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Habiyaremye, Alexis & Indu Khurana, 2022, Economic policy uncertainty and the loss of South Africa’s growth momentum: Can the decline be reversed?, Daily Maverick, More information

Brown, Alessio J. G. & Anne-Lore Fraikin, 2022, The old-age pension household replacement rate in Belgium, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2022-004

Santarelli, Enrico, Jacopo Staccioli & Marco Vivarelli, 2022, Automation and related technologies: A mapping of the new knowledge base, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2022-003

Merkle, Ortrun, Jan 2022, Paper launch: Anti-corruption and gender: the role of women’s political participation, This event marks the publication of the latest research in WFD’s anti-corruption and integrity series, Anti-corruption and gender: the role of women’s political participation. Dr Ortrun Merkle will outline the project, drawing on three important case studies from Ukraine, Kenya and Indonesia, More information

Merkle, Ortrun, Jan 2022, Anti-corruption and gender: the role of women’s political participation, WFD anti-corruption and integrity series, 4. Westminster Foundation for Democracy, More information

Maldonado, Joana Elisa & Kristof De Witte, 2022, The impact of information provision to parents: Experimental evidence on student outcomes, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance, 31: 100548, DOI: 10.1016/j.jbef.2021.100548, More information

Ziesemer, Thomas, 2022, Estimation of a production function with domestic and foreign capital stock, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2022-002

Lorentz, André, Tommaso Ciarli, Maria Savona & Marco Valente, 2022, Structural transformations and cumulative causation towards an evolutionary micro-foundation of the Kaldorian growth model, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2022-001

Ziesemer, Thomas, 2022, Global Dynamics of Gini Coefficients of Education for 146 Countries: Update to 1950-2015 and a Compact Guide to the Literature, Bulletin of Applied Economics, 9(2): 85-95, DOI: doi:

Pezzoni, Michele, Reinhilde Veugelers & Fabiana Visentin, 2022, How fast is this novel technology going to be a hit? Antecedents predicting follow-on inventions, Research Policy, 51(3), More information

Delera, Michele , Carlo Pietrobelli, Elisa Calza & Alejandro Lavopa, 2022, Does value chain participation facilitate the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies in developing countries?, World Development, 152, DOI:, More information

Pineda, Javier & Omar Rodriguez, Dec 2021, Trabajadoras del cuidado en la salud: Crecimiento sin reconocimiento, in: Laura Porra-Santanilla Natalia Ramírez-Bustamante (eds), Mucho camello, poco empleo. Por qué el trabajo de las mujeres en Colombia es escaso, devalorado y mal remunerado, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá

Volante, Louis & Don A. Klinger, 2021, PISA and education reform in Europe: Cases of policy inertia, avoidance, and refraction, European Education, 53(1): 45-56, DOI:, More information

Malerba, Daniele, Stephan Dietrich, Franziska Gassmann & Armando Barrientos, 2021, Prioritarian rates of return to antipoverty transfers, Journal of International Development, More information

Dietrich, Stephan & Georg Schmerzeck, 2021, For real? Cash transfers’ effects on food consumption during price shocks in Kenya, Journal of Development Effectiveness, More information

Giuffrida, Valerio, Stephan Dietrich, Bruno Martorano & Georg Schmerzeck, 2021, COVID?19 policy responses, mobility, and food prices, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, More information

Pilipiec, Patrick, 2021, The effects of population aging, external shocks, and job uncertainty on job performance of older workers in the Netherlands, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University

Torres Mazzi, Caio, 2021, Learning, Capabilities and Governance in Global Value Chains, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University

Okamoto, Sanae & Raf Sluismans, Nov 2021, The secret to successful negotiating, Open Forum, Blog post, More information

Ayoubi, Charles, Michele Pezzoni & Fabiana Visentin, Jul 2021, Novel researchers have a lower chance of winning funding, Research Professional News, Opinion, More information

Notten, A. , Ioanna Grypari, Natalia Manola, Haris Papageorgiou, Mantas Budraitis & Dovydas Caturianas, 2021, Monitoring the open access policy of Horizon 2020, Commissioned by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, More information

Confraria, Hugo, E. Noyons & Tommaso Ciarli, Jul 12, 2021, Countries' research priorities in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals, 18th International Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics (ISSI) - Online, Leuven, Belgium, 12-15 July 2021, More information

Bevir, Mark, 2021, Theosophy, Cultural Nationalism, and Home Rule, in: Tim Rudbog and Erik Sand, Imagining the East: The Early Theosophical Society, Oxford University Press, UK, More information

Gassmann, Franziska, 2021, Data and analysis in social protection, in: Esther Schu?ring and Markus Loewe (Eds), Handbook on Social Protection Systems, Edward Elgar, UK, More information

Sehngelia, Lela, Milena Pavlova & Wim Groot, 2021, Women’s satisfaction with maternal care services in Georgia, Health Policy, 2: 100028, DOI: 10.1016/j.hpopen.2020.100028, More information

Bevir, Mark & Kai Yui Samuel Chan, 2021, What is a deliberative system? A tale of two ontologies, European Journal of Political Theory, Online, DOI: 10.1177/14748851211034106, More information

Ziegler, Rafael, Wendelin Wichtmann, Susanne Abel, René Kemp, Magali Simard & Hans Joosten, 2021, Wet peatland utilisation for climate protection – An international survey of paludiculture innovation, Cleaner Engineering and Technology, 5: 100305, DOI: 10.1016/j.clet.2021.100305, More information

Nsanzumuhire, Silas, Wim Groot, Sofie J. Cabus & Benjamin Bizimana, 2021, Understanding the extent and nature of academia-industry interactions in Rwanda, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 170: 120913, DOI: 10.1016/j.techfore.2021.120913, More information

