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Dubow, Talitha, Sze Eng Tan & Katherine Kuschminder, Jun 2021, EU Exit Regimes in Practice: Sustainable Return and Reintegration in Albania, ADMIGOV Interim Report for Deliverable 2.4, More information

Rodríguez Guerrero, Esmeralda, Zina Nimeh & Andrea Franco-Correa, 2021, Women's empowerment in Colombia: A multidimensional approach, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2021-028

Ayoubi, Charles, Michele Pezzoni & Fabiana Visentin, 2021, Does It Pay to Do Novel Science? The Selectivity Patterns in Science Funding, Science and Public Policy, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/scipol/scab031, More information

Roman, Monica, Klaus F. Zimmermann & Aurelian-Petruș Plopeanu, 2021, Religiosity, smoking and other addictive behaviours, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2021-027

Mathew, Nanditha & George Paily, 2021, STI-DUI innovation modes and firm performance in the Indian capital goods industry: Do small firms differ from large ones?, The Journal of Technology Transfer, More information

Bigas, Eloi, Nicandro Bovenzi, Enric Fuster, Francesco Massucci & Hugo Hollanders, Jun 2021, Smart specialisation in the Eastern Partnership Countries - Potential for knowledge-based economic cooperation, This study is part of the Joint Research Centre project "Smart specialisation and organisational development in enlargement and H2020 associated countries" (under the Enlargement & Integration Action, E&IA), which has the objective of supporting “the design and implementation of Smart Specialisation Strategies in the EU Enlargement and Neighbourhood Region”

Cvijanović, Vladimir, Alasdair Reid & Hugo Hollanders, Mar 2021, How to measure environmental innovation, This report for the European Commission examines which indicators capture, either directly or indirectly, the framework conditions for and investment into environmental innovation activity and its impact on environmental sustainability, More information

Soete, Luc, Sylvia Schwaag Serger, Johan Stierna & Hugo Hollanders, Jun 2021, European Union, in: UNESCO Science Report: the Race against Time for Smarter Development, UNESCO Publishing, Paris

Hollanders, Hugo & Adriana Palmi Rantcheva, Jun 03, 2021, Measuring (environmental) innovation - How do European countries perform, Keynote speech at BASIQ 2021 conference on "New Trends in Sustainable Business and Consumption", More information

Bierbaum, Mira & Eleonora Nillesen, 2021, Sustaining the integrity of the threatened self: A cluster-randomised trial among social assistance applicants in the Netherlands, PLoS ONE, 16(6): e0252268, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0252268, More information

Rubiano , Eliana, 2021, Essays on Conflict-Induced Displacement and Gender in Colombia, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University

Njagi, Purity, 2021, 'Financial risk, vulnerability and equity of access to health care services in Kenya, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University

Bernal, Gloria, 2021, Preferences and Performance of High School Students in Response to Scholarships, Information, and Co-education, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University

Espinosa Romero, Maria, 2021, The Shadow of State Hierarchy, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University

Drauz, Philip, 2021, Who calls the shots and why? The role of actors and institutions in the response to the sovereign debt crisis in the euro area, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University

Muzyamba, Choolwe (ed.), 2021, Lockdowns aimed at fighting COVID-19 causing more harm than good in Sub-Saharan Africa, Pan African Medical Journal, 39(102), DOI: 10.11604/pamj.2021.39.102.26023]

Aridi, Anwar, Daniel Querejazu & Pluvia Zuniga, 2021, Knowledge transfer activities and conditions for impact in Bulgarian public research institutions: A survey-based diagnostic, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2021-026

Delera, Michele , 2021, Is production in global value chains (GVCs) sustainable? A review of the empirical evidence on social and environmental sustainabilitiy in GVCs, Poverty Reduction, Equity and Growth Network (PEGNet) Policy Studies}, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW), Kiel, More information

Kleine Deters, Bart, 2021, A quantitative approach to the right to education; Concept, measurement, and effects, PhD Dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University

Balde, Racky, 2021, Essays on informal versus formal economy choices, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University

Rivera Leon, Lorena, 2021, Unveiling the determinants of scientific productivity in middle-income countries: An economics of science perspective, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University

Cantore, Nicola & Ludovico Alcorta, Mar 2021, Structuralist Contributions to Development Thinking, in: Neil-Foster-McGregor, Ludovico Alcorta, Adam Szirmai and Bart Verspagen (eds), New Perspectives on Structural Change: Causes and Consequences of Structural Change in the Global Economy, Oxford University Press, Oxford

Benavente, J. M. & Pluvia Zuniga, 2021, The effectiveness of innovation policy and the moderating role of market competition: Evidence from Latin American firms, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2021-025

Benavente, J. M. & Pluvia Zuniga, 2021, How does market competition affect firm innovation incentives in emerging countries? Evidence from Latin American firms, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2021-024

Wirkierman, Ariel L., Tommaso Ciarli & Maria Savona, 2021, A map of the fractal structure of high-tech dynamics across EU regions, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2021-023

Owusu, Solomon, 2021, Powering structural transformation and productivity gains in Africa: The role of global value chains and resource endowments, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2021-022

Vernon, Victoria & Klaus F. Zimmermann, Jan 2021, Walls and Fences: A Journey Through History and Economics, in: Kourtit, K., Newbold, B., Nijkamp, P. and Partridge, M, The Economic Geography of Cross-Border Migration, Springer, Heidelberg et al., pp. 33-54, More information

Karabulut, Gokhan, Klaus F. Zimmermann, Mehmet Huseyin Bilgin & Asli Cansin Doker, 2021, Democracy and COVID-19 Outcomes, Economics Letters, 203(June 2021): 109840, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2021.109840, More information

