Dr. Pui-hang Wong


Research group(s):
3. Economic Development, Innovation, Governance and Institutions
4. Sustainable Development, Innovation and Societal Transitions
6. Migration and Development
7. ICT-enabled Innovation and Societal Transformations

I am a researcher at the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance, Maastricht University and UNU. Since 2018, I coordinate 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 with a focus on development. My research addresses the development implications of global political-economic institutions (e.g. regional integration and global value chain) and the psychological 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 and quantitative methods, and supervised theses at the bachelor, master and doctoral levels. I have supervised Honours+ assignments for EDLAB and serve as 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 with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). I was a visiting researcher at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). I am also a member of the Research School on Peace and Conflict.



Celbis, Mehmet Guney, Pui-Hang Wong & Tatjana Guznajeva. Accepted. Regional integration and the economic geography of Belarus. Eurasian Geography and Economics.

Wong, Pui-Hang and Mehmet Guney Celbis. Accepted. The Effects of Income and Human Rights on International Migration: A Bilateral Panel Study. International Migration

Serdar Turkeli, Pui-Hang Wong and Eleni Yitbarek. Forthcoming. Multiplex learning: An evidence-based approach to design policy learning networks in Sub-Saharan Africa for Sustainable Development Goals. In M. Ramutsindela and D. Mickler (eds.) Africa and the Sustainable Development Goals. Springer.

Ortrun Merkle and Pui-Hang Wong. Forthcoming. It is all about power: Corruption, patriarchy and the political participation of women. In M. Konte and N. Tirivayi (eds.) Women and Sustainable Human Development: Empowering Women in Africa. Palgrave Macmillan.

Wong, Pui-hang, 2016, How can political trust be built after civil wars? Evidence from post-conflict Sierra Leone, Journal of Peace Research, 53(6): 772-785.