Latest Publications

Menéndez De Medina , Mercedes, Önder Nomaler & Bart Verspagen, 2023, Identification of Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies using PATSTAT data, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2023-023

Siruno, Lalaine & Melissa Siegel, 2023, Resilience strategies of Filipino irregular migrant domestic workers in the Netherlands during the COVID-19 pandemic, Population, Space and Place, DOI:, More information

Soete, Luc & Johan Stierna, 2023, Revisiting Schumpeter in Europe: Place-based innovation and transformative industrial policy, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2023-022

Ferri, Delia & Giulia Rossello, 2023, The Role of the Marrakesh Treaty in Supporting Access to Printed Material for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired: A Critical Discussion of the Results of an Empirical Study Conducted in Six European Countries, Disabilities, 3: 147-164, DOI: 10.3390/disabilities3020011, More information

Rossello, Giulia, Robin Cowan & Jacques Mairesse, 2023, Ph.D. publication productivity: the role of gender and race in supervision in South Africa, Journal of Productivity Analysis, Online, DOI: 10.1007/s11123-023-00681-4, More information

Nwosu, Chijioke, Alexis Habiyaremye & Thomas Habanabakize, 2023, Millions of young South Africans are jobless: study finds that giving them ‘soft’ skills like networking helps their prospects, The Conversation(May 15), More information

Khurana, Indu, Alexis Habiyaremye, Veysel Avsar & Siri Terjesen, 2023, The impact of policy uncertainty on entrepreneurial activity: a cross-country analysis, Entreprneurship and Regional Development, Online, DOI: 10.1080/08985626.2023.2211978, More information

Corrocher, Nicoletta, Daniele Moschella, Jacopo Staccioli & Marco Vivarelli, 2023, Innovation and the labor market: Theory, evidence and challenges, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2023-021

Guangyao, Zhang, Furong Shang, Lili Wang, Weixi Xie, Pengfei Jia, Chunlin Jiang & Xianwen Wang, 2023, Is peer review duration shorter for attractive manuscripts?, Journal of Information Science, onlinefirst: 1-13, DOI: 10.1177/0165551523117438, More information

Ziesemer, Thomas, 2023, Public R&D and Growth: A dynamic Panel VECM Data Analysis for 14 OECD Countries, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2023-020

Constant, Amelie, Simone Schüller & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2023, Ethnic spatial dispersion and immigrant identity, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2023-019

Okamoto, Sanae, Bartel Van de Walle, Michael Hagenlocher, Nidhi Nagabhatla, Stephan Dietrich, Jonathan Hassel, Sophie Van der Heijden, Soenke Kreft, Philippe De Lombaerde, Florence Nick, Robert Oakes, Fabien Rackelmann, Marlene Rimmert, Simone Sandholz, Zita Sebesvari, Xiaomeng Shen, Tatiana Skripka, Teodora Stojanovic, Joerg Szarzynski & Saskia E. Werners, May 2023, Building Climate Resilience: Lessons from the 2021 Floods in Western Europe, In July 2021, the Rhine-Meuse region straddling Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands was affected by devastating floods that have led to the loss of more than 240 lives and damage worth billions of Euros. Drawing on our research and outcomes of the Flood Knowledge Summit 2022, the UNU Climate Resilience Initiative has identified five key areas in which further research and action is needed to tackle climate risks and facilitate pathways towards climate resilience, More information

Nii-Aponsah, Hubert, Bart Verspagen & Pierre Mohnen, 2023, Automation-induced reshoring and potential implications for developing economies, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2023-018

Günther, Isabel & Bruno Martorano, 2023, Inequality, social mobility and redistributive preferences, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2023-017

Merkle, Ortrun, Umrbek Allakulov, Debora Gonzalez, Alfredo Hernández Sánchez, Sifat E. Rabbi & Zobair Hasan, 2023, When vulnerabilities are exploited—The role of sextortion in the WASH sector in Bangladesh, Frontiers in Water, 5, DOI:, More information

