Gideon Ndubuisi

PhD fellow

Research group(s):
1. Economics of Knowledge and Innovation
4. Governance and institutions
1. Economics of Knowledge and Innovation

Gideon Ndubuisi joined the UNU-MERIT in 2016 as a PhD Fellow. He has a BSc. in Economics from Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka (Nigeria) and a MSc. in Economics and Institutions from Philipps-University Marburg (Germany). Before joining the UNU-MERIT, he worked as a research intern for the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW), Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW), and the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) which are all situated in Germany.

Gideon's research interests include, Economics and Management of Innovation, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), International Trade, Knowledge and Technology Transfers, and Industrial Policy. However, his doctoral thesis focuses on understanding whether the global trajectory toward stringent IPR protection offers any prospect for economic development.


Selected publications by Gideon Ndubuisi

Articles (journal, professional, popular)
Ndubuisi, Gideon, 2020, Trust and R&D investments: evidence from OECD countries, Journal of Institutional Economics, Online, DOI: 10.1017/S1744137420000156, More information
Ndubuisi, Gideon, 2020, Contractual frictions and the patterns of trade: The role of generalized trust, The Journal of International Trade & Economic Development, online, DOI: 10.1080/09638199.2020.1745259, More information

UNU-MERIT Working Papers
Ndubuisi, Gideon & Solomon Owusu, 2020, How important is GVC participation to export upgrading, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2020-026
Ndubuisi, Gideon & Maty Konte, 2019, Credit constraints and trade performance: Does trust-based social capital matter?, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2019-046
Konte, Maty & Gideon Ndubuisi, 2019, Remittances and Bribery in Africa, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2019-043
Ndubuisi, Gideon, 2019, Domestic intellectual property rights protection and exports: Accessing the credit channel, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2019-017
Ndubuisi, Gideon & Elvis Avenyo, 2018, Estimating the effects of robotization on exports, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2018-046
Ndubuisi, Gideon & Neil Foster-McGregor, 2018, Domestic intellectual property rights protection and the margins of bilateral exports, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2018-035

Research reports
Hollanders, Hugo, Gideon Ndubuisi, Solomon Owusu, Monika Matusiak, Alexander Kleibrink, Elena Andonova, John Mark Boden, Vlado Cetl, Olga Diukanova, Mafini Dosso, Jean Dusart, Petros Gkotsis, Ales Gnamus, Alexander Kotsev, Carlo Lavalle, Giovanni Mandras, Nikola Radovanovic, Alessandro Rainoldi, Milena Slavcheva, Miroslav Veskovic & Slavo Radosevic, 2018, Supporting an Innovation Agenda for the Western Balkans - Tools and Methodologies, This report gives an overview of the Western Balkans region, looking at challenges and emerging potentials for innovation. It also presents tools and methodologies available at the JRC to support an innovation agenda for economic transformation and inspired by Smart Specialisation. Each challenge is supported by a concrete implementation example, More information