PhD Alumni


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: 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: 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: Thuy Nguyen
Thesis: Firm-Level Theory and Evidence of Corruption
Year: 2016
Promotor(s): Theophile Azomahou and Ahn Tran
   

Name: Muhammad Shafique
Thesis: Essays on the Role of Knowledge, R&D, and Technology-Based Firms in the Evolution of Socio-Techno-Economic System
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Year: 2016
Promotor(s): John Hagedoorn
   

Name: Jocelyn Olivari Narea
Thesis: Entrepreneurial traits and innovation: Evidence from Chile
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Year: 2016
Promotor(s): Pierre Mohnen and Micheline Goedhuys
   

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: Cecile Cherrier
Thesis: The Expansion of Basic Social Protection in Low-income Countries: An analysis of foreign aid actors’ role in the emergence of social transfers in sub-Saharan Africa
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Year: 2016
Promotor(s): Michael Cichon & Franziska Gassmann
   

Name: Farida Lada
Thesis: On guarding the welfare of clinical trial subjects while promoting novel drug innovation: A Game Theoretical Approach
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Year: 2016
Promotor(s): Shyama Ramani and Aukje Mantel
   

Name: Natalia Popova
Thesis: Migration in the Periphery of the European Union: Determinants of Successful and Sustainable Labour Market Integration of Return Migrants in Albania, Egypt, Moldova and Tunisia
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Year: 2016
Promotor(s): Ronald Skeldon and Nevena Zhelyazkova
   

Name: Richard Martina
Thesis: Uncertainty and Resource Constraints in the Small Island Developing States: Essays in Entrepreneurial Cognition
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Year: 2016
Promotor(s): Adam Szirmai & René Mauer
   

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: Raquel Tsukada
Thesis: Essays on Household Production with Labour-Saving Technology
Year: 2016
Promotor(s): Wim Naudé and Arnaud Dupuy
   

Name: Paul Henry Caldron
Thesis: The Tacit Bargain in Short-Term Medical Missions: Why US Physicians Go and What It Costs
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Year: 2016
Promotor(s): Wim Groot, Milena Pavlova and Ann Impens
   

Name: Andrea Milan
Thesis: Rural livelihoods, location and vulnerable environments: Approaches to migration in mountain areas of Latin America
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Year: 2016
Promotor(s): Koko Warner, Ronald Skeldon & Melissa Siegel
   

Name: Luiz Henrique Rothier Bautzer
Thesis: Organizing concurrent engineering through ICT platforms - Blueprinting Product Lifecycle Management platforms across disciplinary agencies
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Year: 2016
Promotor(s): Harro van Lente & Antonio Cordella
   

Name: Derek Copp
Thesis: Teacher-based reactivity to provincial large-scale assessment in Canada
Year: 2015
Promotor(s): Jo Ritzen
   

Name: Ibrahim Conteh
Thesis: Natural Hazards and Education: The Impact of Floods on Primary School Education in Zambia
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Year: 2015
Promotor(s): Wim Naude and Georg Frerks
   

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: Alejandro Lavopa
Thesis: Structural transformation and economic development. Can development traps be avoided?
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Year: 2015
Promotor(s): Adam Szirmai & Bart Verspagen
   

Name: Daniel Opolot
Thesis: The evolution of beliefs and strategic behaviour
Year: 2015
Promotor(s): Theophile Azomahou
   

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: Jinjin Zhao
Thesis: Urban water management reform: The case of China
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Year: 2015
Promotor(s): Luc Soete & Gerlach Cerfontaine
   

Name: Hibret Maemir
Thesis: Dissecting Aggregate Productivity: International Integration and Growth with Heterogeneous Firms
Year: 2015
Promotor(s): Bart Verspagen & Thomas Ziesemer
   

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

Name: Francesca Guadagno
Thesis: Why have so few countries industrialised?
Year: 2015
Promotor(s): Bart Verspagen & Adam Szirmai
   

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: Florian Henning
Thesis: Interoperability governance and standards adoption in government information networks
Year: 2015
Promotor(s): Robin Cowan, Rita Walczuch & Victor Bekkers
   

Name: Jasmin Kientzel
Thesis: Determinants of Professional Commitment to Environmental Sustainability
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Year: 2015
Promotor(s): Gerjo Kok & Mindel van de Laar
   

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: Sonja Fransen
Thesis: The economic and social effects of remittances and return migration in conflict-affected areas: The case of Burundi
Year: 2015
Promotor(s): Valentina Mazzucato, Khalid Koser and Carlos Vargas-Silva
   

