PhD Alumni


Name: Stefania Innocenti
Thesis: On Institutional persistence
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Year: 2018
Promotor(s): Robin Cowan & Eleonora Nillesen

Name: Hassen Wako
Thesis: Financing Development from External Sources: Essays on Aid, FDI and Trade
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Year: 2018
Promotor(s): Théophile T. Azomahou and Mbaye Diene

Name: Michael Verba
Thesis: Innovation and Knowledge Dynamics; Essays on the Knowledge Economy
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Year: 2017
Promotor(s): Bart Verspagen & Robin Cowan

Name: Andrea Franco-Correa
Thesis: On the Measurement of Multidimensional Poverty as a Policy Tool: Empirical Applications to Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru
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Year: 2017
Promotor(s): Robin Cowan, Fred Gault and Gaston Yalonetzky

Name: Pui-hang Wong
Thesis: The Hearts and Minds in Conflict and Peace: The Economics of Counterinsurgency and the Psychology of Reconstruction
Year: 2017
Promotor(s): Khalid Koser & Lutz F. Krebs

Name: Bernard Nikaj
Thesis: From no-government to e-government
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Year: 2017
Promotor(s): Friso den Hertog & Antonio Cordella

Name: Andres Mideros Mora
Thesis: Essays on the economic effects of non-contributory social protection
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Year: 2017
Promotor(s): Cathal O’Donoghue & Franziska Gassmann

Name: Tobias Broich
Thesis: New Actors in the Global Economy: The Case of Chinese Development Finance in Africa
Year: 2017
Promotor(s): Adam Szirmai & Kaj Thomsson

Name: Hans-Erik Edsand
Thesis: Winds of Change: Expanding Renewable Energies in Developing Countries Towards a better understanding of the determinants of technological transitions
Year: 2017
Promotor(s): Fred Gault & Michiko Iizuka

Name: Sheng Zhong
Thesis: Moving Towards an Energy Efficient Future: Essays on Energy Efficiency, Technology and Development
Year: 2017
Promotor(s): Bart Verspagen & Nicola Cantore

Name: Brenda Yamba
Thesis: Schooling Despite All Odds: Evidence from Lesotho on Female Child Carers who Stayed in School
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Year: 2017
Promotor(s): Melissa Siegel, Katrin Kriz and Louis Volante

Name: Clovis Freire Junior
Thesis: Diversification and Structural Economic Dynamics
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Year: 2017
Promotor(s): Bart Verspagen & Bart Los

Name: Ali Safarnejad
Thesis: Prioritizing the HIV Response A multi-criteria decision analysis
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Year: 2017
Promotor(s): Wim Groot & Milena Pavlova

Name: Tigist Mekonnen Melesse
Thesis: Grow More Food Using Fewer Resources: Agricultural Technology Adoption and Innovation Practices for Inclusive and Sustainable Development
Year: 2016
Promotor(s): Theophile Azomahou

Name: Mahmut Kobal
Thesis: Customs & Excellence: a comparative approach on administrative and regulatory compliance perspectives of the EU-Turkey customs union
Year: 2016
Promotor(s): Hildegard Schneider and Kristel de Smedt

Name: Serdar Turkeli
Thesis: Governance of Innovation Policy: Empirical studies on applied political economy by multi-method analysis
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Year: 2016
Promotor(s): René Kemp

Name: Yesuf Awel
Thesis: Insurance for Growth: Empirical Essays on Insurance Demand and Impacts in Africa
Year: 2016
Promotor(s): Theophile Azomahou

Name: Craig Loschmann
Thesis: Essays on Conflict-related Migration and Development in the case of Afghanistan
Year: 2016
Promotor(s): Khalid Koser & Melissa Siegel

Name: Eleni Abraham Yitbarek
Thesis: Getting Ahead of left behind? Essays on Poverty Dynamics and Social Mobility in Africa
Year: 2016
Promotor(s): Theophile Azomahou and Franziska Gassmann

Name: Ayokunu Adedokun
Thesis: Pathways to Sustainable Peacebuilding in Divided Societies: Lessons and Experiences from Mozambique
Year: 2016
Promotor(s): Khalid Koser en Lutz Krebs

Name: Eva Bartekova
Thesis: Multi-Problem Challenges for a Renewable Future: Empirical Studies on Competitive Disadvantages from Electricity Price Differentials and Mineral Supply Risk in an Open Economy World
Year: 2016
Promotor(s): René Kemp and Thomas Ziesemer

Name: A. Baseer Qazi
Thesis: Knowledge flows and networks in the ICT sector: The case of Pakistan
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Year: 2015
Promotor(s): Adam Szirmai and Robin Cowan

