (BKO) certificate, I have taught economics, international relations, research design, quantitative methods and sustainability at MGSoG, SBE, FASoS and UCM. I have supervised theses at the bachelor, master and doctoral levels, and Honours+ assignments for EDLAB. I am an academic advisor at University College Maastricht. 

I read economics 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). I have been a visiting researcher at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and the Center for Economic Catch-Up at Seoul. I am a fellow of the African Studies Centre Leiden and a member of the Research School on Peace and Conflict.

Selected publications by Pui-hang Wong