Latest Publications

de Bigault de Casanove, Alice, Fred Gault & Magnus Hakvåg, Sep 2021, Importance of, and how to increase, the relevancy and impact of a terminology standard: Case of ISO 56000 Innovation Management-Fundamentals and Vocabulary, 25th EURAS Annual Standardisation Conference -Standardisation and Innovation -11th International Conference on Standardisation and Innovation in Information Technology (SIIT) -The Past, Present and FUTURE of ICT Standardisation, More information

Ziesemer, Thomas, 2021, Global dynamics of Gini coefficients of education for 146 countries updated to 1950-2015, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2021-047

Wong, Pui-hang, Nov 23, 2021, Livability and Inequality, The Future of Liveable Cities, Napoli, 22-23 November, 2021, More information

Ngo, Vu M., Klaus F. Zimmermann, Phuc V. Nguyen, Toan L.D. Huynh & Huan H. Nguyen, 2021, How education and GDP drive the COVID-19 vaccination campaign, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2021-046

Zinyemba, Tatenda, 2021, Effects of HIV on Children and Youth's Educational Attainment, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University

Osei Kwadwo, Victor & Tatiana Skripka, 2021, Metropolitan governance and environmental outcomes: does inter-municipal cooperation make a difference?, Local Government Studies: 1-21, More information

Soares Martins Neto, Antonio, Nanditha Mathew, Pierre Mohnen & Tania Treibich, 2021, Is there job polarization in developing economies? A review and outlook, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2021-045

Montobbio, Fabio, Jacopo Staccioli, Maria Enrica Virgillito & Marco Vivarelli, 2021, Labour-saving automation and occupational exposure: A text-similarity measure, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2021-044

Yu, Yip Ching, 2021, Immigrant Welfare Dynamics in the Netherlands, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University

Lebon-McGregor, Elaine & Nicholas R. Micinski, Nov 2021, Money matters: The role of funding in migration governance, in: de Lange, T., W. Maas & A. Schrauwen (eds), Money Matters in Migration: Policy, Participation, and Citizenship, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, More information

Tetteh, Godsway, Micheline Goedhuys, Maty Konte & Pierre Mohnen, 2021, Mobile money adoption and entrepreneurs’ access to trade credit in the informal sector, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2021-043

Calzada Olvera, Beatriz, Mario Gonzalez Sauri, David Harings-Moya & Federico Louvin, Nov 2021, COVID-19 in Central America: effects of firm resilience and policy responses on employment, UNU-WIDER, Helsinki, Finland

, 2021, Next practices – Innovations in the COVID-19 social protection responses and beyond, The COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated large-scale, rapid responses from governments to ensure that the negative effects of the crisis on people’s livelihoods are mitigated. Countries with more well-established social protection systems in place prior to the crisis were able to respond faster, but almost all countries required innovative practices to quickly deliver social protection to those usually excluded from benefits, such as informal-sector workers, refugees and migrants. This paper aims to systematise the social protection innovations implemented in response to the COVID-19 crisis, which can be leveraged to build more inclusive and sustainable systems in the medium and long term, More information

Seri, Cecilia & Aranzazu de Juan Fernandez, 2021, The relationship between economic growth and environment. Testing the EKC hypothesis for Latin American countries, More information

Mukherjee, Manisha, May 2021, Examining district-level performance of Ujjwala: The case of Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand, Ideas for India , Launched in 2016, Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) aims to encourage the adoption of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) for cooking in India. The article examines the impact of PMUY in two states in India with low LPG usage – Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand, More information

Ndubuisi, Gideon & Solomon Owusu, 2021, Wage effects of global value chains participation and position: An industry-level analysis, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2021-042

Bierbaum, Mira & Veronika Wodsak, Aug 2021, Coordination of different instruments, in: E. Schüring & M. Loewe, Handbook of Social Protection Systems, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, More information

Bierbaum, Mira, Markus Kaltenborn, Valérie Schmitt & Nicola Wiebe, 2021, Financing universal social protection during COVID-19 and beyond: Investing more and better, Policy in Focus, 19(2): 36-38, More information

Wong, Pui-hang, Karima Kourtit & Peter Nijkamp, 2021, The ideal neighbourhoods of successful ageing: A machine learning approach, Health & Place, 72, More information

Balde, Racky, 2021, Financial development and small firms’ tax compliance in Sub-Saharan Africa, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2021-041

Celbis, Mehmet Guney, 2021, Social Networks, Female Unemployment, and the Urban-Rural Divide in Turkey: Evidence from Tree-Based Machine Learning Algorithms, Sosyoekonomi, 29(50): 73-93, DOI: 10.17233/sosyoekonomi.2021.04.04, More information

Ziesemer, Thomas, Michaella Vanore, Barış Alpaslan, Aysegul Kayaoglu, Jürgen Meckl & Joaquín Naval, 2021, Economic Effects of Remittances on Migrants’ Country of Origin, Handbook THE ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY OF CROSS-BORDER MIGRATION: 449-483, DOI:, More information

Muzyamba, Choolwe, 2021, MeToo and Sexual Violence Among Women in Zambia, Sexual Abuse, 1(17), More information

Lemaitre Carabias, Rafael, 2021, Public Sector Innovation in the United Arab Emirates - How innovation occurs and what outcomes it delivers, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University

Okuda, Atsuko, 2021, Towards e-compliance: Exploring the role of compliance and e-governance initiatives in the case of Bhutan, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University

Cowan, Robin, Mortiz Müller, Alan Kirman & Helena Barnard, 2021, Overcoming a legacy of racial discrimination: Competing policy goals in South African academia, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2021-040