Name: Niels Peter Groen
Thesis: The never-ending project; understanding E-government Project Escalation
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Year: 2015
Promotor(s): P. Vergauwen and B. Furnaux
   

Name: Silvia Consuelo Gómez Soler
Thesis: How Does Exposure to Civil Conflict Affect Human Capital Accumulation? Evidence from Standardized Exit Exams in Colombia
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Year: 2015
Promotor(s): Jaap Dronkers & Jorge Restrepo
   

Name: Simona Vezzoli
Thesis: Borders, independence and post-colonial ties: The role of the state in Caribbean migration
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Year: 2015
Promotor(s): Hein de Haas & Melissa Siegel
   

Name: Samyukta Bhupatiraju
Thesis: The Geographic Dimensions of Growth and Development
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Year: 2014
Promotor(s): Bart Verspagen & Thomas Ziesemer
   

Name: François Lafond
Thesis: The evolution of knowledge systems
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Year: 2014
Promotor(s): Robin Cowan
   

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: Ilire Agimi
Thesis: New governance under limited statehood: The case of local government reform in Kosovo
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Year: 2014
Promotor(s): Luc Soete
   

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: Luciana Cingolani
Thesis: Bureaucracies for Development: Oxymoron or Reality? Studies on State Capacity in challenging governance contexts
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Year: 2014
Promotor(s): Thomas Christiansen and Kaj Thomsson
   

Name: Margaret Rugadya
Thesis: Can Remittances Influence the Tenure and Quality of Housing?
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Year: 2014
Promotor(s): Chrs de Neubourg, Edward Kirura & James Mackie
   

Name: Metka Hercog
Thesis: Highly skilled migration and new destination countries: How government policies shape destination choices
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Year: 2014
Promotor(s): Hildegard Schneider & Mindel van de Laar
   

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

Name: Yulia Krieger
Thesis: Reshaping the big agenda: Transnational politics and domestic resistance: Financial crisis and social protection reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Year: 2014
Promotor(s): Mark Bevir & Hendrik Wagenaar
   

Name: Luis Mejia Guinand
Thesis: The Changing Role of the Central Planning Offices in Latin America, A Comparative Historical Analysis Perspective (1950-2013)
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Year: 2014
Promotor(s): Mark Bevir & Angelika Rettberg
   

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: Marieke van Houte
Thesis: Moving back or moving forward? Return migration after conflict
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Year: 2014
Promotor(s): Khalid Koser & Melissa Siegel
   

Name: Dirk Crass
Thesis: The impact of brands on Innovation and Firm Performance, Empirical Evidence from Germany
Year: 2014
Promotor(s): Pierre Mohnen
   

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: Lilia Stubrin
Thesis: High-Tech activities in emerging countries: A network Perspective of the Argentinean Biotech Activity
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Year: 2013
Promotor(s): Robin Cowan
   

Name: Jun Hou
Thesis: Complementarity in Innovation and Development: A Cross-country Comparison
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Year: 2013
Promotor(s): Pierre Mohnen
   

Name: Anant Kamath
Thesis: Information Sharing through Informal Interaction in Low-tech Clusters
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Year: 2013
Promotor(s): Robin Cowan
   

Name: Rufin Baghana
Thesis: Impacts of Government Incentives to R&D, Innovation and Productivity: A Microeconometric Analysis of the Quebec Case
Year: 2013
Promotor(s): Pierre Mohnen
   

Name: Biniam Bedasso
Thesis: The Arc of InstitutionalInstitutional change in the long shadow of elites: essays on institutions, human capital and ethnicity in developing countries
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Year: 2013
Promotor(s): Bart Verspagen, Fedderke & Kaj Thomsson
   

Name: Kristine Farla
Thesis: Empirical studies on institutions, policies and economic development
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Year: 2013
Promotor(s): Bart Verspagen & Denis de Crombrugghe
   

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: Sepideh Yousefzadeh
Thesis: Childhoods embargoed: constructing and reconstructing multidimensional child poverty in Iran
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Year: 2013
Promotor(s): Chris de Neubourg and Franziska Gassmann
   

Name: Laura Torvinen
Thesis: Assessing Governance Assessments; The Case of Mozambique Governance Assessments in the Context of Aid Effectiveness Discourse
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Year: 2013
Promotor(s): Adam Szirmai
   

Name: Robert Bauchmüller
Thesis: Investing in Early Childhood Care and Education: The Impact of Quality on Inequality
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Year: 2013
Promotor(s): Chris de Neubourg
   

