Latest Publications

Constant, Amelie, 2020, Time-space dynamics of return and circular migration: Theories and evidence, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2020-004

Sartorello Spinola, Danilo, 2020, Uneven development and the balance of payments constrained model: Terms of trade, economic cycles, and productivity catching-up, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2020-003

Sartorello Spinola, Danilo, 2020, The La Marca Model revisited: Structuralist Goodwin cycles with evolutionary supply side and balance of payments constraints, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2020-002

Sartorello Spinola, Danilo, 2020, Debating the assumptions of the Thirlwall Model: A VECM analysis of the Balance of Payments for Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2020-001

Loschmann, Craig & Katrin Marchand, 2020, The labor market reintegration of returned refugees in Afghanistan, Small Business Economics, DOI:, More information

Confraria, Hugo & Lili Wang, 2020, Medical research versus disease burden in Africa, Research Policy, 49(3): 103916, DOI:, More information

Turkeli, Serdar, 2020, Complexity and the Sustainable Development Goals: A Computational Intelligence Approach to Support Policy Mix Designs, Journal of Sustainability Research, 2(1): 1-22, DOI:, More information

Pietrobelli, Carlo, 2020, Industrial and Innovation Policies in a World of Global Value Chains, in: K. Lee K., J.D. Lee, S. Radosevic, D. Meissner and N. Vonortas, The Challenges of Technology and Economic Catch-Up in Emerging Economies, Oxford University Press, Oxford

Pietrobelli, Carlo & Robert Devlin, 2020, Modern Industrial Policy and Public–Private Councils at the Subnational Level: Mexico’s Experience in an International Perspective, L'Industria. Rivista di Economia e Politica Industriale

Turkeli, Serdar, Pui-hang Wong & Eleni Abraham Yitbarek, Jun 2020, Multiplex Learning: An Evidence-Based Approach to Design Policy Learning Networks in Sub-Saharan Africa for the SDGs, in: In: Ramutsindela M., Mickler D. (eds), Africa and the Sustainable Development Goals, Springer, Cham, Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020, Sustainable Development Goals Series, More information

Wang, Lili & Zexia Li, 2020, Knowledge flows from public science to industrial technologies, Journal of Technology Transfer, DOI:10.1007/s10961-019-09738-9, More information

Bilgili, Özge & Sonja Fransen, 2019, Return, Reintegration and the Role of State, Migration & Integration 8-Dialog zwischen Politik, Wissenschaft und Praxis, 8: 129

Adger, W. Neil, Emily Boyd, Anita Fabos, Sonja Fransen, Dominique Jolivet, George Neville, Ricardo Safra de Campos & Marjanneke J. Vijge, 2019, Migration transforms the conditions for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, Lancet Planetary Health, 3(11): 440-442, DOI: 10.1016/S2542-5196(19)30213-X

Fransen, Sonja & Hein de Haas, 2019, The Volume and Geography of Forced Migration, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, IMI Working Papers No. 156

Foster-McGregor, Neil, Önder Nomaler & Bart Verspagen, 2019, Measuring the creation and adoption of new technologies using trade and patent data, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2019-053

Barbieri, Laura, Mariacristina Piva & Marco Vivarelli, 2019, R&D, embodied technological change, and employment: evidence from Italian microdata, Industrial and Corporate Change, 28(1): 203-218, More information

Pellegrino, Gabriele, Mariacristina Piva & Marco Vivarelli, 2019, Beyond R&D: the role of embodied technological change in affecting employment, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 29(4): 1151-1171, More information

Akee, Randall, Liqiu Zhao & Zhong Zhao, 2019, Unintended consequences of China's new labor contract law on unemployment and welfare loss of the workers, China Economic Review, 53(C): 87-105, DOI: 10.1016/j.chieco.2018.08.008

Bonini, Nicolao, Stefania Pighin, Enrico Rettore, Lucia Savadori, Federico Schena, Sara Tonini & Paolo Tosi, 2019, Overconfident people are more exposed to “black swan” events: a case study of avalanche risk, Empirical Economics, 57(4): 1443-1467

Cecchi, Daniele, Enrico Rettore & Silvia Girardi, 2019, IC technology and learning: an impact evaluation of Cl@ssi 2.0, Education Economics, 27(3): 241-264

Giulietti, Corrado, Mirco Tonin & Michael Vlassopoulos, 2019, Racial Discrimination in Local Public Services: A Field Experiment in the US, Journal of the European Economic Association, 17(1): 165-204, DOI:, More information

Campos, Nauro F. , 2019, The Economics of Brexit, in: The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Palgrave, NN

Campos, Nauro F. , Fabrizio Coricelli & Luigi Moretti, 2019, Institutional integration & economic growth in Europe, Journal of Monetary Economics, 103: 88-104, DOI:, More information

Bruszt, Laszlo & Nauro F. Campos, 2019, Economic integration & state capacity, Journal of Institutional Economics, 15(3): 449-468, More information

Campos, Nauro F. , Jarko Fidrmuc & Iikka Korhonen, 2019, Business cycle synchronisation and currency unions: A review of the econometric evidence using meta-analysis, International Review of Financial Analysis, 61: 274-283, More information

