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-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 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 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 also supervise theses at the bachelor, master and doctoral levels. I have supervised Honours+ assignments for EDLAB and 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 also a member of the Research School on Peace and Conflict.


Recent Publications

Wong, Pui-Hang and Mehmet Guney Celbis. 2019. Human Rights, Income and International Migration. International Migration 57(3): 98-114. 

Mehmet Guney Celbis, Pui-Hang Wong, Tatjana Guznajeva. 2018. Regional integration and the economic geography of BelarusEurasian Geography and Economics 59(3-4): 462-495.

Serdar Turkeli, Pui-Hang Wong and Eleni Yitbarek. 2020. 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. pp 279-292. 

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.

Selected publications by Pui-hang Wong