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: Fulvia Farinelli
Thesis: Natural Resources, Innovation and Export Growth; the wine industry in Chile and Argentina
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Year: 2012
Promotor(s): Adam Szirmai & Lynn Mytelka
   

Name: Julio Miguel Rosa
Thesis: Organizational strategies, firms' performance and spatial spillovers: The Canadian case in research and development
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Year: 2012
Promotor(s): Pierre Mohnen
   

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: Rodolfo Lauterbach
Thesis: Innovation in manufacturing from product variety and labor productivity growth to economic development in Chile
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Year: 2012
Promotor(s): Jacques Mairesse & Bronwyn Hall
   

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: Esther Schuering
Thesis: To condition or not - is that the question? An analysis of the effectiveness of ex-ante and ex-post conditionality in social cash transfer programs
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Year: 2012
Promotor(s): Thomas Dohmen & Franziska Gassmann
   

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: Lina Salanauskaite
Thesis: Essays on the Distributional Impact of Public Policies, Ex-Ante and Ex-Post Evaluation
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Year: 2012
Promotor(s): Chris de Neubourg
   

Name: Joe Abah
Thesis: Strong Organisations in Weak States
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Year: 2012
Promotor(s): Friso den Hertog & Adele Jinadu
   

Name: Benjamin Engelstatter
Thesis: Enterprise Software and Video Games: An Empirical Analysis
Year: 2012
Promotor(s): Pierre Mohnen
   

Name: Johannes Boels
Thesis: Joseph Schumpeter, honderd jaar economische ontwikkeling. Een historisch-theoretische beschouwing
Year: 2012
Promotor(s): Luc Soete
   

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: Evans Mupela
Thesis: Connectivity and growth in Sub-Saharan Africa: The role of communication satellites
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Year: 2011
Promotor(s): Adam Szirmai & Adriaan van Zon
   

Name: Tina Saebi
Thesis: Successfully Managing Alliance Portfolios: An Alliance Capability View
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Year: 2011
Promotor(s): Geert Duysters & A-P de Man
   

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: Nantawan Noi Kwanjai
Thesis: Cross cultural intelligence amid intricate cultural webs – A tale of the UnDutchables in the land of 1001 smiles
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Year: 2011
Promotor(s): Friso den Hertog
   

Name: Nora Engel
Thesis: Tuberculosis in India - A case of innovation and control
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Year: 2011
Promotor(s): Wiebe Bijker, Harro van Lente & Ragna Zeiss
   

Name: Aziz Atamanov
Thesis: Rural nonfarm employment and international migration as alternatives to agricultural employment: The case of Kyrgyzstan
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Year: 2011
Promotor(s): Adam Szirmai & Marrit van den Berg
   

Name: Jinjing Li
Thesis: Dynamic Microsimulation for Public Policy Analysis
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Year: 2011
Promotor(s): Chris de Neubourg & Cathal O'Donoghue
   

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: Siu Hing Lo
Thesis: White Collars Green Sleeves: An Interorganizational Comparison of Determinants of Energy-Related Behaviors among Office Workers
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Year: 2011
Promotor(s): G.J. Kok & G.J. Peters
   

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: Treena Wu
Thesis: Human Capital Investment in Developing Countries: Using the Asian Financial Crisis in Indonesia as a Natural Experiment
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Year: 2011
Promotor(s): Lex Borghans
   

Name: Henry Espinoza Pena
Thesis: Impact Evaluation of a Job-Training Programme for Disadvantaged Youths - The Case of Projoven
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Year: 2011
Promotor(s): Hans Heijke, Chris de Neubourg & Denis de Crombrugghe
   

Name: Emmanouil Sfakianakis
Thesis: Private methods to evaluate public projects. Accounting and financial approaches to assess macroeconomic perspectives of public-private partnerships
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Year: 2011
Promotor(s): Bertrand Candelon, Jaap Bos and Mindel van de Laar
   

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

Name: Frieda Vandeninden
Thesis: Poverty Alleviation: Aid and Social Pensions
Year: 2011
Promotor(s): Izabela Jelovac, Chris de Neubourg & Pierre Pestieau
   

Name: Agnieszka Sowa
Thesis: Who's left behind? Social dimensions of health transition and utilization of medical care in Poland
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Year: 2011
Promotor(s): Chris de Neubourg & Stanisława Golinowska
   

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: Donatus Kosi Ayitey
Thesis: Technical change, competitiveness and poverty reduction: A study of the Ghanaian apparel industry
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Year: 2010
Promotor(s): Pierre Mohnen & Kaushalesh Lal
   

