Dr. Pui-hang Wong


Research group(s):
3. Economic Development, Innovation, Governance and Institutions
4. Sustainable Development, Innovation and Societal Transitions

Pui-Hang Wong is a lecturer at Maastricht Graduate School of Governance (MGSoG), Maastricht University and a researcher at United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT). Prior to that, he was a visiting researcher at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and a researcher at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Pui-Hang’s research addresses issues related to security, development, and statebuilding in post-conflict countries; for example, the effectiveness of development aid in reducing violence in Iraq, trust-building in post-conflict Sierra Leone, ex-combatant reintegration in Liberia, and impacts of human rights on international migration, among others. His research has appeared in Journal of Peace Research.

Pui-Hang has taught different courses at Maastricht University: Research Design (MGSoG), Quantitative Methods (SBE), International Relations (FASoS), Public Economics (MGSoG) and Introductory Economics (MGSoG, FASoS). He has supervised master's theses at MGSoG and bachelor's theses at University College Maastricht (UCM). 

Pui-Hang holds a doctor's degree from Maastricht University, master’s degrees in economics from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the University of Essex (UK) and a bachelor's degree in economics from Monash University (Australia). Before joining the School of Governance, he worked at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and interned at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). 

Selected publications by Pui-hang Wong