Latest Publications


Vanore, Michaella, Melissa Siegel, Franziska Gassmann & Jennifer Waidler, 2017, Adult Child Migration and Elderly Multidimensional Well-Being: Comparative Analysis Between Moldova and Georgia, Research on Aging: 1-24

Jun, Bogang, Mary Kaltenberg & Won-Sik Hwang, 2017, How inequality hurts growth: Revisiting the Galor-Zeira model through a Korean case, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2017-034

Bilgili, Özge, Katherine Kuschminder & Melissa Siegel, 2017, Return migrants’ perceptions of living conditions in Ethiopia: A gendered analysis, Migration Studies(mnx050), More information

Freire Junior, Clovis, 2017, Economic diversification: Explaining the pattern of diversification in the global economy and its implications for fostering diversification in poorer countries, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2017-033

Iizuka, Michiko & Hugo Hollanders, 2017, The need to customise innovation indicators in developing countries, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2017-032

Mahé, Clotilde , 2017, Husbands' return migration and wives' occupational choices, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2017-031

Vezzoli, Simona, Ayla Bonfiglio & Hein de Haas, Apr 2017, Global migration futures: Exploring the future of international migration with a scenario methodology, This paper presents the Global Migration Futures (GMF) Scenario Methodology developed at the University of Oxford’s International Migration Institute (IMI). The GMF Scenario Methodology integrates insights from migration theory with techniques from the Intuitive Logics School of scenario planning to enable the simultaneous and systematic examination of relatively certain and uncertain migration determinants, their future evolution as well as their implications for population mobility. In addition, this paper discusses the key insights gained through the application of the GMF Scenario Methodology in different world regions as well as its main limitations, More information

Iizuka, Michiko & Mulu Gebreeyesus, 2017, ‘Discovery’ of non-traditional agricultural exports in Latin America: diverging pathways through learning and innovation, Innovation and Development

Hooijen, Inge, Christoph Meng, Julia Reinold & Melissa Siegel, 2017, Competition for talent: retaining graduates in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine, European Planning Studies, More information

Merkle, Ortrun & Diego Salama, Jul 2017, U.N. Peacekeeping Cuts Could be a Disaster for Women and Girls, NewsDeeply Women & Girls, OpEd, More information

Koser, Khalid & R. Omidvar, Jan 2017, Three hopeful trends for the future of welcoming migrants and refugees, World Economic Forum blog, More information

Koser, Khalid , Jan 2017, For refugees, 2016 was a year of contradictions, World Economic Forum blog, More information

Volante, Louis, Don A. Klinger, Özge Bilgili & Melissa Siegel, 2017, The immigrant (dis)advantage: Addressing student achievement gaps, Education Canada, More information

Koser, Khalid & R. Omidvar, Jan 2017, It’s time to restate the business case for migration, World Economic Forum blog, More information

Koser, Khalid , 2017, Five things you need to know about the world’s refugee crisis, World Economic Forum blog, More information

Montalbano, Pierluigi, Silvia Nenci & Carlo Pietrobelli, 2017, Opening and linking up: Firms, global value chains and productivity in Latin America, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2017-030

Volante, Louis, Don A. Klinger, Melissa Siegel & Özge Bilgili, 2017, Immigrant youth help to build nations, The Conversation(June 30), More information

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

Dietrich, Stephan, Daniele Malerba, Armando Barrientos, Franziska Gassmann, Pierre Mohnen, Nyasha Tirivayi, Susan Kavuma & Fred Matovu, 2017, Social protection investments, human capital, and income growth: Simulating the returns to social cash transfers in Uganda, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2017-029

Hollanders, Hugo & Nordine Es-Sadki, Jun 2017, Regional Innovation Scoreboard 2017, Commissioned by the European Commission, DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, 88, More information

Hollanders, Hugo & Nordine Es-Sadki, Jun 2017, European Innovation Scoreboard 2017, Commissioned by the European Commission, DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, 102, More information

Merkle, Ortrun, Julia Reinold & Melissa Siegel, Jun 2017, A Study on the Link between Corruption and the Causes of Migration and Forced Displacement, comissioned by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), More information

Rivera Leon, Lorena (ed.), Mar 2017, El mito de que las mujeres investigadoras le fallan a la ciencia, Puntos sobre la i: un blog del Banco Interamericano del Desarrollo para conversar sobre innovación en América Latina y el Caribe, More information

Rivera Leon, Lorena (ed.), Feb 2017, Women aren’t failing at science — science is failing women, The Conversation UK, More information

Heuser, Silke, Ariel BenYishay, Daniel Runfola & Rachel Trichler, 2017, Indigenous Land Rights and Deforestation: Evidence from the Brazilian Amazon, Submitted to the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management

