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Leopold, Nga, Wim Groot, Sonila Tomini & Florian Tomini, 2020, Health insurance and self-employment transitions in Vietnam, Journal of Small Business Management, DOI:

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

Mueller, Charlotte & Katherine Kuschminder, 2020, Connecting Diaspora for Development 2 (CD4D2) Initial Report, Study commissioned by IOM, More information

Manuamorn, Ornsaran Pomme, 2020, Governance of International Adaptation Finance for Local Climate Change Adaptation: An Analysis of Adaptation Fund Projects, Dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University, More information

McFarland, Gillian, 2020, Doing Policy in Further Education: An exploration of the enactment of the GCSE Resit Policy in Further Education Colleges in England, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University

Mueller, Charlotte, Nov 2020, Diaspora Knowledge Transfer in Sierra Leone and Somaliland, in: Maty Konte and Linguère Mously Mbaye (eds), Migration, Remittances, and Sustainable Development in Africa, Routledge, Abingdon/New York, More information

Gasper, D.R., R. Jolly, G. Koehler, Tamara A. Kool & M. Simane, 2020, Adding human security and human resilience to help advance the SDGs agenda, International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University (ISS), The Hague, ISS Working Paper Series / General Series No. 665, More information

Nomaler, Önder, Danilo Spinola & Bart Verspagen, 2020, Schumpeter and Keynes: Economic growth in a super-multiplier model, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2020-049

Avenyo, Elvis & Gideon Ndubuisi, Oct 2020, Coping During COVID-19: Family Businesses and Social Assistance in Nigeria, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), London, The COVID-19 pandemic and the consequent Government-imposed restrictions have altered the way of life around the globe. Using the newly “Nigeria Baseline COVID-19 National Longitudinal Phone Survey 2020”, this paper contributes to the nascent literature on the Economics of COVID-19 by examining the impact of changes in income and social assistance due to the pandemic on the coping strategies of family business owners. We find that family business owners who experienced a reduction in income and those that received social assistance due to the pandemic are likely to increase their coping level. We discuss the policy implications of these findings, More information

Avenyo, Elvis, Maty Konte & Pierre Mohnen, 2020, Product innovation and informal market competition in sub-Saharan Africa: Firm-level evidence, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, DOI:, More information

Cette, Gilbert, Jimmy Lopez, Jacques Mairesse & Giuseppe Nicoletti, 2020, Economic adjustment during the Great Recession: The role of managerial quality, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2020-048

Kemp, René & Joost van Haaften, Oct 2020, The 4B’s: Follow Bauhaus to build back a better world, Looking to the post-pandemic future, we explain how a design-based approach known as ‘Bauhaus’ can be used to build back something truly better: starting with a socially stronger and fairer Europe combined with a low-carbon economy. Here we mean two things by the word ‘design’. First, a practice of designers for aesthetic products that last a long time. Second, social design as a partnership for multiple value creation, i.e. design for people by people. City authorities, planners, architects, students, investors, cooperatives and partnerships for multiple value creation will be key actors in this transformative programme, More information

Delera, Michele & Neil Foster-McGregor, 2020, On PTAs and Bilateral Trade: Is GVC Trade Sensitive to the Breadth of Trade Policy Cooperation?, Economies, 8(4), DOI:, More information

Gagliardi, D., F. Psarra, René Wintjes, K. Trendafili, J. Pineda Mendoza, Kirsten Haaland, Serdar Turkeli, C. Giotitsas, A. Pazaitis & F. Niglia, Oct 2020, New Technologies and Digitisation: Opportunities and Challenges for the Social Economy and Social Enterprises, “New Technologies and Digitisation: Opportunities and Challenges for the Social Economy and Social Enterprises” sets out to explore how the rising importance of the social economy in Europe is facing the challenges of digital transformation, More information

Belderbos, René & Pierre Mohnen, 2020, Inter-sectoral and international R&D spillovers, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2020-047

Delera, Michele , Carlo Pietrobelli, Elisa Calza & Alejandro Lavopa, 2020, Does value chain participation facilitate the adoption of industry 4.0 technologies in developing countries?, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2020-046

Mensah, Emmanuel Buadi, 2020, Is sub-Saharan Africa deindustrializing?, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2020-045

Mathew, Nanditha, Lorenzo Napolitano & Ugo Rizzo, 2020, The role of domestic-firm knowledge in foreign R&D collaborations: Evidence from co-patenting in Indian firms, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2020-044

Rodriguez, Omar, 2020, Essays on Entrepreneurship in Colombia, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University

Kidman, Rachel, Jennifer Waidler & Tia Palermo, 2020, Uptake of HIV testing among adolescents and associated adolescent-friendly services, BMC Health Services Research, 20, DOI: 10.1186/s12913-020-05731-3

Iacoella, Francesco, Patricia Justino & Bruno Martorano, 2020, Roots of dissent: Trade liberalization and the rise of populism in Brazil, Also published as UNU-WIDER Working Paper 118/2020, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2020-043