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

Name: Asel Doranova
Thesis: Technology Transfer and Learning under the Kyoto regime; Exploring the Technological Impact of CDM projects in developing countries
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Year: 2010
Promotor(s): Geert Duysters & Ionara Costa
   

Name: Sergey Filippov
Thesis: Multinational Subsidiary Evolution: corporate change in new EU member states
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Year: 2010
Promotor(s): Geert Duysters & Wilfred Dolfsma
   

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: Michal Polakowski
Thesis: The institutional transformation of social policy in east Central Europe: Poland and Hungary in comparative and historical perspective
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Year: 2010
Promotor(s): Chris de Neubourg, Theodoros Papadopoulos
   

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: Pascal Beckers
Thesis: Local space and economic success - The role of spatial segregation of migrants in the Netherlands
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Year: 2010
Promotor(s): Chris de Neubourg & Boris Blumberg
   

Name: Maha Ahmed
Thesis: Defining, Measuring and Addressing Vulnerability - The Case of Post-Conflict Environments
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Year: 2010
Promotor(s): Chris de Neubourg & Franziska Gassmann
   

Name: Jessica Sabine Hagen-Zanker
Thesis: Modest expectations: Causes and effects of migration on migrant households in source countries
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Year: 2010
Promotor(s): Chris de Neubourg, Pawel Kaczmarczyk & Carlo Azzarri
   

Name: Keetie Roelen
Thesis: False Positives or Hidden Dimensions - The Definition and Measurement of Child Poverty
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Year: 2010
Promotor(s): Chris de Neubourg & Franziska Gassmann
   

Name: Dennis Gyllensporre
Thesis: Competing and Complementarity Perspectives on the EU as a Crisis Actor - Management Actor An Examination of the Common Security and Defence Policy through the Lenses of Idealism and Realism
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Year: 2010
Promotor(s): Chris de Neubourg & H. Edstrom
   

Name: Judit Vall Castello
Thesis: Business Cycle and Policy Effects on Labour Market Transitions of Older and Disabled Workers in Spain
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Year: 2010
Promotor(s): Chris de Neubourg & S. Jimenez-Martin
   

Name: Denisa Maria Sologon
Thesis: Earnings Dynamics in Europe
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Year: 2010
Promotor(s): Chris de Neubourg
   

Name: Abraham Garcia
Thesis: The Role of Demand in Technical Change
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Year: 2009
Promotor(s): Robin Cowan, Luc Soete & Pierre Mohnen
   

Name: Sandra Leitner
Thesis: Embodied Technological Change and Patterns of Investment in Austrian Manufacturing
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Year: 2009
Promotor(s): Pierre Mohnen
   

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: Alexis Habiyaremye
Thesis: From primary commodity dependence to diversification and growth; Absorptive capacity and technological catch up in Botswana and Mauritius
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Year: 2009
Promotor(s): Luc Soete
   

Name: Saurabh Arora
Thesis: Coherence in socio-technical systems: a network perspective on the innovation process
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Year: 2009
Promotor(s): Robin Cowan
   

Name: Britta Augsburg
Thesis: Microfinance - Greater Good or Lesser Evil?
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Year: 2009
Promotor(s): Chris. De Neubourg & Orazio Attanasio
   

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: Christiane Arndt
Thesis: Governance Indicators
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Year: 2009
Promotor(s): Chris de Neubourg
   

Name: Rifka Weehuizen
Thesis: Mental Capital: the economic significance of mental health
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Year: 2008
Promotor(s): Luc Soete
   

Name: Sabine Fuss
Thesis: Sustainable energy development under uncertainty
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Year: 2008
Promotor(s): Joan Muysken & Adriaan van Zon
   

Name: Danielle Cloodt
Thesis: The relationship between R&D partnership formation, social embeddedness and innovative performance
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Year: 2008
Promotor(s): J. Hagedoorn & H. van Kranenborg
   

Name: Johannes M. Hanel
Thesis: Assessing Induced Technology - Sombart's Understanding of Technical Change in the History of Economics
Year: 2008
Promotor(s): Robin Cowan
   

Name: Rutger Daems
Thesis: Medicines for the developing world
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Year: 2008
Promotor(s): Luc Soete
   

Name: Geranda Notten
Thesis: Measuring and Managing Poverty Risks
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Year: 2008
Promotor(s): Chris de Neubourg & Franziska Gassmann
   

