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Dietrich, Stephan, Valerio Giuffrida, Bruno Martorano & Georg Schmerzeck, 2021, COVID-19 policy responses, mobility, and food prices: Evidence from local markets in 47 low to middle income countries, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2021-008

Lema, Rasmus, Carlo Pietrobelli, Roberta Rabellotti & Antonio Vezzani, 2021, Deepening or delinking? Innovative capacity and global value chain participation in the ICT sectors, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2021-007

Habiyaremye, Alexis, Peter Jacobs, Olebogeng Molewa & Pelontle Lekomanyane, 2021, Macroeconomic stimulus packages and income inequality in developing countries: Lessons from the 2007-9 Great Recession for the Covid-19 crisis in South Africa, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2021-006

Habiyaremye, Alexis, Feb 2021, Creating jobs costs money - how can cash-strapped SA shape a post-pandemic turnaround?, fin24, Opinion piece, More information

Habiyaremye, Alexis, 2021, Co-Operative Learning and Resilience to COVID-19 in a Small-Sized South African Enterprise, Sustainability, 13(4): 1976, DOI: 10.3390/su13041976, More information

Kuschminder, Katherine, Charlotte Mueller, Kiza Magendane & Yannicke Goris, 2021, Diaspora and knowledge transfer - the evidence, The Broker, More information

Damioli, Giacomo, Vincent Van Roy & Daniel Vertesy, 2021, The impact of artificial intelligence on labor productivity, Eurasian Business Review, DOI: 10.1007/s40821-020-00172-8, More information

Calza, Elisa & Micheline Goedhuys, 2021, Just a Piece of Paper? Domestic Standards Certification and Small Firm Growth in Viet Nam, Journal of Development Studies, DOI: 10.1080/00220388.2021.1873289, More information

Nomaler, Önder & Bart Verspagen, 2021, Patent landscaping using 'green' technological trajectories, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2021-005

Karabulut, Gokhan, Klaus F. Zimmermann, Mehmet Huseyin Bilgin & Asli Cansin Doker, 2021, Democracy and COVID-19 Outcomes, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2021-004

Keijser, Charlotte, René Belderbos & Micheline Goedhuys, 2021, Governance and learning in global, regional, and local value chains: The IT enabled services industry in South Africa, World Development, 141, DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2021.105398, More information

Fagbeja, T. & Victor Cebotari, 2021, A robustness check to Multiple Overlapping Deprivation Analysis (MODA) methodology. The case of Nigeria, Social Policy Research Institute?, Belgium, SPRI Discussion Paper 2021-01, More information

Chávez, Cirenia, Victor Cebotari, Maria José Benítez, Dominique Richardson, Chii Fen Hiu & Juliana Zapata, 2021, School-Related Violence in Latin America and the Caribbean: Building an evidence base for stronger schools, UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti, Florence, Italy, Innocenti Working Papers no. 2021-02, More information

Celbis, Mehmet Guney, 2021, A Machine Learning Approach to Rural Entrepreneurship, Papers in Regional Science, DOI: 10.1111/pirs.12595, More information

Ziesemer, Thomas, 2021, Labour-augmenting technical change data for alternative elasticities of substitution, growth, slowdown, and distribution dynamics, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2021-003

Kool, Tamara A. , Giulio Bordon & Franziska Gassmann, 2021, Access to social protection for platform and other non-standard workers: A literature review, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2021-002

Rossello, Giulia, 2021, Social Transformations and Labour Market Entry: An Investigation into University Systems in Emerging Economies, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University

Wong, Pui-hang, 2021, Economic Deprivation: Approaches, Causes, and Consequences for Violent Conflicts, in: Leal Filho W., Azul A.M., Brandli L., Lange Salvia A., Özuyar P.G., Wall T. (eds), Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Springer, Cham

Iizuka, Michiko & Gerald Hane, 2021, Transformation towards sustainable development goals: Role of innovation ecosystems for inclusive, disruptive advances in five Asian case studies, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2021-001

Cebotari, Victor & Bilisuma Dito, 2021, Internal and international parental migration and the living conditions of children in Ghana, Children and Youth Services Review, 121(Februari): 105821, DOI: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2020.105821, More information

Turkeli, Serdar & René Kemp, Jan 2021, System Transitions for Sustainable Development Goal 9, in: Leal Filho W., Azul A.M., Brandli L., Lange Salvia A., Wall T, Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure. Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Springer Nature, Switzerland, More information

Gassmann, Franziska, Nga Leopold & Eszter Timar, Nov 2020, Technical Assistance to review Decree 136 with a focus on social assistance for children and propose policy options for the development of a new Decree in line with MPSARD targets and relevant to the context of a lower middle-income country, This assignment is to provide technical support to the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA)in revising Decree 136 on social assistance policy in Vietnam

Granja, Cintia Denise & Ana Maria Carneiro, Dec 2020, EU-Brazil Cooperation, in: Elizabeth Balbachevsky (eds), Yuzhuo Cai (eds), Heather Eggins (eds), and Svetlana Shenderova (eds), Building Higher Education Cooperation with the EU: Challenges and Opportunities from Four Continents, Brill, Leiden/Boston, More information

Marotta, Julieta, Nov 03, 2020, Multidisciplinary Assistance and Family Law: The Case of Argentina, M-EPLI Talk

Marotta, Julieta, Nov 25, 2020, An International Perspective on Violence Against Women and Access to Justice, Violence Against Women E-conference, UNICEF Student Team Maastricht