Cathles, Alison, Drew Gardiner, Micheline Goedhuys, Chen Gong, Michelle Gonzalez Amador & Eleonora Nillesen, Sep 2020, Youth Aspirations and the Future of Work: A Review of the Literature and Evidence, ILO, Geneva, ILO working paper #8, More information

Ramani, Shyama V. & Mhamed-Ali El-Aroui, 2020, On application of the precautionary principle to ban GMVs: an evolutionary model of new seed technology integration, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Online: 1-24, DOI: 10.1007/s00191-020-00694-4, More information

Urias, Eduardo & Shyama V. Ramani, 2020, Access to medicines after TRIPS: Is compulsory licensing an effective mechanism to lower drug prices? A review of the existing evidence, Journal of International Business Policy, Online: 1-18, DOI: 10.1057/s42214-020-00068-4, More information

Marotta, Julieta, Sep 10, 2020, A Fifth Wave of Access to Justice in the Family Law of Argentina, What is a Family Justice System For?, International Institute for the Sociology of Law

Marotta, Julieta, May 2020, On the virtual frontline: ‘Ensuring education while protecting the well-being of everyone’, UNU-MERIT Blog post, More information

Turok, Ivan & Alexis Habiyaremye, 2020, Territorial collaboration: a novel way to spread prosperity, Regional Studies, Online, DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2020.1807490, More information

Mack, Miriam, Sarah Roeder, Katrin Marchand & Melissa Siegel, 2020, Intra-EU migration: Shedding light on drivers, corridors and the relative importance of migrant characteristics, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2020-042

Anta, Rafael, Gustavo A. Crespi, Juan Carlos Navarro & Fernando Vargas, May 2020, The Time Has Come for Science. Will Latin America and the Caribbean Listen?, in: Responding to COVID-19 with Science, Innovation, and Productive Development, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington D.C, More information

Lebon-McGregor, Elaine, Sep 2020, A History of Global Migration Governance: Challenging Linearity, International Migration Institute, More information

Cebotari, Victor, N. Ramful, B. Elezaj & Chris de Neubourg, 2020, Women's Empowerment and Child Well-being in Ethiopia, Research brief UNICEF Ethiopia, More information

Elezaj, B., Victor Cebotari, N. Ramful & Chris de Neubourg, 2020, Gender Equality and Women Empowerment in Ethiopia, Research brief UNICEF Ethiopia, More information

Richardson, D., Victor Cebotari, A. Carraro & K. A. Damoah, 2020, Supporting Families and Children Beyond COVID-19: Social protection in Southern and Eastern Europe and Central Asia, UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti, Florence, More information

Wang, Lili, Xianwen Wang, Fredrik Piro & Niels J. Philipsen, 2020, The effect of competitive public funding on scientific output: A comparison between China and the EU, Research Evaluation, DOI:, More information

Laar, Mindel, Sep 2020, E-resilience in education: A conceptual framework, The COVID-19 health crisis pushed the education sector into online education, challenging both students and teachers to work with technological devices and software instead of joining face-to-face meetings. However, providing education online does not mean actual learning will take place. This policy brief presents a framework to visualise the e-resilience of the educational system, including ICT-related factors withinrnthe educational systems that determine capacity of that system and actors in the system to deal with shocks. Policymakers and educations providers should be mindful about the various levels or ‘layers’ within society, as inequality in each of the levels may increase because of lower e-resilience at that level, More information

Lebon-McGregor, Elaine, 2020, International Organizations and Global Migration Governance, PhD Dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University, More information

Habiyaremye, Alexis, Sep 2020, Tackling poverty and inequality in Southern Africa: transnational growth corridors as a solution, UNU-Wider research brief, volume 20, issue 5, More information

Djidonou, Gbenoukpo Robert & Neil Foster-McGregor, 2020, Stagnant manufacturing growth in India: The role of the informal economy, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2020-041

Moldalieva, Janyl, 2020, Playing the 'Game' of Transparency and Accountability in Kyrgyzstan's Natural Resource Governance, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University

Marchand, Katrin, Glenn Rayp & Ilse Ruyssen, 2020, Conclusion: Migration in the Global South: Indications for the Global Compact?, in: Glenn Rayp, Ilse Ruyssen & Katrin Marchand (eds), Regional Integration and Migration Governance in the Global South, Springer, Dordrecht, More information

Andersson, Lisa & Melissa Siegel, 2020, The Impact of Migration on Development in Developing Countries: A Review of the Empirical Literature, in: Glenn Rayp, Ilse Ruyssen & Katrin Marchand (eds), Regional Integration and Migration Governance in the Global South, Springer, Dordrecht, More information

Loschmann, Craig, 2020, Taking Stock of the Evidence on the Consequences of Hosting Refugees in the Global South, in: Glenn Rayp, Ilse Ruyssen & Katrin Marchand (eds), Regional Integration and Migration Governance in the Global South, Springer, Dordrecht, More information

Gravina, Antonio Francesco & Neil Foster-McGregor, 2020, Automation, globalisation and relative wages: An empirical analysis of winners and losers, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2020-040

Mairesse, Jacques, Michele Pezzoni & Fabiana Visentin, 2020, Does gender matter for promotion in science? Evidence from physicists in France, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2020-039