Merkle, Ortrun, Oct 2021, Gender and Corruption - ways forward for the OSCE, Keynote at the OSCE 2021 Economic and Environmental Dimension Implementation Meeting Session III: Promoting the full, equal and meaningful participation of women in the development and implementation of relevant anti-corruption activities, with the view to achieving gender equality, and taking into account that corruption disproportionately affects women and the vulnerable

Bluhm, Richard, Christian Lessmann & Paul Schaudt, 2021, The political geography of cities, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2021-039

Kanyanda, Shelton, Yannick Valentin Markhof, Philip Wollburg & Alberto Zezza, Aug 2021, Acceptance of COVID-19 Vaccines in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from Six National Phone Surveys, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 9739, Washington, D.C, More information

Marchand, Katrin & Sarah Roeder, 2021, The Impacts of COVID-19 on a Labour Mobility Scheme - The Case of Migration between Tunisia and Germany in the Context of the THAMM Programme, GIZ, More information

Nomaler, Önder, Danilo Spinola & Bart Verspagen, 2021, Demand-led industrialisation policy in a dual-sector small balance of payments constrained economy, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2021-038

Konda, Bruhan, Stephan Dietrich & Eleonora Nillesen, 2021, Does commonness fill the common fund? Experimental evidence on the role of identity for public good contributions in India, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2021-037

Ciarli, Tommaso, Hugo Confraria, Ismael Rafols, Joanna Chataway & Andrew Stirling, May 2021, Research Priorities May Not Align with the SDGs: Policy Suggestions to Steer Them, in: IATT, Emerging science, frontier technologies, and the SDGs - Perspectives from the UN system and science and technology communities, United Nations Interagency Task Team on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals, New York, More information

Ciarli, Tommaso, Martin Kenney, Silvia Massini & Lucia Piscitello, 2021, Digital technologies, innovation, and skills: Emerging trajectories and challenges, Research Policy, 50(7), DOI:

Patsali, Sofia, Michele Pezzoni & Fabiana Visentin, 2021, The impact of research independence on PhD students' careers: Large-scale evidence from France, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2021-036

Urom, Christian, Ilyes Abid, Khaled Guesmi & Gideon Ndubuisi, 2021, Renewable energy consumption, globalization and economic growth shocks: Evidence from G7 countries, The Journal of International Trade & Economic Development, Online, DOI: 10.1080/09638199.2021.1961845, More information

Urom, Christian, Gideon Ndubuisi & Jude Ozor, 2021, Economic activity, and financial and commodity markets' shocks: An analysis of implied volatility indexes, International Economics, 165: 51-66, DOI: 10.1016/j.inteco.2020.11.005, More information

Danquah, Michael, Abdul Malik Iddrisu, Ernest Owusu Boakye & Solomon Owusu (eds.), 2021, Do gender wage differences within households influence women's empowerment and welfare? Evidence from Ghana, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 188: 916-932, DOI: 10.1016/j.jebo.2021.06.014, More information

Wong, Pui-hang, Mehmet Guney Celbis, Karima Kourtit & Peter Nijkamp, Oct 08, 2021, Nature as a source of urban resilience, ReGrowEU International Conference, Iasi, 7-11 October, 2021, More information

Muzyamba, Choolwe, 2021, Local characterization of the COVID-19 response: the case of a lockdown in Lusaka, Zambia, BMC Global Health Research and Policy, 6(38), DOI: 10.1186/s41256-021-00220-4, More information

Kuss, Maria Klara, 2021, The Negotiations of Zambia’s Welfare Regime: The Transformative Potential of Social Cash Transfers, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University

Volante, Louis, Don A. Klinger & Melissa Siegel, 2021, Immigrant student resilience: Policy directions for a post-COVID world, Migration Policy Practice, 11(2): 39-43, More information

Volante, Louis, Don A. Klinger & Melissa Siegel, 2021, Confronting the challenge of immigrant and refugee student underachievement: A comparative analysis of education policies and programs in Canada, New Zealand, and England, Comparative and International Education, 49(2): 35-50

Mueller, Charlotte, Soha Youssef & Katherine Kuschminder, Oct 2021, Connecting Diaspora for Development 2 (CD4D2) Mid-Term Report, IOM The Hague, More information

Ndubuisi, Gideon, 2021, Essays on International Trade: The Roles of Institutions and Imported Intermediate Inputs, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University

Owusu, Solomon, 2021, Powering Structural Transformation and Economic Development in Africa: The Role of Services, Manufacturing and Global Value Chains, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University

Turkeli, Serdar, Beijia Huang, Satoshi Ohnishi & René Kemp, Sep 2021, Issues, Interventions and Innovations in the Cement Industry: A Comparative Trajectory Analysis of Eco-Cement Transitions in the Netherlands, China, and Japan, in: Alexandros Stefanakis, Ioannis Nikolaou, Circular Economy and Sustainability: Management and Policy, Volume 1, Elsevier, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 1, More information

Ragab, Nora Jasmin & Eleni Diker, 2021, Networking and alliance building toolkit for diaspora organizations, commissioned by Danish Refugee Council’s Diaspora Programme

Diker, Eleni & Nora Jasmin Ragab, 2021, Community outreach toolkit for diaspora organizations, commissioned by Danish Refugee Council’s Diaspora Programme

Ragab, Nora Jasmin & Eleni Diker, 2021, Fundraising toolkit for diaspora organizations, commissioned by Danish Refugee Council’s Diaspora Programme