Dr. Pui-hang Wong


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

Pui Hang Wong is a researcher at the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance, Maastricht University and UNU-MERIT. He is also the coordinator of the Foreign Policy and Development specialization (in cooperation with the Faculty of Law) of the MPP programme at Maastricht University.

His research interests are conflict dynamics, peacebuilding, international political economy, migration and sustainable development. His research has appeared in Journal of Peace Research, Eurasian Geography and Economics and International Migration.

He has taught economics, international relations, research design, quantitative methods and sustainability at the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance, School of Business and Economics and University College Maastricht (UCM). He has supervised theses on topics related to violence conflict, peacekeeping, international relations and social policy at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels.  

He read economics and political science 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). He has held visiting positions at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and the Center for Economic Catch-Up at Seoul. He is a fellow of the African Studies Centre Leiden Community and a member of the Research School on Peace and Conflict.

Selected publications by Pui-hang Wong

Articles (journal, professional, popular)
Wong, Pui-hang & Mehmet Guney Celbis, 2019, Human Rights, Income and International Migration, International Migration, 57(3): 98-114, DOI: 10.1111/imig.12558, More information
Celbis, Mehmet Guney, Pui-hang Wong & Tatjana Guznajeva, 2018, Regional integration and the economic geography of Belarus, Eurasian Geography and Economics, 59: 462-495, DOI: 10.1080/15387216.2019.1573694, More information
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, DOI: 10.1177/0022343316659334, More information

Book chapters
Wong, Pui-hang, 2021, Economic Deprivation: Approaches, Causes, and Consequences for Violent Conflicts, in: Leal Filho W., Azul A.M., Brandli L., Lange Salvia A., Özuyar P.G., Wall T. (eds), Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Springer, Cham, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71066-2_70-1
Turkeli, Serdar, Pui-hang Wong & Eleni Abraham Yitbarek, 2020, Multiplex Learning: An Evidence-Based Approach to Design Policy Learning Networks in Sub-Saharan Africa for the SDGs, in: In: Ramutsindela M., Mickler D. (eds), Africa and the Sustainable Development Goals, Springer, Cham, Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020, Sustainable Development Goals Series, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-14857-7_26, More information
Merkle, Ortrun & Pui-hang Wong, 2019, It is all about power: Corruption, patriarchy and the political participation of women, in: Konte, Maty & Nyasha Tirivayi (eds.), Women and Sustainable Human Development: Empowering Women in Africa, Palgrave Macmillan, Geneva, More information

UNU-MERIT Working Papers
Celbis, Mehmet Guney, Pui-hang Wong & Tatjana Guznajeva, 2018, The Eurasian customs union and the economic geography of Belarus: A panel convergence approach, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2018-029
Wong, Pui-hang, 2017, How development aid explains (or not) the rise and fall of insurgent attacks in Iraq, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2017-006
Wong, Pui-hang & Mehmet Guney Celbis, 2015, Migration as a response to differences in human rights and income: A bilateral panel study, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2015-053
Wong, Pui-hang, 2014, How can political trust be built after civil wars? Lessons from post-conflict Sierra Leone, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2014-083
Wong, Pui-hang, 2014, Insurgents in motion: Counterinsurgency and insurgency relocation in Iraq, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2014-045

External working papers
Sillen, Daan, Pui-hang Wong & Serdar Turkeli, 2019, Community Currency Programmes as a Tool for Sustainable Development: The Cases of Mombasa and Nairobi Counties, Kenya, More information

Conference contributions
Celbis, Mehmet Guney, Pui-hang Wong, Karima Kourtit & Peter Nijkamp, 2020, Innovativeness as a Product of Work-related and Place-based Conditions: Results of a Spatial Econometric and Machine Learning Approach, The 67th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, More information
Wong, Pui-hang, 2019, Paths of Catch-up along the Global Value Chain: A Trajectory Analysis, Workshop, Center for Economic Catch-Up, Seoul, 14 March, 2019
Wong, Pui-hang, 2017, Explaining dropout from reintegration programme in Liberia, Symposium, Research School on Peace and Conflict, Oslo, 20-21 April, 2017
Wong, Pui-hang, 2016, Robust Peacekeeping, Symposium, Research School on Peace and Conflict, Oslo, 21-22 April, 2016
Merkle, Ortrun & Pui-hang Wong, 2016, Rethinking the old boys club: corruption and gender equality in  Sierra Leone, ISA's 57th Annual Convention: Exploring Peace, More information
Wong, Pui-hang, 2015, How Can Political Trust be Built after Civil Wars? Lessons from Post-Conflict Sierra Leone, European Network for Conflict Research (ENCoRe) Spring Meeting, Bonn, 5-7 March, 2015
Wong, Pui-hang, 2015, Insurgents in motion: Counterinsurgency and insurgency relocation in Iraq, Asian Political Methodology Conference, Academia Sinica, Taipei, 9-10 January, 2015, More information
Wong, Pui-hang, 2014, A Simple Model of Rebel Group Fragmentation, European Political Science Association (EPSA) Annual General Conference, Edinburgh, 19-21 June, 2014
Wong, Pui-hang, 2013, Rebel Group Fragmentation and Conflict Escalation, European Network for Conflict Research (ENCoRe) Event Data Workshop, Konstanz, 6-7 December, 2013
Wong, Pui-hang & Lutz Krebs, 2013, Are Anocracies More Likely to Experience Civil War?, Peace Science Society (International) - International Studies Association Joint International Conference, Budapest, 27-29 June, 2013
Wong, Pui-hang, 2013, Democratic transitions in divided societies, International Studies Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, 3-6 April, 2013

Wong, Pui-hang, 2017, The Hearts and Minds in Conflict and Peace: The Economics of Counterinsurgency and the Psychology of Reconstruction, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University

Other (editorship, media appearance, keynote, etc.)
Wong, Pui-hang, 2017, How does violent conflict affect labour supply: The case of the Kyrgyz Republic, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), Oslo, Norway
Wong, Pui-hang, 2017, Sons of Iraq: Mosul will only recover if we heed the lessons of the US invasion, The Conversation, More information
Wong, Pui-hang, 2016, Robust Peacekeeping: A Necessary Evil?, UNU-MERIT Blog, More information