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

Pui-Hang Wong is a researcher and lecturer at UNU-MERIT and the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance (MGSoG), Maastricht University. He is also the coordinator of the Foreign Policy and Development specialization in the MPP program. 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 interests are political economy, security, and peacebuilding in post-conflict countries. His onoging research explores the relationship between corruption and migration. His research has appeared in Journal of Peace Research.

Pui-Hang has taught various courses at Maastricht University: Political Violence and Human Development, Impact Evaluation, Research Design, Quantitative Methods I (SBE), Regression Analysis I & II, Public Economics, Public Policy Analysis, Introductory Economics, and International Relations (FASoS). He has supervised master's theses at MGSoG/UNU-MERIT, bachelor's theses at University College Maastricht (UCM) and an Honours+ assignment on sustainable peace by EDLAB. He also serves as an academic advisor at UCM. He holds a University Teaching Qualification (BKO) certificate.

Pui-Hang obtained his 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). He is a member of the Research School on Peace and Conflict.


Forthcoming (Book Chapters)

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, N. Tirivayi and A. Odusola (eds.) Women and Sustainable Human Development: Empowering Women in Africa. Palgrave Macmillan.

Selected publications by Pui-hang Wong