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Hollanders, Hugo, N. Es-Sadki, Iris Merkelbach & Aishe Khalilova, Jun 2020, European Innovation Scoreboard 2020, Report for the European Commission, DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, More information

Yu, Yip Ching, Jul 01, 2020, Pathways to Intergenerational Welfare Assimilation: Evidence from the Netherlands, IMISCOE Conference 2020

Hollanders, Hugo & Monika Matusiak, Jul 2020, Mapping innovation potential for place-based innovation policies, in: Roberta Capello, Alexander Kleibrink, Monika Matusiak, Quantitative Methods for Place-Based Innovation Policy: Measuring the Growth Potential of Regions, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, More information

Yu, Yip Ching, Jun 25, 2020, Pathways to Intergenerational Welfare Assimilation: Evidence from the Netherlands, EALE SOLE AASLE World Labour Economics Conference 2020

Filippetti, Andrea & Antonio Vezzani, 2020, The political economy of public research, or why some governments commit to research more than others, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2020-029

Avenyo, Elvis, John Nana Francois & Tatenda Zinyemba, 2020, COVID-19, Lockdowns, and Africa’s Informal Sector: Lessons from Ghana, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2020-028

Leitner, Karl-Heinz Leitner, Bianca Poti, René Wintjes & Jan Youtie, 2020, How companies respond to growing research costs: cost control or value creation?, International Journal of Technology Management, 82(1): 1-25, DOI:, More information

Porcile, Gabriel, Danilo Spinola & Giuliano Yajima, 2020, Patterns of growth in structuralist models: The role of the real exchange rate and industrial policy, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2020-027

Reitmann, Ann-Kristin, Micheline Goedhuys, Michael Grimm & Eleonora Nillesen, 2020, Gender attitudes in the Arab region – the role of framing and priming effects, Journal of Economic Psychology, DOI:, More information

Ndubuisi, Gideon & Solomon Owusu, 2020, How important is GVC participation to export upgrading, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2020-026

Bárcena-Martín, Elena, Samuel Medina-Claros & Salvador Pérez-Moreno, 2020, Economic gender gap in the Global South: how institutional quality matters, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2020-025

Merkle, Ortrun, May 2020, Gender and corruption: what we know and ways forward, in: Alina Mungiu-Pippidi & Paul M. Heywood (Eds.), A Research Agenda for Studies of Corruption, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, More information

Volante, Louis, Camila Lara, Don A. Klinger & Melissa Siegel, 2020, The use of a multi-dimensional support model to examine policies and practices for immigrant students across Canada, Canadian Journal of Education, 43(1): 121-169, More information

Narula, Rajneesh, 2020, Policy opportunities and challenges from the Covid-19 pandemic for economies with large informal sectors, forthcoming in Journal of International Business Policy 2020, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2020-024

Cathles, Alison, Gaurav Nayyar & Désirée Rückert, Apr 2020, Digital technologies and firm performance: Evidence from Europe. EIB Working Paper 2020/06, European Investment Bank, (EIB), More information

Cathles, Alison, 2020, Sources of Data on Digital Talent in Latin America and the Caribbean, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), DOI:, More information

Carneiro, Ana Maria, Cintia Denise Granja, Daniela Atães de Oliveira, Flávia Colus & Simone Pallone, 2020, A Pós-Graduação nas Universidades Estaduais Paulistas e a Covid-19: ação e reação, Geosciences Institute Website (University of Campinas), More information

Granja, Cintia Denise & Ana Maria Carneiro, 2020, O programa Ciência sem Fronteiras e a falha sistêmica no ciclo de políticas públicas, ENSAIO, 28: 1-23, DOI: 10.1590/s0104-40362020002801962, More information

Carneiro, Ana Maria, Ana Maria Nunes Gimenez, Cintia Denise Granja, Elizabeth Balbachevsky, Flavia Consoni & Victor Fidêncio Andretta, 2020, Diáspora brasileira de ciência, tecnologia e inovação: panorama, iniciativas auto-organizadas e políticas de engajamento, Idéias, 11: 1-29, DOI:, More information

Baum, Christopher F, Hans Lööf, Andreas Stephan & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2020, Occupational sorting and wage gaps of refugees, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2020-023

Balde, Racky, Mohamed Boly & Elvis Avenyo, 2020, Labour market effects of COVID-19 in sub-Saharan Africa: An informality lens from Burkina Faso, Mali and Senegal, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2020-022

Rossello, Giulia, Robin Cowan & Jacques Mairesse, 2020, Ph.D. research output in STEM: the role of gender and race in supervision, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2020-021

Ritzen, Jo, 2020, Public universities, in search of enhanced funding, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2020-020

Calzada Olvera, Beatriz & Michiko Iizuka, 2020, How does innovation take place in the mining industry? Understanding the logic behind innovation in a changing context, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2020-019

Siegel, Melissa, 2020, Migration and Health, in: Bastia, Tanja & Ronald Skeldon, Routledge Handbook of Migration and Development, Routledge, UK, More information

Ndubuisi, Gideon, 2020, Trust and R&D investments: evidence from OECD countries, Journal of Institutional Economics, Online, DOI: 10.1017/S1744137420000156, More information