Ndubuisi, Gideon & Solomon Owusu, 2021, Trust, Efficient Contracting and Export Upgrading, The European Journal of Development Research, Online, DOI: 10.1057/s41287-021-00486-x, More information

Anufriyeva, Valentyna, Milena Pavlova, Tetiana Stepurko & Wim Groot, 2021, The validity and reliability of self-reported satisfaction with healthcare as a measure of quality: a systematic literature review, International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 33(1): mzaa152, DOI:, More information

O'Donoghue, Cathal, C. Buckley, A. Chyzheuskaya, S. Green, P. Howley, Stephen Hynes, V. Upton & Mary Ryan, 2021, The spatial impact of rural economic change on river water quality, Land Use Policy, 103: 105322, DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2021.105322, More information

Dawid, Herbert, Gabriele Pellegrino & Marco Vivarelli, 2021, The role of demand in fostering product vs process innovation: a model and an empirical test, Journal of Evolutionary Economics volume, 31: 1553-1572, DOI: 10.1007/s00191-020-00695-3, More information

Franco Gavonel, Maria, W. Neil Adger, Ricardo Safra de Campos, Emily Boyd, Edward R Carr, Anita Fabos, Sonja Fransen, Dominique Jolivet, Caroline Zickgraf, Samuel N A Codjoe, Mumuni Abu & Tasneem Siddiqui, 2021, The migration-sustainability paradox: transformations in mobile worlds, Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 49: 98-109, DOI: 10.1016/j.cosust.2021.03.013, More information

Koricho, Melkamu Girma & Musa Hasen Ahmed, 2021, The impact of credit on the technical efficiency of food crop producing smallholder farmers in Ethiopia, Agricultural Finance Review, Online, DOI: 10.1108/afr-08-2021-0108, More information

Maldonado, Joana Elisa, Kristof De Witte & Koen Declercq, 2021, The effects of parental involvement in homework: two randomised controlled trials in financial education, Empirical Economics, Online, DOI: 10.1007/s00181-021-02058-8, More information

Iterbeke, Kaat, Kristof De Witte & Wouter Schelfhout, 2021, The effects of computer-assisted adaptive instruction and elaborated feedback on learning outcomes. A randomized control trial, Computers in Human Behavior, 120: 106666, DOI: 10.1016/j.chb.2020.106666, More information

Maldonado, Joana Elisa & Kristof De Witte, 2021, The effect of school closures on standardised student test outcomes, British Educational Research Journal, Online, DOI: 10.1002/berj.3754, More information

Falvey, Rod & Neil Foster-McGregor, 2021, The breadth of preferential trade agreements and the margins of exports, Review of World Economics, Online, DOI: 10.1007/s10290-021-00430-5, More information

Sattarova, Ulkar, Wim Groot & J. Arsenijevic, 2021, Student and Tutor Satisfaction with Problem-Based Learning in Azerbaijan, Education Sciences, 11(6): 288, DOI: 10.3390/educsci11060288, More information

Sahebali, M.W.W., Bert Sadowski, Önder Nomaler & R. Brennenraedts, 2021, Rolling out of fibre optic networks in intermediate versus urban areas: An exploratory spatial analysis in the Netherlands, Telecommunications Policy, 45(5): 102080, DOI: 10.1016/j.telpol.2020.102080, More information

Titl, Vitezslav, Kristof De Witte & B. Geys, 2021, Political Donations, Public Procurement and Government Efficiency, World Development, Online, DOI: 10.2139/ss10.2139/ssrn.3374583 rn.3374583, More information

Mergoni, Anna & Kristof De Witte, 2021, Policy evaluation and efficiency: a systematic literature review, International Transactions in Operational Research, 29(3): 1337-1359, DOI: 10.1111/itor.13012, More information

Presley, B., Wim Groot & Milena Pavlova, 2021, Pharmacists’ and patients’ perceptions about the importance of pharmacist services types to improve medication adherence among patients with diabetes in Indonesia, BMC Health Services Research, 21: 1227, DOI: 10.1186/s12913-021-07242-1, More information

Cullen, P., Stephen Hynes, Mary Ryan & Cathal O'Donoghue, 2021, More than two decades of Agri-Environment schemes: Has the profile of participating farms changed?, Journal of Environmental Management, 292: 112826, DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2021.112826, More information

Wong, Pui-hang, 2021, Moral Injury in Former Child Soldiers in Liberia, Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma, Online, DOI: 10.1007/s40653-021-00414-5, More information

Bevir, Mark, 2021, London: a city of humanism and power, Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, Online, DOI: 10.1080/13698230.2021.1881739, More information

Ugur, Mehmet & Marco Vivarelli, 2021, Innovation, firm survival and productivity: the state of the art, Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 30(5): 433-467, DOI: 10.1080/10438599.2020.1828509, More information

Kelchtermans, Stijn, Cindy Lopes-Bento, Fabiana Visentin & Cornelia Lawson, 2021, How to Play the Science Game: Insights on Scientific Teams, Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics, Online, DOI: 10.3389/frma.2021.802557, More information

Gassmann, Franziska, Bruno Martorano & Jennifer Waidler, 2021, How Social Assistance Affects Subjective Wellbeing: Lessons from Kyrgyzstan, The Journal of Development Studies, Online, DOI: 10.1080/00220388.2021.1988079, More information

Kuss, Maria Klara, Franziska Gassmann & Firminus Mugumya, 2021, How Inclusive are the Local Economic Impacts of Social Protection in Uganda?, The European Journal of Development Research, Online, DOI: 10.1057/s41287-021-00488-9, More information