Diker, Eleni, Mohammad Khalaf, Michaella Vanore & Soha Youssef, 2020, Iraqi minorities in diaspora mapping of community structures, perceptions on return, and connections to the homeland, Research report commissioned by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), More information

Gasper, D., R. Jolly, G. Koehler, Tamara A. Kool & M. Simane, 2020, Shake and stir: Adding human security and human resilience to help advance the SDGs agenda, Journal of Human Security Studies, 9(3): 45-74, More information

Celbis, Mehmet Guney, Pui-hang Wong, Karima Kourtit & Peter Nijkamp, Nov 13, 2020, Innovativeness as a Product of Work-related and Place-based Conditions: Results of a Spatial Econometric and Machine Learning Approach, The 67th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, More information

Ritzen, Jo, 2020, Once the great lockdown is lifted; Post COVID-19 options for the economy, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2020-057

Bonaglia, Federico, Jason Gagnon, Elaine Lebon-McGregor, David Khoudour, Riad Meddeb, Daniel Naujoks & Sonia Plaza, Dec 2020, Strengthening the migration-development nexus in times of COVID-19: why policy coherence matters, World Bank Blogs, In observance of the International Migrants Day, Dec 18, More information

Owusu, Solomon, Adam Szirmai & Neil Foster-McGregor, 2020, The rise of the service sector in the global economy, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2020-056

Habiyaremye, Alexis & Veysel Avsar, 2020, Bilateral trade agreements and trade finance: evidence from Turkey, International Journal of Emerging Markets(online), DOI: 10.1108/IJOEM-07-2020-0751, More information

Mairesse, Jacques, Michele Pezzoni & Fabiana Visentin, 2020, Does gender matter for promotion in academia? Evidence from physicists in France, National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambrigde, MA, USA, NBER Working Paper No. 27789, More information

Mairesse, Jacques, Michele Pezzoni & Fabiana Visentin, 2020, Does gender matter for promotion in academia? Evidence from physicists in France, Revue Economique, 71(6): 1005-1043, DOI: 10.3917/reco.716.1005, More information

Wehn, Ute, Bertha Vallejo, Chris Seijger, Mamohloding Tlhagale, Natacha Amorsi, Seyram Kossi Sossou, Bettina Genthe & Jean Marie Kileshye Onema, 2020, Strengthening the knowledge base to face the impacts of climate change on water resources in Africa: A social innovation perspective, Environmental Science & Policy(Online), DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2020.09.026, More information

Richardson, Dominique, A. Carraro, Victor Cebotari, A. Gromada & G. Rees, 2020, Supporting Families and Children Beyond COVID-19: Social protection in high-income countries, Innocenti Research Report, UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti, Florence, More information

Leerkes, Arjen, Tineke Fokkema & Jonathan Bening, 2020, Community multiculturalism and self-reported immigrant crime: Testing three theoretical mechanisms, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2020-055

Wertza, Aurélie & Dorcas Mbuvi, 2020, Women, leadership and violent extremism: A potential security risk?, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2020-054

Nimeh, Zina, Tamara A. Kool, Francesco Iacoella & Alex Hunns, 2020, Rethinking humanitarian aid & making the case for humanitarian social protection: A response to the 2019 Global Refugee Forum, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2020-053

Cebotari, Victor, Oct 2020, How will COVID-19 disrupt child well-being in Southern and Eastern Europe and Central Asia?, UNICEF, UNICEF Evidence for Action Blog, More information

Cebotari, Victor, 2020, Migration, remittances and child education in Ghana: Evidence from a longitudinal study, in: M. Konte & L. M. Mbaye (Eds.), Migration, Remittances, and Sustainable Development in Africa, Routledge, London, More information

Rehm, Martin, Frank Cornelissen, Ad Notten & Alan Daly, 2020, A metric to assess brokerage positions within social networking sites, Teachers College Record, 122(6): 67-88, More information

Leopold, Nga, Wim Groot, Sonila Tomini & Florian Tomini, 2020, Health insurance and self-employment transitions in Vietnam, Journal of Small Business Management, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/00472778.2020.1786335

Chu, Shuai, Xiangquan Zeng & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2020, Parental gender stereotypes and student wellbeing in China, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2020-052

Cai, Shu & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2020, Social assimilation and labour market outcomes of migrants in China, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2020-051

Grazzi, Matteo & Fernando Vargas, Nov 2020, Desafíos para la Medición de la Innovación y el Cambio Tecnológico en América Latina y el Caribe, in: RICYT, El Estado de la Ciencia. Principales Indicadores de Ciencia y Tecnología Iberoamericanos/Interamericanos 2020, RICYT, Buenos Aires, More information

Mensah, Emmanuel Buadi, 2020, Structural change in developing countries: Patterns, causes, and consequences, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University

Merkle, Ortrun, Julia Reinold & Melissa Siegel, Nov 2020, Shaping the migration journey – the role of corruption, in: Maty Konte and Linguère Mously Mbaye (eds), Migration, Remittances, and Sustainable Development in Africa, Routledge, Abingdon/New York, More information

Schubert, Torben, Angela Jäger, Serdar Turkeli & Fabiana Visentin, 2020, Addressing the productivity paradox with big data: A literature review and adaptation of the CDM econometric model, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2020-050

Nillesen, Eleonora, Michael Grimm, Micheline Goedhuys, Ann-Kristin Reitmann & Aline Meysonnat, 2020, On the malleability of gender attitudes: Evidence from implicit and explicit measures in Tunisia, World Development, 138: 105263, DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2020.105263, More information


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