Latest Publications

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

Gassmann, Franziska & Bruno Martorano, 2019, The future of work and its implications for social protection and the welfare state, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2019-039

Volante, Louis, John Jerrim, Jo Ritzen & Sylke Schnepf, 2019, This is how the way the world measures success in education is changing, World Economic Forum - Agenda Weekly, More information

Volante, Louis, John Jerrim & Jo Ritzen, 2019, High school dropouts cost countries a staggering amount of money, The Conversation, More information

Volante, Louis, Sylke Schnepf, John Jerrim & Don A. Klinger (eds.), 2019, Socioeconomic Inequality and Student Outcomes: Cross-National Trends, Policies, and Practices, Springer Press, Singapore, More information

Biesebroeck, Johannes (ed.), Jul 2019, The Extent of GVC Engagement in Sub-Saharan Africa, World Bank, Washington, D.C, This paper exploits information from two different datasets to provide a novel and multi-dimensional picture of the engagement of all sub-Saharan African countries in global value chains (GVCs). It documents in detail the nature of the underlying data and the way it is used to construct several indicators of GVC engagement. As a companion to the paper, the data files are made available to interested researchers. While it is impossible to summarize the broad range of experiences that we document, two patterns stand out. First, the level of GVC engagement of most countries in sub-Saharan Africa is rather low, especially for their manufacturing sectors. Second, while there is increased GVC engagement over time in some countries, this pattern is by no means universal. The average engagement for the region over the time period studied (1995-2018) is not even positive on average across countries for several indicators, More information

Calzada Olvera, Beatriz & Neil Foster-McGregor, Jun 2019, “Global value chains and employment in the mining sector”, International Input Output Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Calzada Olvera, Beatriz & Neil Foster-McGregor, Sep 19, 2019, “Global value chains and employment in the mining sector”, UNIDO/ESRC GPID Workshop “The Future of Work”, UNIDO Vienna, Austria

Innocenti, Stefania, G.L. Clark, S. McGill & J. Cuñado, 2019, The effect of past health events on intentions to purchase insurance: Evidence from 11 countries, Journal of Economic Psychology, 74(102204): 1-21, DOI: 10.1016/j.joep.2019.102204, More information

Iizuka, Michiko & Yoko Ikeda, 2019, Regulation and innovation under Industry 4.0: Case of medical/healthcare robot, HAL by Cyberdyne, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2019-038

Marotta, Julieta, May 08, 2019, How do Victims of Domestic Violence Participate in the Legal Process? An Empirical Approach to the Work of Public Prosecutors in Buenos Aires, Faculty of Law, Maastricht University

Tesfaye, Wondimagegn & Nyasha Tirivayi, 2019, Crop diversity, household welfare and consumption smoothing under risk: Evidence from rural Uganda, World Development, 125: 104686, DOI:, More information

Iacoella, Francesco & Nyasha Tirivayi, 2019, Determinants of maternal healthcare utilization among married adolescents: Evidence from 13 Sub-Saharan African countries, Public Health, Volume 177: 1-9, DOI:, More information

Ayoubi, Charles, Michele Pezzoni & Fabiana Visentin, 2019, Does it pay to do novel science? The selectivity patterns in science funding, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2019-037

Ziesemer, Thomas, 2019, The effects of R&D subsidies and publicly performed R&D on business R&D: A survey, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2019-036

Narula, Rajneesh & Khadija van der Straaten, 2019, A comment on the multifaceted relationship between multinational enterprises and within-country inequality, Forthcoming, Critical Perspectives on International Business, 2019, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2019-035

Narula, Rajneesh, 2019, Enforcing higher labour standards within developing country value chains: Consequences for MNEs and informal actors in a dual economy, Forthcoming, Journal of International Business Studies Vol 50, 2019, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2019-034

Muttaqien, Arip, Cathal O'Donoghue & Denisa Maria Sologon, 2019, Decomposing polarisation across developing countries: case study of China, India, and Indonesia, Asian-Pacific Economic Literature, DOI: 10.1111/apel.12267, More information

Scarazzati, Stefano & Lili Wang, 2019, The effect of collaborations on scientific research output: the case of nanoscience in Chinese regions, Scientometrics, DOI: 10.1007/s11192-019-03220-x, More information

Iizuka, Michiko, Carlo Pietrobelli & Fernando Vargas, 2019, The Potential for innovation in mining value chains. Evidence from Latin America, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2019-033

Barbieri, Laura, Chiara Mussida, Mariacristina Piva & Marco Vivarelli, 2019, Testing the employment and skill impact of new technologies: A survey and some methodological issues, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2019-032

Pietrobelli, Carlo, 2019, Modern industrial policy in Latin America: Lessons from cluster development policies, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2019-031

Naudé, Wim, 2019, The decline in entrepreneurship in the West: Is complexity ossifying the economy?, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2019-030

Ziesemer, Thomas, 2019, Japan's productivity and GDP growth: The role of GBAORD, public and foreign R&D, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2019-029

Justino, Patricia & Bruno Martorano, 2019, Redistributive Preferences and Protests in Latin America, Journal of Conflict Resolution, 63(9): 2128-2154, DOI:, More information

Torres Mazzi, Caio & Neil Foster-McGregor, 2019, Imported intermediates, technological capabilities and exports: Evidence from Brazilian firm-level data, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2019-028

Reitmann, Ann-Kristin, Micheline Goedhuys, Michael Grimm & Eleonora Nillesen, 2019, Measuring attitudes on gender equality and domestic violence in the Arab context - The role of framing, priming and interviewer effects, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2019-027