Ndubuisi, Gideon, 2020, Contractual frictions and the patterns of trade: The role of generalized trust, The Journal of International Trade & Economic Development, online, DOI: 10.1080/09638199.2020.1745259, More information

Soete, Luc, May 2020, Hammer or nudge? Science-based policy advice in the COVID-19 pandemic, The COVID-19 pandemic is not only confronting the world with a new and deadly virus – it has also brought ‘science’ back into the lead of policymaking. One can only welcome this dramatic recognition of the value and role of science to society amid the COVID-19 public health challenge. However, the science-based policy advice for measures to combat COVID-19 has also some worrying features. Three are being discussed here. They have led to a strong national bias in both science-based policy advice and in the national policies implemented to combat COVID-19. Alternative approaches are discussed focusing in particular on the European Union, More information

Vinci, Vincenzo & Keetie Roelen, 2020, The relevance of institutions and people’s preferences in the PSNP and IN-SCT programmes in Ethiopia, International Social Security Review, 73(1): 139-167, DOI: 10.1111/issr.12230, More information

Borgonovi, Francesca & Louis Volante, Feb 2020, PISA 2018 indicates gender reading gaps are closing: Is it time to celebrate?, The blog International-Education is an outcome of the project OCCAM. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 76500, More information

Kuss, Maria Klara, 2020, Extending Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Social Policy in Developing Countries, International Workshop co-convened, organised and chaired, together with Andrew Fischer, María Gabriela Palacio Ludeña, and Hayley Jones, International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Hague, 10-11 February 2020

Kuss, Maria Klara, 2020, The limitation of technocratic narratives: a bottom-up perspective on social protection policy processes in Zambia, Paper presented at International Workshop, International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Hague, 11 February 2020

Zimmermann, Klaus F., Gokhan Karabulut, Mehmet Huseyin Bilgin & Asli Cansin Doker, 2020, Inter-country Distancing, Globalisation and the Coronavirus Pandemic, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2020-018

Kaltenberg, Mary, 2020, From Micro to Macro: Essays on Technological Change and Income Divergence, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University

Ragab, Nora Jasmin, 2020, Diaspora Mobilisation in a Conflict Setting: The Emergence and Trajectories of Syrian Diaspora Mobilisation in Germany, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University

Tomai, Maria, Apr 2020, When Mother Earth sends a message: We must respond!, Short blog on International Mother Earth Day, More information

Nour, Samia S. O. M., 2020, Overview of the Sudan Uprising, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2020-017

Nour, Samia S. O. M., 2020, Migration of higher education students from the North Africa Region to the United Kingdom, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2020-016

Ritzen, Jo, Javi Lopez, André Knottnerus, Salvador Pérez-Moreno, George Papandreou & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2020, Taking the challenge: A joint European policy response to the corona crisis to strengthen the public sector and restart a more sustainable and social Europe, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2020-015

Njagi, Purity, J. Arsenijevic & Wim Groot, 2020, Cost–related unmet need for healthcare services in Kenya, BMC Health Services Research, DOI: 10.1186/s12913-020-05189-3, More information

Soete, Luc, Bart Verspagen & Thomas Ziesemer, 2020, The economic impact of public R&D: an international perspective, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2020-014

Müller-Funk, Lea & Sonja Fransen, Mar 2020, Return aspirations and coerced return: A case study on Syrian refugees in Turkey and Lebanon, International Migration Institute, Amsterdam, IMI Working papers, More information

Ziesemer, Thomas, 2020, Semi-endogenous growth models with domestic and foreign private and public R&D linked to VECMs with evidence for five countries, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2020-013

Fagerberg, Jan & Bart Verspagen, 2020, Technological revolutions, structural change & catching-up, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2020-012

Piva, Mariacristina, Massimiliano Tani & Marco Vivarelli, 2020, The productivity impact of business visits across industries, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2020-011

Sumner, Andy, Mar 2020, Industrialisation and De-Industrialisation in the Developing World, Many middle-income developing countries are experiencing stalled industrialisation or ‘premature de-industrialisation’. Premature deindustrialisation refers to an empirical observation that some developing countries have reached ‘peak manufacturing’ in employment and GDP shares at lower levels than earlier industrialisers. In other words, the opportunities manufacturing presents for economic development and employment creation are being exhausted earlier and with fewer of the benefits that have typically accrued to countries through manufacturing. This brief discusses the phenomenon and the policy implications for developing countries looking ahead, More information

Martorano, Bruno, Laura Metzger & Marco Sanfilippo, 2020, Chinese development assistance and household welfare in Sub-Saharan Africa, World Development, 129, DOI:

Hooijen, Inge, Christoph Meng & Julia Reinold, 2020, Be prepared for the unexpected: The gap between (im)mobility intentions and subsequent behaviour of recent higher education graduates, Population Space and Place, 2313, DOI:, More information

Zinyemba, Tatenda, Wim Groot & Milena Pavlova, 2020, EFFECTS OF HIV/AIDS ON CHILDREN’S EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT: A SYSTEMATIC LITERATURE REVIEW, Journal of Economic Surveys, 34(1): 35-84, DOI: 10.1111/joes.12345, More information

Ayoubi, Charles, Sandra Barbosu, Michele Pezzoni & Fabiana Visentin, 2020, What matters in funding: The value of research coherence and alignment in evaluators' decisions, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2020-010