Latest Publications

Akçomak, Semih, Erkan Erdil & Umut Yılmaz Çetinkaya, 2018, Knowledge convergence in European regions: Towards a cohesion?, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2018-027

Calza, Elisa & Micheline Goedhuys, 2018, Domestic quality certification and growth of Vietnamese MSMEs, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2018-026

, Jun 12, 2018, Policies, Innovation and Transition in the Arab countries of the Gulf, DRUID18, Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 11-13, 2018, More information

, Jun 12, 2018, Policies, Innovation and Transition in the Arab countries of the Gulf, DRUID18 - Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 11-13, 2018, More information

, Jun 12, 2018, Policies, Innovation and Transition in the Arab countries of the Gulf, DRUID18 at Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 11-13, 2018, More information

Turkeli, Serdar, René Kemp, Beijia Huang, Raimund Bleischwitz & Will McDowall, 2018, Circular economy scientific knowledge in the European Union and China: A bibliometric, network and survey analysis (2006–2016), Journal of Cleaner Production, In press, More information

, 2018, The characteristics of highly cited researchers in Africa, Research Evaluation, More information

Mensah, Emmanuel Buadi, Solomon Owusu, Neil Foster-McGregor & Adam Szirmai, 2018, Structural change, productivity growth and labour market turbulence in Africa, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2018-025

, Jun 2018, How bold webinars bring e-learning to the masses, Blog on the experience of hosting a Webinar within the framework of the SURF-SMART project, More information

, Jun 2018, Session on Dutch Educational Grants and Proposals, session "The succesfull application of the SURF SMART project", Poster session and presentation with round table discussion on the SURF SMART proposal, the lessons learnt and Q&A. Round table with Janina van Hees from SURF

Marotta, Julieta, May 31, 2018, The Disadvantage of Treating the Judicial System as a Magic Wand: Lessons from Voices, Second Conference on Empirical Legal Studies in Europe. Leuven, Belgium, More information

Bárcena-Martín, Elena, María C. Blanco-Arana & Salvador Pérez-Moreno, 2018, Social Transfers and Child Poverty in European Countries: Pro-poor Targeting or Pro-child Targeting?, Journal of Social Policy: 1-20, More information

Arestis, P., Elena Bárcena-Martín & Salvador Pérez-Moreno, 2018, Differences in Institutional Quality across Euro Area Countries: Which Factors Contribute Most to Inequality?, Panoeconomicus, 65(3): 363-379, More information

Pellegrino, Gabriele, Mariacristina Piva & Marco Vivarelli, 2018, R&D, embodied technological change and employment: Evidence from Spain, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2018-024

Gassmann, Franziska & Eszter Timar, Jun 2018, The Importance of Social Protection for Children in the Balkans, This policy brief investigates the costs of child poverty in the Balkans, including deprivation in terms of education, health, and social mobility. It then lays out the potential of social protection, most notably in terms of building resilence and fostering development, 8, More information

Abu-El-Haj, Tareq, 2018, Food Security Policy Impact Analysis: The Econometrics of Cash and Food Assistance Cost Effectiveness, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University, More information

Nseluke, Mutinta Hambayi, 2018, A Tall Order: Improving Child Linear Growth Diets, Transitions and Maternal Education, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University, More information

Rajab, Khaled, 2018, Strategic Planning under Fragility: The Role of Leadership in the Strategic Planning of Municipalities in Palestine, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University, More information

Wu, Qiaobing & Victor Cebotari, 2018, Experiences of migration, child-parent interaction, and the life satisfaction of children in Ghana and China, Population, Space and Place, More information

Ramani, Shyama V. & Eduardo Urias, 2018, When access to drugs meets catch-up: Insights from the use of CL threats to improve access to ARV drugs in Brazil, Research Policy, in press, More information

Gault, Fred, Michiko Iizuka, Elisa Calza, Philippe Mawoko & Almamy Konté, May 2018, Innovation for Development in West Africa: Challenges for Promoting ST&I Policy, This is the second in a series of workshops on the ‘Design and Evaluation of Innovation Policies for Africa’ (DEIP-Africa), reflecting the great interest of African regions in Science, Technology and Innovation (ST&I) policies and their social and economic impacts. Representatives of 12 countries from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) met in Côte d’Ivoire from 25-29 September 2017 to discuss existing policies and their development, in light of the African Union Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa (STISA-2024), and the broader African Union Agenda 2063. This event provided a platform to examine diversity within ECOWAS and common challenges to be met, 8, More information

Mahé, Clotilde , 2018, Essays on Migration and Occupational Choice, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University

Volante, Louis, Don A. Klinger & Melissa Siegel, 2018, The secrets of immigrant student success, The Conversation, More information

Castillo, Juan Carlos, 2018, Assessing the Role of the Export Sector in Mexican Economic Development, 1965-2014, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University

Nomaler, Önder & Bart Verspagen, 2018, Perpetual growth, distribution, and robots, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2018-023

Sasso, Simone, 2018, Talent on the move. Essays on human capital, graduate mobility and economic development, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University