Name: Tobias Kronenberg
Thesis: Reconciling Environmental Conservation with Economic Prosperity: The Feasibility of Double Dividends in the Short and Long Run
Year: 2007
Promotor(s): Luc Soete, Thomas Ziesemer & Adriaan van Zon
   

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: Victoria Kravtsova
Thesis: Assessing the Impact of Foreign Direct Investment in Transition Economies
Year: 2007
Promotor(s): Pierre Mohnen & A. Kokko
   

Name: Preeti Soni
Thesis: Meeting Local Needs: Climate Change policy instruments for diffusion of cleaner technologies in the small-scale industries in India
Year: 2007
Promotor(s): Pier Vellinga, Hans Opschoor & Joyeeta Gupta
   

Name: Wladimir Raymond
Thesis: The Dynamics of Innovation and Firm Performance: An Econometric Panel Data Analysis
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Year: 2007
Promotor(s): Franz Palm & Pierre Mohnen
   

Name: Tom Pogue
Thesis: The Evolution of Research Collaboration in South African Gold Mining: 1886-1933
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Year: 2006
Promotor(s): Robin Cowan, N. Natrass & D. Kaplan
   

Name: Andreas Reinstaller
Thesis: Social Structures and the Innovation Process: Their Role in the Demand of Firms and Consumers
Year: 2006
Promotor(s): Robin Cowan
   

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

Name: Geoffrey Gachino
Thesis: Foreign Direct Investment, Spillovers and Innovation: The Case of the Kenyan Manufacturing Industry
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Year: 2006
Promotor(s): Lynn Mytelka & Rajah Rasiah
   

Name: Mamata Parhi
Thesis: Dynamics of New Techonology Diffusion: A Study of the Indian Automotive Industry
Year: 2006
Promotor(s): Bart Verspagen & Sunil Mani
   

Name: Rose Kiggundu
Thesis: Innovation Systems and Development: The Journey of a Beleaguered Nile Perch Fishery in Uganda
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Year: 2006
Promotor(s): Lynn Mytelka
   

Name: Önder Nomaler
Thesis: Technological Change, International Trade and Growth - An Evolutionary, Multi-Agents-Based Modeling Approach
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Year: 2006
Promotor(s): H.H.G. Verspagen
   

Name: Elad Harison
Thesis: Software Intellectual property rights: Economics and Policy Analysis
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Year: 2005
Promotor(s): Robin Cowan
   

Name: Müge Ozman
Thesis: Networks, Organizations and Knowledge
Year: 2005
Promotor(s): Robin Cowan & Nicolas Jonard
   

Name: Wilfred Schoenmakers
Thesis: Knowledge Flows between Multinational Companies - a Patent Data Analysis
Year: 2005
Promotor(s): J.Hagedoorn & G.M. Duysters
   

Name: Bas Straathof
Thesis: Product variety and economic growth - The counteracting effects of scale and idiosyncrasy
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Year: 2005
Promotor(s): Bart Verspagen & Adriaan van Zon
   

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: Daniel Mougbégnon Dalohoun
Thesis: Agricultural Innovation and Entrepreneurship - The case of Songhai farmers in Benin
Year: 2005
Promotor(s): Louk de la Rive Box & Lea L.M.S. Velho
   

Name: Paola Criscuolo
Thesis: R&D Internationalisation and Knowledge Transfer- Impact on MNEs and their Home Countries
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Year: 2004
Promotor(s): Bart Verspagen & Rajneesh Narula
   

Name: Mark Sanders
Thesis: Skill Biased Technical change - Its Origins, the Interaction with the Labour Market and Policy Implications
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Year: 2004
Promotor(s): Joan Muysken & Adriaan van Zon
   

Name: Gottfried Leibbrandt
Thesis: Adoption, harmonization and succession of network technologies accross countries
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Year: 2004
Promotor(s): Robin Cowan
   

Name: Maarten Verkerk
Thesis: Trust and Power on the Shop Floor
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Year: 2004
Promotor(s): Friso den Hertog & E. Schuurman
   

Name: Stéphane Malo
Thesis: The combinatorial Chemistry Revolution - Sustaining a Superior Performance Position through Technological Learning
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Year: 2003
Promotor(s): Robin Cowan
   

Name: Nadine Roijakkers
Thesis: Inter-firm cooperation in high-tech industries: a study of R&D partnerships in pharmaceutical biotechnology
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Year: 2003
Promotor(s): John Hagedoorn
   

Name: Viki Sonntag
Thesis: Speed, Scale and Sustainability
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Year: 2003
Promotor(s): Robin Cowan & René Kemp
   