Ciarli, Tommaso, Alaa Aldoh, Saurabh Arora, Valeria Arza, Julián Asinsten, Jacob Assa, Joanna Chataway, Hugo Confraria, Paul Nakhungu Kombo, Geoff Mulgan, Nora Ndege, Ed Noyons, John Mugabe, Bhuvana N, Ismael Rafols, Ine Steenmans, Andrew Stirling, Rasheed Sulaiman V & Alfredo Yegros, May 2023, Steering science, technology and innovation towards the Sustainable Development Goals, Policy Brief (8th Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals), More information

Markhof, Yannick Valentin, Philip Wollburg & Alberto Zezza, May 2023, Are Vaccination Campaigns Misinformed? Experimental Evidence from COVID-19 in Low- and Middle-Income Countries, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 10443, Washington, D.C, More information

Justino, Patricia, Bruno Martorano & Laura Metzger, 2023, Welfare losses, preferences for redistribution, and political participation: Evidence from the United Kingdom’s age of austerity, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2023-016

Pasimeni, Francesco & Tommaso Ciarli, 2023, Reducing environmental impact through shared ownership: A model of consumer behaviour, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2023-015

Ciarli, Tommaso, Alex Coad & Alessio Moneta, 2023, Does exporting cause productivity growth? Evidence from Chilean firms, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, DOI:, More information

Ramani, Shyama V. , Pranav Shankar Kaundinya, Natalie Perné & Serdar Turkeli, 2023, Building Resilience to Flooding, UNU-MERIT Policy Brief, April 25, 2023, More information

Ziesemer, Thomas, 2023, Labour-augmenting Technical Change Data for alternative Elasticities of Substitution:: Growth, Slowdown, and Distribution Dynamics, Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 32(4): 449-475, DOI: 10.1080/10438599.2021.1956316

Caliari, T., L. Costa Ribeiro, Carlo Pietrobelli & Antonio Vezzani, 2023, Global Value Chains and Sectoral Innovation Systems: an Analysis of the Aerospace Industry, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, More information

Nillesen, Eleonora, Halefom Nigus, Pierre Mohnen & Salvatore Di Falco, 2023, Markets and socially responsible behavior: do punishment and religion matter?, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 209: 572-593, More information

Kaushik, Rituparna, Sourabh Bikas Paul & Danilo Spinola, 2023, Impact of prestigious-STEM Education of corporate board members on innovation effort: Evidence from India, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2023-014

Lema, Rasmus & Roberta Rabellotti, 2023, The green and digital transition in manufacturing global value chains in latecomer countries, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2023-013

Lema, Rasmus & Roberta Rabellotti, 2023, Green windows of opportunity in the Global South, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2023-012

Moore, Lindsey, Mindel van de Laar, Pui-hang Wong & Cathal O'Donoghue, 2023, Making impact with agricultural development projects: The use of innovative machine learning methodology to understand the development aid field, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2023-011

Rossello, Giulia & Arianna Martinelli, 2023, The effect of lobbies’ narratives on academics' perceptions of scientific publishing: An information provision experiment, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2023-010

Rossello, Giulia & Arianna Martinelli, 2023, Breach of academic values and digital deviant behaviour: The case of Sci-Hub, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2023-009

Ahmed, Musa Hasen , 2023, Essays on Development Economics: Climate Change, Education and Development, PhD dissertation Maastricht University

Ndoro, Rumbidzai, 2023, Exploring Unintended Responses to Social Cash Transfers through Intra-Household Decision-Making Dynamics and Women’s Empowerment in Africa, PhD dissertation Maastricht University

Nomaler, Önder & Bart Verspagen, 2023, Related or unrelated diversification: What is smart specialization?, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2023-008