Name: Giorgio Triulzi
Thesis: Looking for the right path. Technology Dynamics, Inventive Strategies and Catching-up in the Semiconductor Industry
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Year: 2015
Promotor(s): Bart Verspagen & Önder Nomaler

Name: Ajay Thutupalli
Thesis: Technology Paradigm Shifts in Agriculture: Drivers of Sustainability and Catch up
Year: 2015
Promotor(s): Shyama Ramani

Name: Eduardo Urias
Thesis: Improving access to HIV/AIDS treatment in Brazil: When are compulsory licenses effective in price negotiations?
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Year: 2015
Promotor(s): Shyama Ramani

Name: Mehmet Guney Celbis
Thesis: Regional policies: convergence, trade and the allocation of public capital
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Year: 2015
Promotor(s): Joan Muysken, Peter Nijkamp & Denis de Crombrugghe

Name: Michaella Vanore
Thesis: The Psychosocial Health of Children 'Left Behind' by Migrant Kin in Moldova and Georgia
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Year: 2015
Promotor(s): Valentina Mazzucato & Melissa Siegel

Name: Nevena Zhelyazkova
Thesis: Work-Family Reconciliation and Use of Parental Leave in Luxembourg. Empirical Analysis of Administrative Records
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Year: 2015
Promotor(s): Joan Muysken and Gilbert Ritschard

Name: Paula Nagler
Thesis: Occupational Choice in the Developing World
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Year: 2015
Promotor(s): Pierre Mohnen, Wim Naude & Milan Vodopivec

Name: Richard Bluhm
Thesis: Growth Dynamics and Development: Essays in Applied Econometrics and Political Economy
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Year: 2015
Promotor(s): Adam Szirmai and Denis de Crombrugghe

Name: Fatoumata Diallo
Thesis: Evaluation of meal and deworming programs for primary schools in rural Senegal
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Year: 2014
Promotor(s): Théophile Azomahou, Wladimir Raymond & Abdoulaye Diagne

Name: Carlos Cadena Gaitan
Thesis: Green Politics in Latin American Cities, Sustainable Transport Agendas
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Year: 2014
Promotor(s): Luc Soete, Maria Figuerao en Juan Pablo Bocarejo

Name: Cheng Boon Ong
Thesis: Ethnic segregation in housing, schools and neigbourhoods in the Netherlands
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Year: 2014
Promotor(s): Henriette Maassen van den Brink & Kristof de Witte

Name: Irina Burlacu
Thesis: Challenges and perspectives of free movement for work: an evaluation of differential tax-benefit systems on the welfare of frontier workers
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Year: 2014
Promotor(s): Hildegard Schneider & Cathal O'Donghue

Name: Oxana Slobozhan
Thesis: Global Governance in the Management of Natural Resources: The case of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)
Year: 2014
Promotor(s): Luc Soete & Thomas Conzelmann

Name: Özge Bilgili
Thesis: Simultaneity in transnational migration research: Links between migrants' host and home country orientation
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Year: 2014
Promotor(s): Ronald Skeldon & Peggy Levitt

Name: Sach Wry
Thesis: Metachoice and Metadat Innovating with Environmental Policy Analusis in Europe
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Year: 2014
Promotor(s): Michael Faure

Name: Katherine Kuschminder
Thesis: Female Return Migration and Reintegration in Ethiopia
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Year: 2014
Promotor(s): Khalid Koser & Jean Pierre Cassarino

Name: Flavia Pereira de Carvalho
Thesis: What we talk about when we talk about Brazilian multinationals: An investigation on Brazilian FDI, economic structure, innovation and the relationship between them
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Year: 2013
Promotor(s): Geert Duysters & Ionara Costa

Name: Martin Rehm
Thesis: Unified yet separated: Empirical study on the impact of hierarchical positions within communities of learning
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Year: 2013
Promotor(s): Wim Gijselaers & Mien Segers

Name: Bilal Mirza
Thesis: Energy Poverty and Rural Energy Markets in Pakistan
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Year: 2012
Promotor(s): Adam Szirmai & René Kemp

Name: Abdul Waheed
Thesis: Innovation determinants and innovation as a determinant: evidence from developing countries
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Year: 2012
Promotor(s): Bart Verspagen

Name: Kirsten Wiebe
Thesis: Quantitative assessment of sustainable development and growth in Sub-Saharan Africa
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Year: 2012
Promotor(s): Pierre Mohnen & Adriaan van Zon

Name: Dorcas Mbuvi
Thesis: Utility reforms and performance of the Urban Water Sector in Africa
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Year: 2012
Promotor(s): Pierre Mohnen, Sergio Perelman and Klaas Schwartz