Akay, Alpaslan, Peter Martinsson & Hilda Ralsmark, 2019, Relative concerns and sleep behavior, Economics and Human Biology, 33: 1-14, More information

Zimmermann, Klaus F., 2019, Social Cohesion and Labor Mobility, in: Oesterreichische Nationalbank (eds), Economic and Monetary Union – Deepening and Convergence, Proceedings of the 45th International Conference 2018 in Linz, Oesterreichische Nationalbank, Vienna, More information

Zimmermann, Klaus F., 2019, Identity Economics, in: Schaltegger, C. and Frey, B. S. (eds), 21st Century Economics. Economic Ideas You Should Read and Remember, Springer International Publishing, Frankfurt, More information

Chakraborty, Tanika, Simone Schüller & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2019, Beyond the Average: Ethnic Capital Heterogeneity and Intergenerational Transmission of Education, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 163(4): 551-569, More information

Iizuka, Michiko, Carlo Pietrobelli & Fernando Vargas, 2019, The Potential for Innovation in Mining Value Chains. Evidence from Latin America, in: A. Daly, D. Humphreys, J. Raffo and G. Valacchi, Innovation in Mining, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK

Gözgör, Giray, Mehmet Huseyin Bilgin & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2019, Public employment decline in developing countries in the 21st century: The role of globalization, Economics Letters, 184: 1-3, More information

Pietrobelli, Carlo, 2019, Modern Industrial Policy in Latin America: Lessons from Cluster Development Policies, in: A. Oqubay and J.Y. Lin, The Oxford Handbook of Industrial Hubs and Economic Development, Oxford University Press, Oxford

Lema, Rasmus, Carlo Pietrobelli & Roberta Rabellotti, 2019, Innovation in Global Value Chains, in: S. Ponte, G. Gereffi and G. Raj-Reichert, Handbook on Global Value Chains, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK

Pastore, Francesco & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2019, Understanding school-to-work transitions, International Journal of Manpower, 40(3): 374-378, More information

Celbis, Mehmet Guney, Denis de Crombrugghe & Joan Muysken, 2019, Competition for Infrastructure Among Regions in Turkey, Bölgesel Arastirmalar Dergisi, 3(4): 115-161, More information

Meshkovska, Biljana, Nasrat Sayed, Katharina Koch, Iman Rajabzadeh, Carole Wenger & Melissa Siegel, 2019, Afghan Diaspora in Europe: Mapping engagement in Denmark, Germany, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, Study commissioned by Danish Refugee Council, More information

Haile, Kaleab, Nyasha Tirivayi & Eleonora Nillesen, 2019, Climate shocks, coping responses and gender gap in human development, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2019-052

Nomaler, Önder & Bart Verspagen, 2019, Greentech homophily and path dependence in a large patent citation network, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2019-051

Dubow, Talitha, Sarah Roeder, Katrin Marchand & Melissa Siegel, 2019, Evidence of the Determinants of Migration in the EU, H2020 REMINDER Working Paper, More information

Wintjes, René, Nordine Es-Sadki & Ad Notten, 2019, Systemising social innovation initiatives and their regional context in Europe, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2019-050

Sillen, Daan, Pui-hang Wong & Serdar Turkeli, 2019, Community Currency Programmes as a Tool for Sustainable Development: The Cases of Mombasa and Nairobi Counties, Kenya, UNRISD, Geneva, More information

Volante, Louis, Francesca Borgonovi & Jo Ritzen, 2019, Global education rankings may overlook poor graduation rates, The Conversation, More information

Moro, Alessio & Carlo Valdes, 2019, Stuctural transformation in general equilibrium, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2019-049

Kuschminder, Katherine, Talitha Dubow, Ahmet Icduygu, Aysen Ustubici, Eda Kiriscioglu, Godfried Engbersen & Olga Mitrovic, Nov 2019, Decision Making on the Balkan Route and the EU-Turkey Statement, WODC Report, More information

Bierbaum, Mira & Michael Cichon, Nov 2019, Costing of a package of family-friendly transfers and services to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment: An introduction to the calculations and results, UN Women, New York, More information

Kemp, René, Anthony Arundel, Christian Rammer, Michal Miedzinski, Carlos Tapia, Nicolò Barbieri, Serdar Turkeli, Andrea M. Bassi, Massimiliano Mazzanti, Donald Chapman, Fernando J. Díaz López & Will McDowall, 2019, Measuring Eco-Innovation for a Green Economy, Wirtschaftspolitische Blätter, Special Issue on Nachhaltigkeit / Sustainability, 66(4): 391-404, More information

Siegel, Melissa, Nov 2019, Throwing development money at the ‘migration problem’ – is it completely misguided?, MIGNEX, MIGNEX Insight, More information

Gault, Fred, 2019, User innovation in the digital economy, Foresight and STI Governance, 13(3): 6-13, DOI: 10.17323/2500-2597.2019.3.6.12., More information

Tomai, Maria, 2019, Leave no waste behind: Exploring bottom-up initiatives in Ghana, UNU-MERIT, More information