Mekonnen Melesse, Tigist, 2017, Willingness to pay for agricultural risk insurance as a strategy to adapt climate change, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2017-028

Cebotari, Victor, Valentina Mazzucato & Ernest Appiah, 2017, A longitudinal analysis of well-being of Ghanaian children in transnational families, Child Development, More information

Falvey, Rod & Neil Foster-McGregor, 2017, Heterogeneous effects of bilateral investment treaties, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2017-027

Frimpong Boamah, Emmanuel, Davina Osei & Thomas Yeboah, 2017, Beyond patriotic discourse in financing the SDGs: investment-linked diaspora revenue bonds model for sub-Saharan Africa, Development in Practice, 27(4): 555-574, More information

Konte, Maty & Rose Vincent, 2017, Analyse de l’évolution de la productivité de la main d’oeuvre au Sénégal (1990-2010), Document commandité par le CRES pour la Direction Générale de la Planification et des Politiques Économiques (DGPPE) du Ministère de l'Economie et des Finances du Sénégal, More information

Laar, Mindel & Madhulika Sahoo, 2017, Migrant Health in India: APPAM Minority Report #2, APPAM Minority Report #2, More information

Laar, Mindel & Sara Hamedani, 2017, Terror & Refugee Law in the Mediterranean Crisis: APPAM Minority Report #3, APPAM Minority Report #3, More information

Merkle, Ortrun, Jun 07, 2017, Corruption & Migration: How Women and Girls Pay a Heavy Toll, Roundtable discussion at the European Development Days 2017 in Brussels (7./8. June 2017), More information

Yamba, Brenda, 2017, Schooling Despite All Odds: Evidence from Lesotho on Female Child Carers who Stayed in School, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University, More information

Wako, Hassen, 2017, Aid, institutions and economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa: Heterogeneous donors and heterogeneous responses, Review of Development Economics, 00: 1-22, More information

Seshaiah, Manasi, Latha Nagesh & Hemalatha Ramesh, 2017, Sanitation challenges of the poor in urban and rural settings: Case studies of Bengaluru City and rural North Karnataka, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2017-026

Korina, Leeja C & Alexis Habiyaremye, 2017, Indigenous knowledge for sustainable livelihoods: Lessons from ecological pest control and post-harvest techniques of Baduy (West Java) and Nguni (Southern Africa), UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2017-025

Habiyaremye, Alexis, 2017, Estimating the impact of sericulture adoption on farmer income in Rwanda: an application of propensity score matching, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2017-024

Azomahou, Théophile T., Mar 2017, Share the Love: Parental Bias, Women Empowerment and Intergenerational Mobility, Africa Economics Seminar, World Bank, Washington, D.C

Azomahou, Théophile T., Apr 2017, The Role of the CFA Currency in the Economic and Monetary Integration of West Africa, Central Bank of West African States (Banque Centrale des Etats de l'Afrique de l'Ouest, BCEAO), Dakar, Senegal

Ritzen, Jo (ed.), 2017, A Second Chance for Europe - Economic, Political and Legal Perspectives of the European Union, Springer, Germany, VII, 271, More information

Bose, Debasree & Arijita Dutta, 2017, Regional analysis of sanitation performance in India , UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2017-023

Marchand, Katrin, Inez Roosen, Julia Reinold & Melissa Siegel, 2017, Irregular Migration from and in the East and Horn of Africa, Report commissioned by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in the framework of the EU-funded Better Migration Management (BMM) Programme, More information

Zhong, Sheng, 2017, Moving Towards an Energy Efficient Future: Essays on Energy Efficiency, Technology and Development, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University

Laar, Mindel & Nga Le Thi Quynh, 2017, Global Employment and Health Insturance: Policy Beyond Borders, Blog Series APPAM conference Brussels 13-14 July 2017, blog 4, More information

Belderbos, René, Shinya Suzuki & H. U. Kwon, 2017, The Location of Multinational firms’ R&D Activities abroad: Host Country University Research and R&D Heterogeneity, in: Juan Alcácer, Bruce Kogut, Catherine Thomas, Bernard Yin Yeung (eds.), Advances in Strategic Management, Emerald Insight, UK, 36, 127-162

Bilgili, Özge & Katrin Marchand, 2017, Domain 3: Protection and Migration, Thematic Input Paper - Agadir Regional Thematic Exchange Meeting. Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation: Bern, Switzerland, More information

Laar, Mindel, May 2017, Why the Human Touch is Key to Online Communities, UNU-MERIT Blog, More information

Laar, Mindel & David van Slyke, May 2017, Taking Policy Beyond Borders: New Series, UNU-MERIT Blog , More information

Laar, Mindel & Madhulika Sahoo, May 2017, Migrant Health in India, UNU-MERIT Blog , Appam Minority Report #2, More information