Russo, Emanuele, Neil Foster-McGregor & Bart Verspagen, 2019, Characterizing growth instability: new evidence on unit roots and structural breaks in long run time series, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2019-026

Tacsir, Ezequiel & Mariano Pereira, 2019, Who has been drivingrnthe creation of industrial employment in Argentina?: An analysis of the role of innovation, CEPAL Review, 127: 171-189, More information

Turkeli, Serdar & Martine Schophuizen, 2019, Decomposing the Complexity of Value: Integration of Digital Transformation of Education with Circular Economy Transition, Social Sciences, 8(8): (243)-1-22, More information

Hajzeri, Arlinda & Victor Osei Kwadwo (eds.), 2019, Investigating integration of edible plants in urban open spaces: Evaluation of policy challenges and successes of implementation, Land Use Policy, 84: 43-48, More information

Osei Kwadwo, Victor & Obaa Akua Konadu, 2019, Can Ghana Afford the Sustainable Development Goal on Education?, African Education Review, DOI:, More information

Wintjes, René & Hugo Hollanders, 2019, Promoting Innovation, Capabilities and Impact for SMEs in Traditional Industries Calls for Variety in Innovation Support, L'industria, Rivista di economia e politica industriale, 2019(1): 45-74, DOI: 10.1430/94059, More information

Pereira, Mariano & Ezequiel Tacsir, 2019, ¿Quién impulsó la generación de empleo industrial en la Argentina?: Un análisis sobre el rol de la innovación, Revista de la CEPAL, 127: 195-216, More information

Crespi, Gustavo A., Ezequiel Tacsir & Mariano Pereira, 2019, Effects of innovation on employment in Latin America, Industrial and Corporate Change, 28(1): 139-159, DOI:, More information

Merkle, Ortrun & Pui-hang Wong, Dec 2019, It is all about power: Corruption, patriarchy and the political participation of women, in: Konte, Maty & Nyasha Tirivayi (eds.), Women and Sustainable Human Development: Empowering Women in Africa, Palgrave Macmillan, Geneva, More information

Ziesemer, Thomas, 2019, Semi-endogenous growth models with domestic and foreign private and public R&D linked to VECMs, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2019-025

Haile, Kaleab, Eleonora Nillesen & Nyasha Tirivayi, 2019, Impact of Formal Climate Risk Transfer Mechanisms on Risk-Aversion: Empirical Evidence from Rural Ethiopia, Munich Society for the Promotion of Economic Research - CESifo GmbH, Munich, Germany, More information

Haile, Kaleab, Nyasha Tirivayi & Wondimagegn Tesfaye, 2019, Farmers’ willingness to accept payments for ecosystem services on agricultural land: The case of climate-smart agroforestry in Ethiopia, Ecosystem Services, 39: 100964, DOI:, More information

Nillesen, Eleonora, Michael Grimm, Micheline Goedhuys, Ann-Kristin Reitmann & Aline Meysonnat, Aug 2019, On the Malleability of Implicit Attitudes Towards Women Empowerment: Evidence from Tunisia, Germany, IZA Discussion Paper No. 12471, More information

Mancigotti, Cristina, Jul 2019, On women & power: From surface shine to core strength, How many times have you rolled your eyes when someone said a country is progressive because half the parliament is made up of women? How much can this really tell us about gender equality and women’s participation in any particular country? Why does it even matter?, More information

Konte, Maty & Nyasha Tirivayi (eds.), Dec 2019, Women and Sustainable Human Development:rnEmpowering Women in Africa, Palgrave Macmillan, Geneva, More information

Wang, Lili, Fang Chen & Mark Knell, 2019, Patterns of technology upgrading – the case of biotechnology in China, Asian Journal of Technology Innovation, 27(2): 152-171, DOI: 10.1080/19761597.2019.1641417, More information

Kuss, Maria Klara, Jun 20, 2019, Understanding Social Protection as Technologies of Social Ordering and Reproduction within Contemporary Development, Panel co-convened and chaired, together with María Gabriela Palacio Ludena, Hayley Jones, and Andrew Fischer, at the Development Studies Association 2019 International Conference, Milton Keynes, 20 June 2019

Kuss, Maria Klara, Jun 20, 2019, Implementing social protection in rural Zambia: why the transformative expectations remain unfulfilled, Paper presented at Development Studies Association 2019 International Conference, Milton Keynes, 20 June 2019

Kuss, Maria Klara, Jun 26, 2019, Why does nobody talks about care? A bottom- up perspective on social protection policy processes in Zambia, Paper presented at UNU-Merit Conference 2019, Internal Conference, Maastricht, 26 June 2019

Savut, Ipek Peri, Serdar Turkeli & Yelda Erden-Topal, Jan 2019, Sustainability Transitions and Innovation Review: Turkey, Global Map of Eco-innovation Related Policies, European Commission, Ref. Ares (2019) 572347 - 31/01/2019, More information

Turkeli, Serdar & René Kemp, Jan 2019, How to support eco-innovation in trade policy and in international trade regimes?, Eco-innovation Policy Agendas: Global Knowledge Synthesis of Rationales and Evidence, European Commission Ref. Ares(2019)1009753 - 18/02/2019, More information

Turkeli, Serdar, René Kemp & Jan Janzen, Jan 2019, Scoreboard, Landscape of Eco-innovations, Eco-innovation Policy Agendas: Global Knowledge Synthesis of Rationales and Evidence; European Commission Ref. Ares(2019)571079 - 31/01/2019, More information

Muzyamba, Choolwe, 2019, Has the social justice approach become pervasive as a tool for fighting HIV in women? The case of Zambia, BMC Research Notes, 12(379), More information