Name: Masaru Yarime
Thesis: From End-of-Pipe Technology to Clean Technology
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Year: 2003
Promotor(s): Lynn Mytelka
   

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

Name: Annelies Hogenbirk
Thesis: Determinants of Inward Foreign Direct Investment: the Case of the Netherlands
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Year: 2002
Promotor(s): John Hagedoorn
   

Name: John Adeoti
Thesis: Technology Investment in Pollution Control in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Case of the Nigerian Manufacturing Industry
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Year: 2001
Promotor(s): Robin Cowan, Lynn Mytelka & René Kemp
   

Name: Edward Huizenga
Thesis: Innovation Management: How Frontrunners Stay Ahead
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Year: 2001
Promotor(s): Friso den Hertog
   

Name: Machiel Dijk
Thesis: Technological Change and the Dynamics of Industries: Theoretical Issues and Empirical Evidence from Dutch Manufacturing
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Year: 2000
Promotor(s): Ed Steinmueller & Bart Verspagen
   

Name: Jan Cobbenhagen
Thesis: Managing Innovation at the Company Level: A Study on Non-Sector-Specific Success Factors
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Year: 1999
Promotor(s): Friso den Hertog
   

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: Aldo Geuna
Thesis: Resource Allocation and Knowledge Production: Studies in the Economics of University Research
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Year: 1998
Promotor(s): Paul David & Ed Steinmueller
   

Name: Reinoud Joosten
Thesis: Dynamics, Equilibria, and Values
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Year: 1996
Promotor(s): Hans Peters, Frank Thuysman & Koos Vrieze
   

Name: Maarten Oosten
Thesis: A Polyhedral Approach to Grouping Problems
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Year: 1996
Promotor(s): Yves Crama, Antoon Kolen & Koos Vrieze
   

Name: Joris Klundert
Thesis: Scheduling Problems in Automated Manufacturing
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Year: 1996
Promotor(s): Yves Crama & Antoon Kolen
   

Name: Hugo Kruiniger
Thesis: Investment, R&D, and the Financing Decisions of the Firm
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Year: 1996
Promotor(s): Franz Palm & Sybrand Schim van der Loeff
   

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: Hans Meijl
Thesis: Endogenous Technological Change: the Case of Information Technology. Theoretical Considerations and Empirical Results
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Year: 1995
Promotor(s): Luc Soete & Adriaan van Zon
   

Name: Rohini Acharya
Thesis: The Impact of New Technologies on Economic Growth and Trade. A Case Study of Biotechnology
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Year: 1995
Promotor(s): Luc Soete & Thomas Ziesemer
   

Name: Marjan Groen
Thesis: Technology, Work and Organisation. A Study of the Nursing Process in Intensive Care Units
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Year: 1995
Promotor(s): Friso den Hertog
   

Name: Ron Wal
Thesis: Trees and Objects. Applying Object-Oriented Techniques to Tree Searching
Year: 1995
Promotor(s): Antoon Kolen
   

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: Theon Dijk
Thesis: The Limits of Patent Protection. Essays on the Economics of Intellectual Property Rights
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Year: 1994
Promotor(s): Luc Soete & Patrick Van Cayseele
   

Name: Hans Voordijk
Thesis: New Logistics Concepts and Their Application in the Construction Industry
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Year: 1994
Promotor(s): Ben Dankbaar & Frits Prakke
   

Name: Ben Dankbaar
Thesis: Economic Crisis and Institutional Change
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Year: 1993
Promotor(s): Frits Prakke
   

Name: Paul Diederen
Thesis: Technological Progress in Enterprises and Diffusion of Innovations. Theoretical Reflections and Empirical Evidence
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Year: 1993
Promotor(s): Joan Muysken & Franz Palm
   

Name: Hanno Roberts
Thesis: Accountability and Responsibility. The Influence of Organisation Design on Management Accounting
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Year: 1993
Promotor(s): Friso den Hertog
   

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: Sjoerd Romme
Thesis: A Self-Organisation Perspective on Strategy Formation
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Year: 1992
Promotor(s): Hein Schreuder
   

Name: Alwin Oerlemans
Thesis: Production Planning for Flexible Manufacturing Systems
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Year: 1992
Promotor(s): Antoon Kolen
   

Name: John Spangenberg
Thesis: Economies of atmosphere: the joint impact of scale, scope, and atmosphere on scientific performance in clinical medicine and economics
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Year: 1989
Promotor(s): Geert Hofstede
   

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