Name: Zina Nimeh
Thesis: Social citizenship rights: Inequality and exclusion
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Year: 2012
Promotor(s): Chris de Neubourg & Gøsta Esping-Andersen

Name: Daniel Vertesy
Thesis: Interrupted Innovation: Emerging economies in the structure of the global aerospace industry
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Year: 2011
Promotor(s): Adam Szirmai

Name: Lina Sonne
Thesis: Innovation in Finance to Finance Innovation: Supporting pro-poor entrepreneur-based innovation
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Year: 2011
Promotor(s): Robin Cowan

Name: Nyasha Tirivayi
Thesis: The Welfare Effects of Integrating AIDS Treatment with Food Transfers: Evidence from Zambia
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Year: 2011
Promotor(s): Wim Groot

Name: Sonila Tomini
Thesis: Informal Payments for health care services in Albania
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Year: 2011
Promotor(s): Wim Groot & Milena Pavlova

Name: Lenka Eisenhamerová
Thesis: Legitimacy of 'Humanitarian Military Intervention'
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Year: 2011
Promotor(s): Chris de Neubourg & Jan Hanousek

Name: Fernando Santiago-Rodriguez
Thesis: Human resources management practices and learning for innovation in developing countries: pharmaceutical firms in Mexico
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Year: 2010
Promotor(s): Robin Cowan & Ludovico Alcorta

Name: Zakaria Babutsidze
Thesis: Essays on Economies with Heterogenous Interacting Consumers
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Year: 2010
Promotor(s): Robin Cowan

Name: Bertha Vallejo
Thesis: Learning and Innovation Under Changing Market Conditions: The Auto Parts Industry in Mexico
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Year: 2010
Promotor(s): Pierre Mohnen & Lynn Mytelka

Name: Florian Tomini
Thesis: Between family and friends - Understanding the interdependency of private transfers
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Year: 2010
Promotor(s): Lex Borghans

Name: Melissa Siegel
Thesis: Money and Mobility: Migration and Remittances
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Year: 2010
Promotor(s): Chris de Neubourg

Name: Victor Cebotari
Thesis: Conflicting Demands in Ethnically Diverse Societies: Ethnopolitical Contention and Identity Values in Europe
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Year: 2010
Promotor(s): Chris de Neubourg & Maarten Vink

Name: Semih Akçomak
Thesis: The Impact of Social Capital on Economic and Social Outcomes
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Year: 2009
Promotor(s): Pierre Mohnen & Bas ter Weel

Name: Yoseph Yilma Getachew
Thesis: The role of public capital on economic development
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Year: 2009
Promotor(s): Luc Soete

Name: Mirtha R. Muñiz Castillo
Thesis: Human Development and Autonomy in Project Aid - Experiences from four bilateral projects in Nicaragua and El Salvador
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Year: 2009
Promotor(s): Chris de Neubourg, Des Gasper and Janet M. Billson

Name: Suhail Sami Sultan
Thesis: The Competitive Advantage of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises: The Case of Jordan's Natural Stone Industry
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Year: 2007
Promotor(s): Luc Soete & Dragan Nikolik

Name: Bulat Sanditov
Thesis: Essays on Social Learning and Innovation
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Year: 2006
Promotor(s): Robin Cowan

Name: Samia S. O. M. Nour
Thesis: Technological Change and Skill Development in the Arab Gulf Countries
Year: 2005
Promotor(s): Joan Muysken & Thomas Ziesemer

Name: Bas ter Weel
Thesis: The computerization of the labour market
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Year: 2002
Promotor(s): Luc Soete

Name: Marjolein Caniëls
Thesis: Regional Growth Differentials: The Impact of Locally Bounded Knowledge Spillovers
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Year: 1999
Promotor(s): Luc Soete & Bart Verspagen

Name: René Kemp
Thesis: Environmental Policy and Technical Change. A Comparison of the Technological Impact of Policy Instrument
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Year: 1995
Promotor(s): Andries Nentjes & Luc Soete

Name: Geert Duysters
Thesis: The Evolution of Complex Industrial Systems. The Dynamics of Major IT Sectors
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Year: 1995
Promotor(s): John Hagedoorn

Name: Huub Meijers
Thesis: On the Diffusion of Technologies in a Vintage Framework. Theoretical Considerations and Empirical Results
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Year: 1994
Promotor(s): Joan Muysken & Adriaan van Zon

Name: Bart Verspagen
Thesis: Uneven Growth between Interdependent Economies. An Evolutionary View on Technology Gaps, Trade and Growth
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Year: 1992
Promotor(s): Luc Soete

Name: John Hagedoorn
Thesis: The Dynamic Analysis of Innovation and Diffusion. A Study in Process Control
Year: 1988
Promotor(s): Chris Freeman & Luc Soete