Laar, Mindel, Katerina Triantos & Lutz Krebs, 2021, Supporting academic advising through self-directed, blended learning, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2021-021

Iacoella, Francesco, Bruno Martorano, Laura Metzger & Marco Sanfilippo, 2021, Chinese official finance and political participation in Africa, European Economic Review, 136, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.euroecorev.2021.103741, More information

Ciarli, Tommaso, Maria Savona & Jodie Thorpe, 2021, Innovation for Inclusive Structural Change, in: Jeong-Dong Lee, Keun Lee, Dirk Meissner, Slavo Radosevic, and Nicholas S. Vonortas (eds), Challenges of Technology and Economic Catch-Up in Emerging Economies, Oxford University Press, Oxford, More information

Ramani, Shyama V. , 2021, How should policymakers tackle ‘wicked’ problems? From designing solutions to building legitimacy, UNU-MERIT Policy Brief(1)

Rousselière, Samira, Shyama V. Ramani & Damien Rousselière, 2021, The organizational choice of technology transfer mode: Theory and application to the genetically modified plant industry, Managerial and Decision Economics, Online, DOI: 10.1002/mde.3320, More information

Lorentz, André, Tommaso Ciarli, Maria Savona & Marco Valente, 2021, Structural Transformations and Cumulative Causation Towards an Evolutionary Micro-foundation of the Kaldorian Growth Model, in: Uwe Cantner, Marco Guerzoni, Simone Vannuccini (eds), Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Industrial Dynamics and Evolutionary Economics, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, More information

Ciarli, Tommaso & Karolina Safarzynska, 2021, Sustainability and Industrial Change: The Hindering Role of Complexity, in: Uwe Cantner, Marco Guerzoni, Simone Vannuccini (eds), Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Industrial Dynamics and Evolutionary Economics, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, More information

Zinyemba, Tatenda, Wim Groot & Milena Pavlova, 2021, Effects of HIV on gender gaps in school attendance of children in Zimbabwe: a non-linear multivariate decomposition analysis, Education Economics: 1-19, More information

Siruno, Lalaine, 2021, ‘We are Filipinos, we do bayanihan, we help each other’: undocumented migrants in the Netherlands during COVID, London School of Economics - COVID-19 Blog, More information

Falkingham, Jane, Corrado Giulietti, Jackline Wahba & Chuhong Wang, 2021, The Impact of Brexit on International Students' Return Intentions, The Manchester School, 89(2): 139-171, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/manc.12356

Vernon, Victoria & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2021, Walls and Fences: A Journey Through History and Economics, in: Kourtit K., Newbold B., Nijkamp P., Partridge M, The Economic Geography of Cross-Border Migration. Footprints of Regional Science, Springer, Cham, More information

Pineli, André, Rajneesh Narula & René Belderbos, 2021, FDI, multinationals and structural change in developing countries, in: Alcorta, L.,Szirmai, A., Verpagen, B. And Foster-McGregor, N. (eds), New Perspectives on Structural Change: Causes and Consequences of Structural Change in the Global Economy, Oxford University Press, UK, More information

Belderbos, René, F. Benoit, S. Edet, G. Ho Lee & M. Riccaboni, 2021, Global Cities' Cross-Border Innovation Networks, in: Davide Castellani, Alessandra Perri, Antonello Zanfei, and Vittoria G. Scalera (eds), Cross-border Innovation in a Changing World, Oxford University Press, UK

Belderbos, René, Jinhyuck (Joseph) Park & M. Carree, 2021, Do R&D investments in weak IPR countries destroy market value? The role of internal linkages, Strategic Management Journal, Online, DOI: 10.1002/smj.3268, More information

Belderbos, René, Vincent Van Roy & Leo Sleuwaegen, 2021, Does trade participation limit domestic firms’ productivity gains from inward foreign direct investment?, Eurasian Business Review, 11(1): 83-109, DOI: 10.1007/s40821-020-00175-5, More information

Belderbos, René, Marcelina Grabowska, Stijn Kelchtermans, Bart Leten, Jojo Jacob & M. Riccaboni, 2021, Whither Geographic Proximity? Bypassing Local R&D Units in Foreign University Collaboration, Journal of International Business Studies, 52(3): 1-29, DOI: 10.1057/s41267-021-00413-6, More information

Spinola, Danilo, 2021, The La Marca model revisited: Structuralist goodwin cycles with evolutionary supply side and balance of payments constraints, Metroeconomica, 72(1): 189-212, DOI: 10.1111/meca.12316, More information

Abdallah, Gorah K., Enno Masurel, Wim Naudé & Emiel L. Eijdenberg, 2021, Unboxing Entrepreneurial Motivations in Tanzania, Journal of African Business, Online, DOI: 10.1080/15228916.2020.1785236, More information

Natorski, Michal, Apr 06, 2021, COVID-19 crisis and the governance of complex emergencies: how resilient are the International Organizations?, International Studies Association 61st Annual Convention, 6-9 April 2021, Virtually in Las Vegas

Voltolioni, Benedetta, Michal Natorski & Colin Hay (eds.), 2021, Crisis and Politicisation. The Framing and Re-framing of Europe’s Permanent Crisis, Routledge, Oxon, More information

Wirkierman, Ariel L., Tommaso Ciarli & Maria Savona, 2021, A taxonomy of European innovation clubs, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2021-020

Volante, Louis, Don A. Klinger, Livianna Tossutti & Melissa Siegel, 2021, Student achievement depends on reducing poverty now and after COVID-19, The Conversation, April 19, More information


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