Maehlmann, Laura, Sebastian Schee genannt Halfmann, Agnes van Wyl & Angela Brand, 2018, Attitudes towards Personal Genomics and Sharing of Genetic Data among Older Swiss Adults: A Qualitative Study, Public Health Genomics, 20(5): 293-306

Kuschminder, Katherine, Lisa Andersson & Melissa Siegel, 2018, Migration and multidimensional well-being in Ethiopia: investigating the role of migrants destinations, Migration and Development, More information

Charmes, Jacques, Fred Gault & Sacha Wunsch-Vincent, 2018, Measuring innovation in the informal economy – formulating an agenda for Africa, Journal of Intellectual Capital, 19(3): 536-549, More information

Roosen, Inez & Melissa Siegel, 2018, Migration and its influence on the knowledge and usage of birth control methods among Afghan women who stay behind, Public Health, 158: 183-197, More information

Fransen, Sonja, Carlos Vargas-Silva & Melissa Siegel, 2018, The impact of refugee experiences on education: evidence from Burundi, IZA Journal of Development and Migration, 8(6), More information

Bilgili, Özge, Craig Loschmann & Melissa Siegel, 2018, The Gender-Based Effects of Displacement: The Case of Congolese Refugees in Rwanda , KNOMAD, Washington DC, USA, KNOMAD Working Paper 21, More information

Wang, Lili, Jojo Jacob & Zibiao Li, 2018, Exploring the spatial dimensions of nanotechnology development in China: the effects of funding and spillovers, Regional Studies, More information

Natorski, Michal, 2018, EU Mediation Practices in Ukraine during Revolutions: What Authority as a Peacemaker?, International Negotiation, 23(2): 278-298

Martinez-Noya, Andrea & Rajneesh Narula, 2018, What more can we learn from R&D alliances? A review and research agenda, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2018-022

Kemp, René, P Weaver, A. Golland, T Strasser & J Backhaus, 2018, Socio-economic transformations: insights for sustainability, in: Perspectives on transitions to sustainability EEA Report No 25/2017, European Environment Agency, European Commission, Brussels, 70-96

Nie, H., René Kemp, Shiqing Xu, V. Vasseur & Y. Fan, 2018, Drivers of urban and rural residential energy consumption in China from the perspectives of climate and economic effects, Journal of Cleaner Production, 172: 954-963

Backhaus, J, H. van Lente & René Kemp, 2018, The idea(l) of a ‘sustainable sharing economy’: four social science perspectives on transformative change, in: J. Backhaus, A. Genus, S. Lorek, E. Vadovics & J.M. Wittmayer (eds), Social Innovation and Sustainable Consumption: Research and Action for Societal Transformation, Routledge, London

Vasylyeva, Anna & Ortrun Merkle, 2018, Combatting corruption in higher education in Ukraine, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2018-021

Avenyo, Elvis, 2018, Innovations and firm performance in sub-Saharan Africa: Empirical analyses, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University

Marotta, Julieta, 2018, Legal Empowerment and State Legal Organizations In Light of the Voices of Victims of Domestic Violence, Legal Empowerment Experiences from Latin America. NAMATI: 31-38, More information

Kuss, Maria Klara, Edith Vos & Hannah Grijns, Apr 2018, Reposted blog article - Why contextualising the transmission channels from social pensions to economic growths matters, UNU-MERIT blog reposted on INCLUDE Platform, Leiden: INCLUDE Secretariat, More information

Ghali, Sofiane, Micheline Goedhuys, Michael Grimm, Aline Meysonnat, Eleonora Nillesen & Sami Zouari, Apr 2018, Women’s and Youth Empowerment in Rural Tunisia, An assessment using the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI), First report presenting disaggregated statistics on women’s and youth empowerment from a nationally representative survey of 1,150 households in Tunisia. The survey and report have been funded through ILO Taqeem (meaning “evaluation” in Arabic), which is a partnership between the ILO and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) as part of an IFAD-financed project titled “Strengthening gender monitoring and evaluation in rural employment in the Near East and North Africa”, 80 pp, More information

Reinold, Julia, 2018, Migration and Education: International Student Mobility, Tijdschrift VN Forum, 2017-2(Migration and Development), More information

Merkle, Ortrun, Apr 2018, Corruption and Migration: What is the Connection?, Tijdschrift VN Forum, 2017-2 (Migration and Development), More information

Falvey, Rod & Neil Foster-McGregor, 2018, On the Relationship between the Breadth of PTAs and Trade Flows, The World Economy, 41(4): 1088-1110, More information

Falvey, Rod & Neil Foster-McGregor, 2018, North-South FDI and Bilateral Investment Treaties, The World Economy, 41(1): 2-28, More information

Marotta, Julieta, 2018, Disposiciones que promueven el empoderamiento legal en víctimas de violencia doméstica, LLCABA2018(abril): 1, More information

Wehner, Caroline, 2018, Too Scared to Achieve: The Relation between Neuroticism, Conscientiousness and Socioeconomic Outcomes, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University

Mensah, Emmanuel Buadi & Adam Szirmai, 2018, Africa Sector Database (ASD): Expansion and update, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2018-020