Latest Publications


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

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, D., 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

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: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00191-020-00688-2, 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: https://doi.org/10.3390/economies8040084, 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


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