Dietrich, Stephan, Daniele Malerba & Franziska Gassmann, 2023, Predicting social assistance beneficiaries: On the social welfare damage of data biases, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2023-007

Ziesemer, Thomas, 2023, Semi-endogenous growth in a non-Walrasian DSEM for Brazil: Estimation and simulation of changes in foreign income, human capital, R&D, and terms of trade, Economic Change and Restructuring, 56: 1147-1183, DOI: 10.1007/s10644-022-09461-w, More information

Hollanders, Hugo, Valmira Rexhëbeqaj & Elisa Gerussi, Feb 2023, The identification of priority domains in Kosovo - A mapping exercise, Publication Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, More information

Prates, Luisa, Daniel Karthe, Lulu Zhang, Lili Wang, Jack O'Connor, Halim Lee & Christina Dornack, 2023, Sustainability for all? The challenges of predicting and managing the potential risks of end-of-life electric vehicles and their batteries in the Global South, Environmental Earth Sciences, 82: 143, DOI: 10.1007/s12665-023-10806-5, More information

Guerzoni, Marco, Luigi Riso & Marco Vivarelli, 2023, Was Robert Gibrat right? A test based on the graphical model methodology, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2023-006

Corsini, Alberto, Michele Pezzoni & Fabiana Visentin (eds.), Feb 2023, Creating the right environment for PhD productivity, Supervising PhDs, A community blog, on doctoral supervision relationships and pedagogies, More information

Dietrich, Stephan & Stafford Nichols, 2023, More than a feeling: A global economic valuation of subjective wellbeing damages resulting from rising temperatures, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2023-005

Hollanders, Hugo, Aishe Khalilova, Matias Barberis Rami, Alasdair Reid, Edurne Magro, Mercedes Oleaga, Kimmo Halme, Heidi Uitto & Adriana Rantcheva, Jan 2023, R&I contribution to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), elaboration of specific topics, Within the context of the creation of the 3Ps (Planet, Prosperity and People) dashboards, this exploratory study contributes by developing a conceptual framework linking R&I with SDGs, identifying relevant indicators and exploring how they can be used to generate empirical evidence on the interlinkages, More information

Yu, Yip Ching, 2023, Precarious welfare-to-work transitions in a segmented labour market: Evidence from the Netherlands, International Journal of Social Welfare, DOI: 10.1111/ijsw.12591, More information

Celbis, Mehmet Guney, Cem Özgüzel, Karima Kourtit & Peter Nijkamp, Feb 2023, Industrial Composition, Remote Working and Mobility Changes in Canada and the US During the COVID-19 Pandemic, in: Celbi?, M.G., Kourtit, K., Nijkamp, P, Pandemic and the City, Springer Cham, Switzerland, More information

Celbis, Mehmet Guney, Karima Kourtit & Peter Nijkamp (eds.), Feb 2023, Pandemic and the City, Springer Cham, Switzerland, More information

Vincent, Rose, Olivier Bargain & Émilie Caldeira, Feb 2023, Shine a (night)light: Decentralisation and economic development in Burkina Faso, ODI, London, United Kingdom, More information

Schubert, Torben, Sajad Ashouri, Matthias Deschryvere, Angela Jäger, Fabiana Visentin, Scott Cunningham, Arash Hajikhani, Lukas Pukelis & Arho Suominen, 2023, The role of product digitization for productivity – evidence from web-scraping European high-tech company websites, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2023-004

Wirkierman, Ariel L., Tommaso Ciarli & Maria Savona, 2023, A taxonomy of European innovation clubs, Economia Politica, DOI: 10.1007/s40888-022-00289-1, More information

Petit, Fabien, Florencia Jaccoud & Tommaso Ciarli, Jan 2023, Heterogeneous adjustments of labor markets to automation technologies, CESifo, Munich, CESifo Working Paper No. 10237, More information

Vincent, Rose, 2023, Vertical taxing rights and tax compliance norms, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 205: 443-467, DOI: