UNU-MERIT

Annual Report 2020


I. UNU-MERIT IN 2020

We are delighted to share with you the 2020 annual report of UNU-MERIT. The year was certainly one of challenges, both local and global. Despite these challenges, as we reflect on the year and as we look forward to the future, we do so from a position of strength and with a positive outlook. The institute showed its resilience in 2020, with staff showing incredible levels of commitment, strength and resourcefulness, which leaves the institute in a strong position to face the ongoing challenges and to take the opportunities that will be available as the global community looks to ‘build back better’ from the pandemic.

The year began with a reminder of the nefarious side of some of the major technological improvements associated with digitalisation, with Maastricht University the victim of a cyber-attack, which left most of our staff unable to access their accounts, emails and research data, and isolated from the IT systems that they rely upon for their daily work. Little did we know that just a couple of months later, we would be fully reliant on those IT systems as the COVID-19 pandemic struck and quickly spread across the globe.

With the onset of the pandemic, the institute was forced to switch its teaching programmes online and with the building closed for most of the year we have been forced to interact internally and externally largely online, with severe limitations also imposed on travel. In addition to the personal challenges that this presented, it also forced the postponement or cancellation of many of the institute’s capacity building activities and has delayed various research activities. The pandemic has also created a more difficult funding environment for the institute.

The year also saw the institute having to say goodbye to two valued, respected and dear colleagues, Adam ‘Eddy’ Szirmai and Ibrahima Kaba. While generations apart, these two researchers represented the best of UNU-MERIT, being widely respected, compassionate and highly inquisitive with a desire for knowledge and understanding. Their loss created a huge hole in the professional and personal lives of many within and outside the institute.

Beyond these challenges, 2020 also represented a year of change. After eight successful years at the helm of UNU-MERIT, Bart Verspagen stepped down as Director on 31 August. He was replaced by Bartel Van de Walle, who joined the institute from TU Delft, where he was Head of the Department of Multi-Actor Systems. With the arrival of a new Director, we began a process to define a new strategy for the institute, with two major aims being to reorganise internally (with the aim of increasing efficiency) and to refine the research direction of the institute (with the goal of increasing opportunities for collaboration on topics of great policy and societal relevance).

Despite the challenges faced in 2020, the year was one of success. The institute continued to provide high quality education at both the Master’s and PhD levels – albeit in a somewhat different form – and remains a popular and attractive destination for students, including significant numbers from the Global South. While progress on PhD research was slowed by the pandemic and while alternative means of organising PhD defences was required, the institute was able to graduate a dozen theses. This added to an extensive set of research output serving academia and policy audiences, with the number of journal articles once again increasing.

The results for 2020 reinforce UNU-MERIT’s reputation in academic and policy circles as a leading institute undertaking societally and policy relevant research – particularly in the economics of innovation and technological change, including the governance of science and technology and on factors limiting the access to knowledge; in policy analysis and evaluation; in the social aspects of growth and development, in particular the policy challenges posed by low levels of development including the limitations and possibilities for social security and other social policies; and in the relationship between global development and migration, among others. With the ongoing strategy process, the aim will be to continue to lead in these areas, while further broadening and deepening the institute’s research expertise, and creating further opportunities to integrate these topics under the banner of ‘Comprehensive Innovation for Sustainable Development’.

We hope that you enjoy this annual report; if you have any questions please contact  editor@merit.unu.edu

 



ii. Research

UNU-MERIT is engaged in a wide range of activities, generating high-quality and policy-relevant research. Research within UNU-MERIT is broad and is summarised under eight research themes (see below). Moreover, research activities within the institute are aimed at various stakeholders, including academic audiences, policy actors, and the broader general public. The institute’s engagement with governments, bilateral donor agencies and international organisations allows it to effectively contribute to evidence-based policy making in diverse country contexts, while its research contributes to the public debate at national and international levels. This is further reflected in the broad range of research output of the institute and in the way that research is funded and managed in the institute. A great deal of research in the institute is funded through consultancy activities for a wide variety of stakeholders and through large multi-year research grants, such as the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme.

The Economics of Innovation and New Technologies

The economic analysis of innovation has long been the foundation of the UNU-MERIT research portfolio. Work in this theme covers two basic questions, which also have important implications for many of the other research themes in the institute’s programme. These questions are (i) what are the economic factors that influence the innovation process and its efficiency?; and (ii) what is the economic impact of innovation?

Exploring the first of these questions, UNU-MERIT takes a broad perspective. The researchers in this theme not only work on theoretical frameworks founded on narrow economic principles such as strict economic rationality, but also take into account other behavioural motivations, as well as the impact of economic institutions, and other non-economic factors that influence the innovation process. This leads to a diverse set of theoretical perspectives in which network economics and evolutionary economics form two focal points.

The analysis of the second question above is typically of an empirical or econometric nature. This work often starts at the level of the firm or other microeconomic agents, but by including innovation spillovers and other macroeconomic effects also covers analysis at the sector or country level. Three specific topics are driving this work on the quantitative analysis of innovation: the impact of innovation on firm and country performance, impact analysis of innovation policies, and the relationship between globalisation and innovation.

Structural Change and Economic Development

While ideas relating structural change to economic development are not new, they are increasingly relevant in a world in which new forms of structural change impact upon our ability to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The traditional view of structural change as involving a shift of resources across broad sectors has been augmented by new forms of structural change that involve reallocation across firms, tasks and occupations. These new forms of structural change are driven by a host of factors and impact on many of the SDGs, most notably those related to economic growth, labour markets, inequality and the environment.

Research within this theme addresses the causes and consequences of structural change, providing an evidence base to maximise the role of structural change in achieving the SDGs. The causes of structural change are diverse, with prominent examples being Global Value Chains and new technology. New technologies associated with the 4th Industrial Revolution, for example, offer significant potential in raising growth and general living standards worldwide but pose a risk of negative labour market developments and the danger of exacerbating within and between country inequality.

The consequences of structural change are captured through the identification of long-run development trends and identifying the impacts of these trends on a range of socio-economic outcomes. An important component of the research undertaken within this theme is devoted to an understanding of the socio, economic and technological restrictions that can impede the process and beneficial impact of structural change.

The research approach is a diverse one, covering new growth theory, with its emphasis on the accumulation of knowledge as a driver of long-run growth, evolutionary economics, which emphasises the role of path dependence, and neo-institutional economics, with its emphasis on the variety of institutional features and processes that may support the development process. Research within the theme exploits diverse sources of data to address the causes and consequences of structural change for economic development.

Economic Complexity and Innovation

Innovation, as the outcome of interlinked processes of learning and knowledge creation, is a particular manner in which economic agents ‘adapt’ to their ever-changing environment. Accordingly, this research theme, in close correspondence with the other innovation-related UNU-MERIT themes, treats innovation from the perspective of ‘complex adaptive systems.’

Complexity is a property of particular dynamic systems, the constituent components of which interact in non-linear ways. Behaviour of complex systems cannot be understood by merely analysing their separate components (i.e., agents) which are strongly linked by feedback relationships: The agents’ interactive behaviour influences the system as a whole while the system, in turn, influences the behaviour of the agents (i.e., adaption). Complexity theory aims to explain how such self-organising systems can perform a variety of complicated tasks while displaying regular and (due to emergent phenomena such as path-dependence, tipping, and irreversibility, only to a limited degree) predictable behaviour at the system level; Just like a living cell, an ecosystem, the weather and social/economic organisations. The theoretical and empirical analyses of complex adaptive systems (in close proximity to evolutionary economics) typically count on computer modelling (e.g., agents-based simulations), network (graph) theory, and machine learning methods.

Drawing on the conceptual and methodological ideas of complexity theory, this research theme starts from the premise that knowledge itself is a complex object, and that any “piece” of knowledge, at the least in use, is connected to many other pieces of knowledge. This is true no matter the level of aggregation, whether we speak of individual artefacts or innovations, innovation systems, technological paradigms, or even the agents involved in creating and diffusing new knowledge. This research theme looks into innovation processes, causes and effects from micro to macro, and from basic research and the science system to applied research and firm interactions, to economic growth, structural change and development.

Governance and Institutions

How do we know whether (public) policies or programmes work for societal change and inclusive sustainable development? What is the role of governance structures (markets, networks and hierarchies) and social norms in creating new regulatory frameworks, adopting new technologies or promoting social and behavioural change? Do formal and informal institutions act as complements or substitutes? How can institutions orchestrate international, transnational and national actors in development? Under what conditions do local elites promote or inhibit inclusive development? How can international institutions contribute to the implementation of SDGs and the promotion of peace, democracy, and economic development? The governance and institutions theme tries to get at these questions using state-of-the-art qualitative and quantitative empirical research methods for low and middle-income countries, including fragile and (post)-conflict societies.

Qualitative research within the theme focuses on the role of (inter)national institutional actors in global security, democratisation and migration both from a macro and micro perspective and generates new understandings of phenomena like institutional resilience and adaptation, and the governance of complex policy problems. Quantitative studies in this area cover macro cross country analyses and micro-level studies – the latter having a strong focus on randomised field experiments and rigorous quasi-experimental approaches to draw causal inferences on the impact of programme and policy interventions. We study a broad range of key sectors relevant for development, varying from agriculture, health and education, to finance, employment, entrepreneurship, empowerment, democratic governance and violence prevention. The theme also contributes to methodological innovations in the field through the use of: (i) new measurement tools to collect more reliable, accurate data; (ii) primary survey data alongside geo-localised data, country census and administrative data to cross-validate findings at a larger scale; and (iii) available on-line sources, including social media data to complement survey information with unobtrusive observational data.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Sustainability Transitions

In this theme, researchers study the role of science, technology, innovation and engagement (SITE) to address societal challenges. The aim is to develop insights, indicators, tools, educational programmes and services relevant for businesses, governments, social sector actors, researchers and citizens. The research is often done within a multi-disciplinary approach with attention to the problem definitions, capabilities and interests of different stakeholders and relevant institutions. Sustainability education, societal outreach, case study analysis, indicator work and direct interactions with policy makers  are core activities.

Within this theme a number of key questions are relevant including: how can innovation be measured in the best possible ways to aid policy intelligence for sustainable development, (green) smart specialisation and public sector innovation?; What are viable pathways (involving SITE variables) to transition to a circular economy, a low-carbon energy system, better sanitation and waste management, and inclusive development?; What economic, social, political and technological factors contribute to or obstruct progress along these pathways?; How can inertia or obstruction be overcome? How can cooperation and coordination be achieved between concerned actors for transitions that offer SDG benefits?; How can the wellbeing of people and communities (especially the excluded and vulnerable) be measured and ensured during transitions? In the literature there is a tendency to assume those, neglecting the need to actively ensure those.

Research under this theme attributes an important role to direct engagement with stakeholders, policy makers and people from statistical agencies and draws on diverse methods such as survey analysis, case-based analysis, quantitative-qualitative comparative analysis, discourse analysis, and actor-centred institutional analysis. Innovation systems and processes are analysed at multi-levels (e.g. actor, technology, sectoral, national or regional systems), cross-sectionally and/or longitudinally. Possibilities for positive change through innovation are further examined in actor-centred approaches that are mindful of power, incentives, institutions, social norms, beliefs and capabilities. Recognising that innovation need not be only technology based, or created only by firms, the theme also studies social innovation, public sector innovation, social entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship.

Migration and Development

The interdisciplinary Migration and Development research theme focuses on relations between receiving countries (immigration) and sending countries (emigration) and the dynamics of this relationship. This theme specifically engages in research on the causes and consequences of migration (including both forced and unforced movements). While most research in the area is directed towards the determinants of emigration and the problems of integration faced by immigrants in receiving countries, research at UNU-MERIT emphasises that the economic and social effects of migration go both ways. This is not only the case in financial (remittances) and knowledge streams (brain circulation), but also in transferring and transforming individuals across borders. Modern communication and travel technologies play a pivotal role in keeping migrants and those left behind in touch with each other. These information-, knowledge-, financial- and human-flows have a decisive impact on the labour market, cultural exchange and integration, and the potential further migration behaviour (including circular migration) of migrants.

Much of the research of this group focuses on the effects of migration and migration related activities (such as remittances sending and knowledge transfers) on (human) development, including specific effects on those left behind or effects of return migration. Key research is done on migration for evidence-based policy making as well as evaluations of actual programmes and policies related to migrants and refugees. Research under this theme is often applied empirical work. The focus is often at the micro level, and both quantitative and qualitative methods.

Social Protection

Poverty, vulnerability, inequality and exclusion are global social challenges, which require comprehensive human development interventions and initiatives to address them. In the past two decades, social protection gained momentum as a necessary component for achieving well-being and inclusive societies. Social protection in this context goes beyond its traditional interpretation to include policies related to labour market participation, health, education and inclusion aimed at improving the lives of the poor and the realisation of equal opportunities.

This theme examines the theoretical and empirical links between social protection, institutions and economic and human development in both developed and developing countries, including contexts of fragility and protracted crises. It contributes to academic debates in multiple disciplines on concepts and measurement of poverty, inequality and well-being. The analysis of formal and informal social protection strategies and policies aimed at the reduction of poverty and inequality features prominently in our research agenda. The focus is not only on better understanding of which mechanisms and instruments are effective given a specific economic and social environment, but includes the critical assessment of the potential long-term effects of public and private investments, both from a socio-economic, public finance and human rights perspective. This also includes research aimed at understanding the complex pathways through which (perceptions of) inequalities shape redistributive preferences and political participation.

Population, Development and Labour Economics

POP is a Centre for Population, Development and Labour Economics, which joined UNU-MERIT as an independent economics research group. Defined broadly POP covers research on global labour markets, demographic challenges and human resources in developed and developing countries. Within these areas POP focuses specifically on employment, development and migration.

POP generates high-quality and policy-relevant research and research-collaboration activities involving leading international scholars. Furthermore, it aims to provide evidence-based policy advice and to disseminate research results and the resulting implications for policy and society to the wider public. The strong complementarity to the existing research groups at UNU-MERIT enable synergies in research, dissemination and evidence-based policy advice activities. POP at UNU-MERIT hosts the Journal of Population Economics, an international quarterly that publishes original theoretical and applied research in all areas of population economics.



iII. Research PROJECTS

UNU-MERIT serves a wide variety of stakeholders through its consultancy activities, further engaging extensively in large collaborative projects such as those organised through the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme.

UNU-MERIT had 26 project acquisitions in 2020, which when split by stakeholder category shows the strong focus on the international dimension of the research programme, with the two largest categories being international organisations: the UN & Other Intergovernmental Organisations and the European Commission.

In the UN & Intergovernmental Organisations category, examples of stakeholders are the International Labour Organization (ILO), World Food Programme (WFP) and UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) for the theme of social protection; the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) for migration; as well as the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) for innovation and technological change.


FOCUS 2020: OP-EDS

The following op-eds appeared in The Conversation, Observant and the Migration Policy Institute among many others, drawing a combined readership of more than 60,000 worldwide (click the images below for the hyperlinks).


Stopping coronavirus – what does the evidence say are the best measures?

Stopping coronavirus – what does the evidence say are the best measures?

Stopping coronavirus – what does the evidence say are the best measures?

 Populism in Brazil: how liberalisation and austerity led to the rise of Lula and Bolsonaro

Populism in Brazil: how liberalisation and austerity led to the rise of Lula and Bolsonaro

Populism in Brazil: how liberalisation and austerity led to the rise of Lula and Bolsonaro

US is more relaxed about oil spike than Europe – which helps explain differences over Iran

US is more relaxed about oil spike than Europe – which helps explain differences over Iran

US is more relaxed about oil spike than Europe – which helps explain differences over Iran

Once a Destination for Migrants, Post-Gaddafi Libya Has Gone from Transit Route to Containment

Once a Destination for Migrants, Post-Gaddafi Libya Has Gone from Transit Route to Containment

Once a Destination for Migrants, Post-Gaddafi Libya Has Gone from Transit Route to Containment

 Giving money is not done, offering help is

Giving money is not done, offering help is

Giving money is not done, offering help is

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Stopping coronavirus – what does the evidence say are the best measures?

Stopping coronavirus – what does the evidence say are the best measures?

Stopping coronavirus – what does the evidence say are the best measures?

 Populism in Brazil: how liberalisation and austerity led to the rise of Lula and Bolsonaro

Populism in Brazil: how liberalisation and austerity led to the rise of Lula and Bolsonaro

Populism in Brazil: how liberalisation and austerity led to the rise of Lula and Bolsonaro

US is more relaxed about oil spike than Europe – which helps explain differences over Iran

US is more relaxed about oil spike than Europe – which helps explain differences over Iran

US is more relaxed about oil spike than Europe – which helps explain differences over Iran

Once a Destination for Migrants, Post-Gaddafi Libya Has Gone from Transit Route to Containment

Once a Destination for Migrants, Post-Gaddafi Libya Has Gone from Transit Route to Containment

Once a Destination for Migrants, Post-Gaddafi Libya Has Gone from Transit Route to Containment

 Giving money is not done, offering help is

Giving money is not done, offering help is

Giving money is not done, offering help is


IV. Education & Capacity Building

UNU-MERIT has well-established programmes at both the Master’s and PhD level. Despite the difficulties of operating under pandemic conditions, the Master's programme admitted 129 students, while the PhD programmes (full-time and part-time combined) admitted 27 new PhD candidates.

Master of Science in Public Policy and Human Development (MPP)
Enrolment 2020: 129

The starting point of the MPP programme is to stimulate students to gain an understanding of the basic idea of good governance. The emphasis of the programme lies with the question of how can public policy be dealt with in the most effective and efficient way. To guarantee high quality in an international environment, we cooperate with the faculties of Maastricht University, partner universities and international organisations, like the International Labour Organization (ILO). The MPP programme concentrates on public policy analysis and governance in general and includes the following specialisations: Social Protection Policy (in co-operation with the ILO); Foreign Policy and Development; Migration Studies; Risk and Vulnerability (in co-operation with UNU-EHS); Regional Integration & Multi-Level Governance (in co-operation with UNU-CRIS); and Innovation, Institutions & Development.

In this programme, students are trained in formulating, implementing, monitoring and evaluating policy in order to be able to give recommendations for improving or replacing ongoing policies. Students are provided with a variety of skills, tools and knowledge which enables them to work as policy designers and policy analysts in public and private institutions. The programme serves various groups of students, ranging from bachelor's students to mid-career professionals. The institute aims to recruit students with strong academic records, a demonstrated commitment to public (international) affairs and/or an outstanding potential for career growth and leadership.

Full-time PhD in Innovation, Economics and Governance for Development (IEGD)
Enrolment 2020: 11

This multidisciplinary PhD programme focuses on research skills and methods, training fellows to become both scholars and practitioners in the fields of governance and the economics of technology. During their first year, fellows complete a basic, compulsory training programme conducted by leading scholars of the host and partner universities. These courses are taught in Maastricht and spread across two semesters. Taught entirely in English, this is an annual Maastricht-based programme which starts on 1 September. At the end of the programme, the doctoral degree is awarded by Maastricht University upon successful defence of the thesis.

Part-time PhD in Governance and Policy Analysis (GPAC²)
Enrolment 2020: 16

The Dual Career Training Programme to obtain a PhD in Governance and Policy Analysis (GPAC²) meets the needs and availability of working professionals and researchers with full- or part-time jobs, allowing them to combine their careers with obtaining a PhD. The programme provides advanced training in the theory and skills crucial to policy analysis and design, with all research fitting into one of the institute's eight research themes. The key lecturers of the programme are leading scholars in the field of policy analysis and related areas including governance, social protection, migration, growth and development, technology and innovation.

Design and Evaluation of Innovation Policy in Developing Countries (DEIP)
Events 2020: Postponed

The UNU-MERIT course on the Design and Evaluation of Innovation Policies (DEIP) is an intensive one-week programme for policymakers in science, technology and innovation in developing countries and for participants from the private sector involved in strategic decision-making about technology and innovation. The programme aims to meet the growing demand from developing countries for support in analysing the latest technological developments and designing appropriate responses and policies tailored to their specific development contexts. The course targets senior and middle level officials of Ministries of Science and Technology, Industry, Economic Affairs and other technology-supporting institutions, as well as representatives from the private sector involved in science and technology policy issues. The training focuses on the theory and practice of innovation policy, on policy design, policy implementation, on the measurement and monitoring of innovative performance, and on the evaluation of the outcomes of innovation policies.

‘Reach & Turn’ Science Reporting Workshops (R&T)
Events 2020: Online with Amnesty International, Nature India, IFRC (45 participants)

The ‘Reach & Turn’ series highlights the importance of research narratives in evidence-based policymaking and media reporting. In so doing, it aims to build capacity and networks between scientists and journalists. UNU-MERIT has delivered several interactive workshops for hundreds of researchers and reporters across Central America, West Africa, and the Middle East, with partners including the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the UN Department of Public Information (DPI), and the World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ), plus sister institutes UNU-EHS in Germany and UNU-INRA in Ghana.

Evidence-Based Policy Research Methods (EPRM)
Enrolment 2020: 16

Policymaking is a complicated business, with decisions made either quickly or secretly, based on limited knowledge or expertise, while covering wide briefs for a number of years. The stakes are high, so preparation is essential. To answer these pressing needs, our Evidence-Based Policy Research Methods (EPRM) course aims to equip participants with the fundamental tools for designing and analysing evidence-based research. EPRM trains participants in: (i) Translating policy issues into research questions; (ii) Analysing qualitative and / or quantitative data; (iii) Grasping the state-of-the-art in a particular field; and (iv) Designing, writing and disseminating proposals for evidence-based research, either in the workplace or in a broader research environment. To ensure the development of a quality research proposal, participants receive continuous personal feedback by experienced in-house researchers and professors.

Migration Management Diploma Programme (MMDP)
Events 2020: Postponed

The Migration Management Diploma Programme (MMDP) is specifically designed for migration government professionals, providing a focus on theoretical knowledge, as well as practical skills such as articulation and presenting; how to write briefs, policy notes and memoranda; how to formulate evidence-based policy; and how to work in a group and deal with conflicting interests. Throughout the programme, participants benefit from the input of the core teaching team of UNU-MERIT, visiting migration experts in the field, and guest lecturers from well-known international organisations in different country contexts.



V. RESOURCES & pARTNERSHIPs

Finances

UNU-MERIT is financed through a number of sources. The institute benefits from voluntary contributions from the Dutch government (in particular, the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science), as well as from the European Commission, foundations and other agencies. The institute also receives so-called first stream money through its education – Master’s and PhD – programmes.

Human Resources

The total number of staff is down slightly in 2020 (from 132.5 to 126 FTE), reflecting a few retirements on the UM part of the institute and staff members leaving the UNU part of the institute at the end of their contracts, positions that have not currently been replaced. This is also reflected in the large drop in the percentage of scientific staff in the UNU part of the institute. The number of PhD students dropped again in 2020, reflecting improvements in the number of graduations, with the intake of new PhD fellows remaining stable (i.e., at around 10 per year).

Recent Partnerships

The success in research output, project acquisition and education and capacity building activities rely on an extensive network of research partners and funding. The following highlights some of the key recent partnerships that have helped UNU-MERIT deliver on its mission.

African Union Commission
Co-hosting workshops on the Design and Evaluation of Innovation Policy in Developing Countries (DEIP) across Africa, as part of an MOU.

Asian Development Bank
Co-authoring research and policy reports on Indonesia’s manufacturing sector for the period 2020-2024.

Consortium pour la Recherche Economique et Sociale (CRES)
Co-hosting international conferences on sustainable development and staff secondments.

European Commission
EU European Innovation Scoreboard European Observatory for Clusters and Industrial Change.

Government of Germany, Development Agency (GIZ)
Evaluation of the GIZ Returning Experts Programme. Engagement of the Nigerian and Kenyan Diaspora in Germany.

Government of Kenya, Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation
Research and capacity development project entitled ‘Financial INclusion Improves Sanitation and Health IN Kenya’.

Government of Rwanda, Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration
Capacity building programme Migration Management Diploma Programme delivered in Rwanda.

Government of Switzerland
Evaluation of the Swiss Migration Partnerships.

Government of the Netherlands, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
IS Academy Migration and Development project, focusing on Afghanistan, Burundi, Ethiopia, Morocco and the Netherlands, and on themes such as remittances, entrepreneurship and diasporas.

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Co-hosting workshops on the Design and Evaluation of Innovation Policy in Developing Countries (DEIP) across Latin America and the Caribbean.

International Labour Organization (ILO)
Evaluation of ILO's Decent Work Across Borders Project. Specialisation on Social Protection Policy Design and Financing for our MSc in Public Policy and Human Development.

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Background Paper for the World Migration Report. Evaluation of the IOM Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration  Programme (also in partnership with the Government of Australia).

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Co-hosting the annual conference on Micro Evidence on Innovation and Development.

Renmin University, China
Joint research project analysing data on the links between innovation and employment.

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
Impact evaluation of the LivingSidebySide, peacebuilding programme in Kyrgyzstan.

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Situation Analysis of Children with Disabilities for the Development of an Inclusive Society in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
Co-hosting science reporting workshops for journalists, policymakers and researchers.

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
Co-hosting a workshop on The Future of Industrial Work. Contributions to the UNIDO Industrial Development Report.

UNU Centre: Office of Communications
Contribution of several articles to the UNU HQ website. Co-hosting two global UNU communications meetings in Maastricht.

UNU Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS)
Specialisation on Regional Integration and Multi-level Governance for our MSc in Public Policy and Human Development.

UNU Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)
Specialisation on Risk and Vulnerability for our MSc in Public Policy and Human Development.

UNU World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)
Joint events, projects and publications on communications, education and research.

World Bank (WB)
Contributions to the World Development Report.

World Food Programme (WFP)
Evaluating relief and recovery operations in the Gambia, Kenya and Malawi.



VI. Publications

Journal Articles

1.                   Akay, Alpaslan; Bargain, Olivier; Jara, H.X., 2020, Fair' welfare comparisons with heterogeneous tastes: subjective versus revealed preferences, Social Choice and Welfare, 55(1), 51-84. 10.1007/s00355-019-01231-4

2.                   Timmerman, Ruben I.; Leerkes, Arjen; Staring, R.; Delvino, Nicola, 2020, Free In, Free Out': Exploring Dutch Firewall Protections for Irregular Migrant Victims of Crime, European Journal of Migration and Law, 22(3), 427-455. 10.1163/15718166-12340082

3.                   Tsakiridis, Andreas; O'Donoghue, Cathal; Hynes, Stephen; Kilcline, Kevin, 2020, A comparison of environmental and economic sustainability across seafood and livestock product value chains, Marine Policy, 117, 103968. 10.1016/j.marpol.2020.103968

4.                   Rehm, Martin; Cornelissen, Frank; Notten, Ad; Daly, Alan, 2020, A metric to assess brokerage positions within social networking sites, Teachers College Record, 122(6), 67-88.

5.                   Urias, Eduardo; Ramani, Shyama V., 2020, Access to medicines after TRIPS: Is compulsory licensing an effective mechanism to lower drug prices? A review of the existing evidence, Journal of International Business Policy, 3, 367-384. 10.1057/s42214-020-00068-4

6.                   Bayón-Calvo, Siro; Corrales-Herrero, Helena; De Witte, Kristof, 2020, Assessing regional performance against early school leaving in Spain, International Journal of Educational Research, 99, 101515. 10.1016/j.ijer.2019.101515

7.                   Kuschminder, Katherine; Waidler, Jennifer, 2020, At Europe’s frontline: factors determining migrants decision making for onwards migration from Greece and Turkey, Migration and Development, 9(2), 188-208. 10.1080/21632324.2019.1601829

8.                   Hooijen, Inge; Meng, Christoph; Reinold, Julia, 2020, Be prepared for the unexpected: The gap between (im)mobility intentions and subsequent behaviour of recent higher education graduates, Population Space and Place, 26(5), 2313. 10.1002/psp.2313

9.                   Kuschminder, Katherine, 2020, Before disembarkation: Eritrean and Nigerian migrants journeys within Africa, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. 10.1080/1369183X.2020.1804192

10.                Pel, Bonno; Kemp, René, 2020, Between Innovation and Restoration: Towards a Critical -Historicizing Understanding of Social Innovation Niches, Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, 32(10), 1182-1194. 10.1080/09537325.2020.1750588

11.                Leerkes, Arjen; van Houte, Marieke, 2020, Beyond the deportation regime: differential state interests and capacities in dealing with (non-) deportability in Europe, Citizenship Studies, 24(3), 319-338. 10.1080/13621025.2020.1718349

12.                Habiyaremye, Alexis; Avsar, Veysel, 2020, Bilateral trade agreements and trade finance: evidence from Turkey, International Journal of Emerging Markets. 10.1108/IJOEM-07-2020-0751

13.                Graziosi, Grazia; Sneyers, E.; Agasisti, T.; De Witte, Kristof, 2020, Can grants affect student performance? Evidence from five Italian universities, Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 43(1), 24-48. 10.1080/1360080X.2020.1737343

14.                Ziesemer, Thomas, 2020, Can we have growth when population is stagnant? Testing linear growth rate formulas of non-scale endogenous growth models, Applied Economics, 52(13), 1502-1516. 10.1080/00036846.2019.1676391

15.                Iacoella, Francesco; Tirivayi, Nyasha, 2020, Child nutrition during conflict and displacement: evidence from areas affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria, Public Health, 183, 132-137. 10.1016/j.puhe.2020.03.012

16.                Martorano, Bruno; Metzger, Laura; Sanfilippo, Marco, 2020, Chinese development assistance and household welfare in Sub-Saharan Africa, World Development, 129, 104909. 10.1016/j.worlddev.2020.104909

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124.             Belderbos, René; Du, Helen; Slangen, Arjen, 2020, When do firms choose global cities as foreign investment locations within countries? The roles of contextual distance, knowledge intensity, and target-country experience, Journal of World Business, 55(1). 10.1016/j.jwb.2019.101022

125.             Giulietti, Corrado; Tonin, Mirco; Vlassopoulos, Michael, 2020, When the Market Drives you Crazy: Stock Market Returns and Fatal Car Accidents, Journal of Health Economics, 70, 102245. 10.1016/j.jhealeco.2019.102245

126.             Diepenmaat, Henk; Kemp, René; Velter, Myrthe, 2020, Why sustainable development requires societal innovation and cannot be achieved without this, Sustainability, 12(3), 1270. 10.3390/su12031270

 

Policy Briefs

127.             Lukas Schogl, 2020, Automation, Industrialisation and Development, UNU Policy Brief, Number 1.

128.             Marco Sanfilippo, 2020, Jobs and Structural Transformation in Developing Countries, UNU Policy Brief, Number 2.

129.             Andy Sumner, 2020, Industrialisation and De-Industrialisation in the Developing World, UNU Policy Brief, Number 3.

130.             Luc Soete, 2020, Hammer or Nudge? Science-based Policy Advice in the COVID-19 Pandemic, UNU Policy Brief, Number 4

131.             Alex Hunns, Francesco Iacoella & Franziska Gassmann, 2020, Shock-sensitive Social Protection in Malawi, UNU Policy Brief, Number 5.

132.             Mindel van de Laar, 2020, E-resilience in Education: A Conceptual Framework, UNU Policy Brief, Number 6.

133.             René Kemp and Joost van Haaften, 2020, The 4B’s: Follow Bauhaus to Build Back a Better World, UNU Policy Brief, Number 7.

134.             Nour, Samia S. O. M.; Mohamedain, Eltayeb, 2020, Agricultural development and food security in Sudan as seen from Kassala State Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI)Bergen, Norway.

135.             Nour, Samia S. O. M.; Mohamedain, Eltayeb, 2020, Food Insecurity in Sudan as seen from Kassala State Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI)Bergen, Norway.

136.             Elezaj, B.; Cebotari, Victor; Ramful, N.; Neubourg, Chris, 2020, Gender Equality and Women Empowerment in Ethiopia.

137.             Borgonovi, Francesca; Volante, Louis, 2020, PISA 2018 indicates gender reading gaps are closing: Is it time to celebrate?

138.             Habiyaremye, Alexis, 2020, Tackling poverty and inequality in Southern Africa: transnational growth corridors as a solution.

139.             Cebotari, Victor; Ramful, N.; Elezaj, B.; Neubourg, Chris, 2020, Women's Empowerment and Child Well-being in Ethiopia.

 

Books

140.             Gault, Fred, 2020, Measuring innovation Everywhere: The Challenge of Better Policy, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton

141.             Rayp, Glenn; Ruyssen, Ilse; Marchand, Katrin, 2020, Regional Integration and Migration Governance in the Global South, Springer, New York.

142.             Konte, Maty; Tirivayi, Nyasha, 2020, Women and Sustainable Human Development: Empowering Women in Africa, Palgrave McMillan, London.

 

Book Chapters

143.             Marchand, Katrin; Rayp, Glenn; Ruyssen, Ilse, 2020, Conclusion: Migration in the Global South: Indications for the Global Compact?, in Glenn Rayp, Ilse Ruyssen & Katrin Marchand (eds), Regional Integration and Migration Governance in the Global South, Springer, Cham.

144.             Janssen, Chiara; Marchand, Katrin, 2020, Contemporary Labor Migration in West and Central Africa: The Main Patterns, Drivers and Routes, in Glenn Rayp, Ilse Ruyssen & Katrin Marchand (eds), Regional Integration and Migration Governance in the Global South, Springer, Cham.

145.             Grazzi, Matteo; Vargas, Fernando, 2020, Desafíos para la Medición de la Innovación y el Cambio Tecnológico en América Latina y el Caribe, El Estado de la Ciencia. Principales Indicadores de Ciencia y Tecnología Iberoamericanos/Interamericanos.

146.             Fard, Amir Ebrahimi; Van de Walle, Bartel, 2020, Detecting Rumours in Disasters: An Imbalanced Learning Approach, in Krzhizhanovskaya V. et al. (eds), Computational Science – ICCS 2020, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, Cham.

147.             Mueller, Charlotte, 2020, Diaspora Knowledge Transfer in Sierra Leone and Somaliland, in Maty Konte & Linguère Mously Mbaye (eds), Migration, Remittances, and Sustainable Development in Africa, Routledge, Abingdon/New York.

148.             Granja, Cintia Denise ; Carneiro, Ana Maria, 2020, EU-Brazil Cooperation, in Elizabeth Balbachevsky, Yuzhuo Cai, Heather Eggins & Svetlana Shenderova (eds),  Building Higher Education Cooperation with the EU: Challenges and Opportunities from Four Continents, Brill,  Leiden/Boston.

149.             Konte, Maty, 2020, Female Policymakers and Women’s Well-Being in Africa, , in Maty Konte & Nyasha Tirivayi (eds), Women and Sustainable Human Development Empowering Women in Africa, Palgrave Macmillan, Geneva.

150.             Martelli, Angelo; Saka, Orkun; De Grauwe, Paul; Campos, Nauro; Ji,  Yuemei, 2020, Financial Crises and Liberalization: Progress or Reversals?, in Nauro Campos, Paul De Grauwe & Yuemei Ji (eds), Structural Reforms and Economic Growth in Europe,  Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

151.             Kemp, René; Never, Babette; Turkeli, Serdar, 2020, Fostering Sustainable Development Goals Through an Integrated Approach, in Ademola A. Adenle, Marian R. Chertow, Ellen H. M. Moors & David J. Pannell (eds), Science, Technology, and Innovation for Sustainable Development Goals: Insights from Agriculture, Health, Environment, and Energy, Oxford University Press, New York.

152.             Schwerhoff, Gregor; Konte, Maty, 2020, Gender and Climate Change: Towards Comprehensive Policy Options, in Maty Konte & Nyasha Tirivayi (eds), Women and Sustainable Human Development Empowering Women in Africa, Palgrave Macmillan, Geneva.

153.             Merkle, Ortrun, 2020, Gender and corruption: what we know and ways forward, in Alina Mungiu-Pippidi & Paul M. Heywood (eds), Edward Elgar, A Research Agenda for Studies of Corruption, Cheltenham

154.             Campos, Nauro, 2020, Goulash Labour Market Structural Reforms: Hungary, 1986-2016, in Nauro Campos, Paul De Grauwe & Yuemei Ji (eds), Structural Reforms and Economic Growth in Europe, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

155.             Ciarli, Tommaso; Di Ubaldo, Mattia; Savona, Maria, 2020, Innovation and Self-Employment, in Klaus Zimmermann (ed), Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics, Springer, Cham.

156.             Hollanders, Hugo; Matusiak, Monika, 2020, Mapping innovation potential for place-based innovation policies, in Roberta Capello, Alexander Kleibrink & Monika Matusiak (eds), Quantitative Methods for Place-Based Innovation Policy: Measuring the Growth Potential of Regions, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham.

157.             Siegel, Melissa, 2020, Migration and Health, in Tanja Bastia & Ronald Skeldon (eds), Routledge Handbook of Migration and Development,Routledge, London.

158.             Cebotari, Victor, 2020, Migration, remittances and child education in Ghana: Evidence from a longitudinal study, in Maty Konte & Linguére Mously Mbaye (eds), Migration, Remittances, and Sustainable Development in Africa, Routledge, London.

159.             Lebon-McGregor, Elaine, 2020, Migration, the MDGs, and SDGs, in Tanja Bastia & Ronald Skeldon (eds), Routledge Handbook of Migration and Development, Routledge, London.

160.             Vanore, Michaella, 2020, Mobility and ‘aid for trade’: Conceptual and empirical links between migration and trade in the African context, in Maty Konte & Linguère Mously Mbaye (eds), Migration, Remittances, and Sustainable Development in Africa, Routledge, London.

161.             Turkeli, Serdar; Wong, Pui-hang; Yitbarek, Eleni Abraham, 2020, Multiplex Learning: An Evidence-Based Approach to Design Policy Learning Networks in Sub-Saharan Africa for the SDGs, in  Maano Ramutsindel & David Mickler (eds), Africa and the Sustainable Development Goals, Springer, Cham.

162.             Habiyaremye, Alexis, 2020, Natural resource abundance: a hidden drag on Africa's development?,  in Samuel Ojo Oloruntoba & Toyin Falola (eds), The Palgrave Handbook of African Political Economy, Palgrave Macmillan, London

163.             Campos, Nauro; Martelli, Angelo; Saka, Orkun; Ganslmeier, Michael; Ji, Yuemei, 2020, On the Complementarity between Labour Market Regulation and Tax Reforms in the European Union, in Nauro Campos, Paul De Grauwe & Yuemei Ji (eds), Structural Reforms and Economic Growth in Europe, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

164.             Merkle, Ortrun; Reinold, Julia; Siegel, Melissa, 2020, Shaping the migration journey – the role of corruption, in Maty Konte & Linguère Mously Mbaye (eds), Migration, Remittances, and Sustainable Development in Africa, Routledge, Abingdon/New York.

165.             Ramani, Shyama V.; Kemp, René, 2020, Solution design through a stakeholder process as a new perspective for Environmental Economics with illustrations from Indian case studies, in Mathias Ruth (ed), Research Agenda for Environmental Economics, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham.

166.             Alcorta, Ludovico; Taffere, Tesfachew, 2020, Special Economic Zones and Export-led Growth, in Arkebe Oqubay & Justin Yifu Lin (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Industrial Hubs and Economic Development, Oxford University Press, Oxford

167.             Campos, Nauro; Martelli, Angelo; Saka, Orkun.; Ganslmeier, Michael.; De Grauwe, Paul; Ji, Yuemei, 2020, Structural Reforms in Europe: Case study lessons from Denmark, France, Greece and Portugal, in Nauro Campos, Paul De Grauwe & Yuemei Ji (eds), Structural Reforms and Economic Growth in Europe, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

168.             Loschmann, Craig, 2020, Taking Stock of the Evidence on the Consequences of Hosting Refugees in the Global South, in Glenn Rayp, Ilse Ruyssen & Katrin Marchand (eds), Regional Integration and Migration Governance in the Global South, Springer, Cham.

169.             Barbieri, Laura; Mussida, Chiara; Piva, Mariacristina; Vivarelli, Marco, 2020, Testing the Employment and Skill Impact of New Technologies, in Klaus Zimmermann (ed), Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics, Springer, Cham

170.             Kalz, Marco; Schophuizen, Martine; Turkeli, Serdar, 2020, The Disaggregated, Networked and Open Future of Education for Sustainable Development, Humanistic Futures of Learning: Perspectives from UNESCO Chairs and UNITWIN Networks, UNESCO, Paris.

171.             Andersson, Lisa; Siegel, Melissa, 2020, The Impact of Migration on Development in Developing Countries: A Review of the Empirical Literature, in Glenn Rayp, Ilse Ruyssen & Katrin Marchand (eds), Regional Integration and Migration Governance in the Global South, Springer, Cham

172.             Nomaler, Önder; Verspagen, Bart; Zon, Adriaan, 2020, The Role of Innovation in Structural Change, Economic Development, and the Labor Market, in Klaus Zimmermann (eds), Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics, Springer, Cham.

173.             Anta, Rafael; Crespi, Gustavo A.; Navarro, Juan Carlos; Vargas, Fernando, 2020, The Time Has Come for Science. Will Latin America and the Caribbean Listen?  Responding to COVID-19 with Science, Innovation, and Productive Development, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington D.C.

174.             Constant, Amelie, 2020, Time-Space Dynamics of Return and Circular Migration, in Klaus Zimmermann (ed), Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics, Springer, Cham.

175.             Fard, Amir Ebrahimi; Mercuur, Rijk; Dignum, Virginia; Jonker, Catholijn M.; Van de Walle, Bartel, 2020, Towards Agent-Based Models of Rumours in Organizations: A Social Practice Theory Approach, in Haarko Verhagen, Melania Borit M., Giangiacomo Bravo& Nanda Wijermans (eds), Advances in Social Simulation, Springer, Cham.

 

PhD Theses

176.             Vincent, Rose Camille, 2020, Essays in public economics ; Multi-layer tax structure and implications.

177.             Mensah, Emmanuel Buadi, 2020, Structural change in developing countries: Patterns, causes, and consequences.

178.             Manuamorn, Ornsaran, 2020, Governance of international adaptation finance for local climate change adaptation: An analysis of adaptation fund projects.

179.             McFarland, Gillian, 2020, Doing Policy in Further Education: An exploration of the enactment of the GCSE Resit Policy in Further Education Colleges in England.

180.             Torres, Omar Rodriguez, 2020, Essays on entrepreneurship in Colombia.

181.             Lebon-McGregor, Elaine, 2020, International Organizations and Global Migration Governance.

182.             Moldalieva, Janyl, 2020, Playing the 'Game' of Transparency and Accountability in Kyrgyzstan's Natural Resource Governance.

183.             Haile, Kaleab, 2020, Essays on Rural Household Decision-Making under Climate Risk.

184.             Ragab, Nora Jasmin, 2020, Diaspora Mobilisation in a Conflict Setting: The Emergence and Trajectories of Syrian Diaspora Mobilisation in Germany.

185.             Kaltenburg, Mary, 2020, From micro to macro: Essays on technological change and income divergence.

186.             Bonfiglio, Ayla E., 2020, Student migrant, refugee or both? Exploring refugee agency and mobility through tertiary education in Kenya, South Africa and Uganda.

187.             Sartorello Spinola, Danilo, 2020, Cycles, economic structures, and external constraints. A structuralist study on the causes of economic volatility in Latin America.

 

Contributions to Conferences

188.             Marotta, Julieta, 2020, A Fifth Wave of Access to Justice in the Family Law of Argentina, What is a Family Justice System For?, International Institute for the Sociology of Law.

189.             Marotta, Julieta, 2020, An International Perspective on Violence Against Women and Access to Justice, Violence Against Women E-conference, UNICEF Student Team Maastricht.

190.             Kuss, Maria Klara, 2020, Extending Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Social Policy in Developing Countries, International Workshop co-convened, organised and chaired, together with Andrew Fischer, María Gabriela Palacio Ludeña, and Hayley Jones, International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Hague, 10-11 February 2020

191.             Celbis, Mehmet Guney; Wong, Pui-hang; Kourtit, Karima; Nijkamp, Peter, 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.

192.             Marotta, Julieta, 2020, Multidisciplinary Assistance and Family Law: The Case of Argentina. M-EPLI Talk.

193.             Yu, Yip Ching; Yu, Yip Ching, 2020, Pathways to Intergenerational Welfare Assimilation: Evidence from the Netherlands, EALE SOLE AASLE World Labour Economics Conference 2020.

194.             Kuss, Maria Klara, 2020, The limitation of technocratic narratives: a bottom-up perspective on social protection policy processes in Zambia, Paper presented at International Workshop, International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Hague, 11 February 2020.

195.             Fard, Amir Ebrahimi; Mercuur, Rijk; Dignum, Virginia; Jonker, Catholijn M.; Van de Walle, Bartel, 2020, Towards Agent-Based Models of Rumours in Organizations: A Social Practice Theory Approach, 14th Social Simulation Conference, 2018 (2020): 141-153.

  

Working Papers

196.             Schubert, Torben; Jäger, Angela; Turkeli, Serdar; Visentin, Fabiana, 2020, Addressing the productivity paradox with big data: A literature review and adaptation of the CDM econometric model, UNU-MERIT Working Paper.

197.             Gravina, Antonio Francesco; Foster-McGregor, Neil, 2020, Automation, globalisation and relative wages: An empirical analysis of winners and losers, UNU-MERIT Working Paper.

198.             Leerkes, Arjen; Fokkema, Tineke; Bening, Jonathan, 2020, Community multiculturalism and self-reported immigrant crime: Testing three theoretical mechanisms, UNU-MERIT Working Paper.

199.             Avenyo, Elvis; Francois, John Nana; Zinyemba, Tatenda, 2020, COVID-19, Lockdowns, and Africa’s Informal Sector: Lessons from Ghana, UNU-MERIT Working Paper.

200.             Spinola, Danilo, 2020, Debating the assumptions of the Thirlwall Model: A VECM analysis of the Balance of Payments for Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico, UNU-MERIT Working Paper.

201.             Mairesse, Jacques; Pezzoni, Michele; Visentin, Fabiana, 2020, Does gender matter for promotion in science? Evidence from physicists in France, UNU-MERIT Working Paper.

202.             Delera, Michele ; Pietrobelli, Carlo; Calza, Elisa; Lavopa, Alejandro, 2020, Does value chain participation facilitate the adoption of industry 4.0 technologies in developing countries?, UNU-MERIT Working Paper.

203.             Cette, Gilbert; Lopez, Jimmy ; Mairesse, Jacques; Nicoletti, Giuseppe, 2020, Economic adjustment during the Great Recession: The role of managerial quality, UNU-MERIT Working Paper.

204.             Bárcena-Martín, Elena; Medina-Claros, Samuel; Pérez-Moreno, Salvador, 2020, Economic gender gap in the Global South: how institutional quality matters, UNU-MERIT Working Paper.

205.             Chowdhury, Shyamal; Sutter, Matthias; Zimmermann, Klaus F. , 2020, Economic preferences across generations and family clusters: A large-scale experiment, UNU-MERIT Working Paper.

206.             Dietrich, Stephan; Schmerzeck, Georg, 2020, For real? Income and non-income effects of cash transfers on the demand for food, UNU-MERIT Working Paper.

207.             Calzada Olvera, Beatriz; Iizuka, Michiko, 2020, How does innovation take place in the mining industry? Understanding the logic behind innovation in a changing context, UNU-MERIT Working Paper.

208.             Ndubuisi, Gideon; Owusu, Solomon, 2020, How important is GVC participation to export upgrading, UNU-MERIT Working Paper.

209.             Zimmermann, Klaus F.; Karabulut, Gokhan; Bilgin, Mehmet Huseyin; Cansin Doker, Asli, 2020, Inter-country Distancing, Globalisation and the Coronavirus Pandemic, UNU-MERIT Working Paper.

210.             Belderbos, René; Mohnen, Pierre, 2020, Inter-sectoral and international R&D spillovers, UNU-MERIT Working Paper.

211.             Dubow, Talitha; Marchand, Katrin; Siegel, Melissa, 2020, International student mobility decision-making in a European context, UNU-MERIT Working Paper.

212.             Mack, Miriam; Roeder, Sarah; Marchand, Katrin; Siegel, Melissa, 2020, Intra-EU migration: Shedding light on drivers, corridors and the relative importance of migrant characteristics, UNU-MERIT Working Paper.

213.             Mensah, Emmanuel Buadi, 2020, Is sub-Saharan Africa deindustrializing? , UNU-MERIT Working Paper.

214.             Balde, Racky; Boly, Mohamed; Avenyo, Elvis, 2020, Labour market effects of COVID-19 in sub-Saharan Africa: An informality lens from Burkina Faso, Mali and Senegal, UNU-MERIT Working Paper.

215.             Guillard, Charlotte, 2020, Mapping industrial patterns and structural change in exports, UNU-MERIT Working Paper.

216.             Nour, Samia S. O. M. , 2020, Migration of higher education students from the North Africa Region to the United Kingdom, UNU-MERIT Working Paper.

217.             Baum, Christopher F; Lööf, Hans; Stephan, Andreas; Zimmermann, Klaus F., 2020, Occupational sorting and wage gaps of refugees, UNU-MERIT Working Paper.

218.             Ritzen, Jo, 2020, Once the great lockdown is lifted; Post COVID-19 options for the economy, UNU-MERIT Working Paper.

219.             Getachew, Yoseph Yilma, 2020, Optimal social distancing in SIR based macroeconomic models, UNU-MERIT Working Paper.

220.             Nour, Samia S. O. M. , 2020, Overview of the Sudan Uprising, UNU-MERIT Working Paper.

221.             Chu, Shuai; Zeng, Xiangquan; Zimmermann, Klaus F. , 2020, Parental gender stereotypes and student wellbeing in China, UNU-MERIT Working Paper.

222.             Porcile, Gabriel; Spinola, Danilo; Yajima, Giuliano, 2020, Patterns of growth in structuralist models: The role of the real exchange rate and industrial policy, UNU-MERIT Working Paper.

223.             Rossello, Giulia; Cowan, Robin; Mairesse, Jacques, 2020, Ph.D. research output in STEM: the role of gender and race in supervision, UNU-MERIT Working Paper.

224.             Narula, Rajneesh, 2020, Policy opportunities and challenges from the Covid-19 pandemic for economies with large informal sectors, UNU-MERIT Working Paper.

225.             Mensah, Emmanuel Buadi; Owusu, Solomon; Foster-McGregor, Neil, 2020, Productive efficiency, technological change and catch up within Africa, UNU-MERIT Working Paper.

226.             Ritzen, Jo, 2020, Public universities, in search of enhanced funding, UNU-MERIT Working Paper.

227.             Nimeh, Zina; Kool, Tamara A. ; Iacoella, Francesco; Hunns, Alex, 2020, Rethinking humanitarian aid & making the case for humanitarian social protection: A response to the 2019 Global Refugee Forum, UNU-MERIT Working Paper.

228.             Montobbio, F.; Staccioli, Jacopo; Virgillito, E.; Vivarelli, Marco, 2020, Robots and the origin of their labour-saving impact, UNU-MERIT Working Paper.

229.             Iacoella, Francesco; Justino, Patricia; Martorano, Bruno, 2020, Roots of dissent: Trade liberalization and the rise of populism in Brazil, UNU-MERIT Working Paper.

230.             Nomaler, Önder; Spinola, Danilo; Verspagen, Bart, 2020, Schumpeter and Keynes: Economic growth in a super-multiplier model, UNU-MERIT Working Paper.

231.             Yu, Yip Ching; Nimeh, Zina, 2020, Segmented paths of welfare assimilation, UNU-MERIT Working Paper.

232.             Constant, Amelie; Milewski, Nadja, 2020, Self-selection in physical and mental health among older intra-European migrants, UNU-MERIT Working Paper.

233.             Ziesemer, Thomas, 2020, Semi-endogenous growth models with domestic and foreign private and public R&D linked to VECMs with evidence for five countries, UNU-MERIT Working Paper.

234.             Cai, Shu; Zimmermann, Klaus F. , 2020, Social assimilation and labour market outcomes of migrants in China, UNU-MERIT Working Paper.

235.             Djidonou, Gbenoukpo Robert ; Foster-McGregor, Neil, 2020, Stagnant manufacturing growth in India: The role of the informal economy, UNU-MERIT Working Paper.

236.             Mathew, Nanditha, 2020, STI-DUI innovation modes and firm performance in the Indian capital goods industry: Do small firms differ from large ones? , UNU-MERIT Working Paper.

237.             Magacho, Guilherme R.; Spinola, Danilo, 2020, Supply and demand in Kaldorian growth models: a proposal for dynamic adjustment, UNU-MERIT Working Paper.

238.             Ritzen, Jo; Lopez, Javi; Knottnerus, André; Pérez-Moreno, Salvador; Papandreou, George; Zimmermann, Klaus F. , 2020, Taking the challenge: A joint European policy response to the corona crisis to strengthen the public sector and restart a more sustainable and social Europe, UNU-MERIT Working Paper.

239.             Fagerberg, Jan; Verspagen, Bart, 2020, Technological revolutions, structural change & catching-up, UNU-MERIT Working Paper.

240.             Soete, Luc; Verspagen, Bart; Ziesemer, Thomas, 2020, The economic impact of public R&D: an international perspective, UNU-MERIT Working Paper.

241.             Kaltenberg, Mary; Foster-McGregor, Neil, 2020, The impact of automation on inequality across Europe, UNU-MERIT Working Paper.

242.             Spinola, Danilo, 2020, The La Marca Model revisited: Structuralist Goodwin cycles with evolutionary supply side and balance of payments constraints, UNU-MERIT Working Paper.

243.             Filippetti, Andrea; Vezzani, Antonio, 2020, The political economy of public research, or why some governments commit to research more than others, UNU-MERIT Working Paper.

244.             Piva, Mariacristina; Tani, Massimiliano; Vivarelli, Marco, 2020, The productivity impact of business visits across industries, UNU-MERIT Working Paper.

245.             Owusu, Solomon; Szirmai, Adam; Foster-McGregor, Neil, 2020, The rise of the service sector in the global economy, UNU-MERIT Working Paper.

246.             Mathew, Nanditha; Napolitano, Lorenzo; Rizzo, Ugo, 2020, The role of domestic-firm knowledge in foreign R&D collaborations: Evidence from co-patenting in Indian firms, UNU-MERIT Working Paper.

247.             Ugur, Mehmet; Vivarelli, Marco, 2020, The role of innovation in industrial dynamics and productivity growth: a survey of the literature, UNU-MERIT Working Paper.

248.             Constant, Amelie, 2020, Time-space dynamics of return and circular migration: Theories and evidence, UNU-MERIT Working Paper.

249.             Tetteh, Godsway; Goedhuys, Micheline; Konte, Maty; Mohnen, Pierre, 2020, Towards a new index of mobile money inclusion and the role of the regulatory environment, UNU-MERIT Working Paper.

250.             Spinola, Danilo, 2020, Uneven development and the balance of payments constrained model: Terms of trade, economic cycles, and productivity catching-up, UNU-MERIT Working Paper.

251.             Ayoubi, Charles; Barbosu, Sandra; Pezzoni, Michele; Visentin, Fabiana, 2020, What matters in funding: The value of research coherence and alignment in evaluators' decisions, UNU-MERIT Working Paper.

252.             Wertza, Aurélie; Mbuvi, Dorcas, 2020, Women, leadership and violent extremism: A potential security risk?, UNU-MERIT Working Paper.

253.             Gasper, Des; Jolly, Richard.; Koehler, Gabriele.; Kool, Tamara A.; Simane, Mara, 2020, Adding human security and human resilience to help advance the SDGs agenda, International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University (ISS), The Hague, The Netherlands.

254.             Avenyo, Elvis; Ndubuisi, Gideon, 2020, Coping During COVID-19: Family Businesses and Social Assistance in Nigeria, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), London, United Kingdom.

255.             Cathles, Alison; Nayyar, Gaurav; Rückert, Désirée, 2020, Digital technologies and firm performance: Evidence from Europe. EIB Working Paper 2020/06, European Investment Bank (EIB), Luxembourg.

256.             Mairesse, Jacques; Pezzoni, Michele; Visentin, Fabiana, 2020, Does gender matter for promotion in academia? Evidence from physicists in France, National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambrigde, MA, USA.

257.             Diaz, Yadira; Narváez, Liliana; Rodriguez, Omar; Cortés, Mónica; Silva, Juan S., 2020, Evaluating three UNDP entrepreneurship programmes for the economic inclusion of the poor in Colombia, UNDP

258.             Torres Mazzi, Caio; Ndubuisi, Gideon; Avenyo, Elvis, 2020, Exporters and global value chain participation: Firm-level evidence from South Africa, UNU- WIDER, Helsinki, Finland.

259.             Habiyaremye, Alexis, 2020, Fast tracking the SADC integration agenda to unlock regional collaboration gains along growth corridors in Southern Africa, UNU-WIDER, Helsinki, Finland.

260.             Nour, Samia S. O. M.; Mohamedain, Eltayeb, 2020, Food Security and Agricultural Development in Sudan: The case of Kassala State, Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI), Bergen, Norway.

261.             Iizuka, Michiko; Hollanders, Hugo, 2020, Innovation Indicators: for a critical reflection on their use in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs), National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo, Japan.

262.             Nour, Samia S. O. M. , 2020, Overview of the Sudan Uprising – Before, During and After the Revolution, Institute for World Economics and International Management (IWIM), University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany.

263.             Müller-Funk, Lea; Fransen, Sonja, 2020, Return aspirations and coerced return: A case study on Syrian refugees in Turkey and Lebanon, International Migration Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

264.             Cathles, Alison; Gardiner, Drew; Goedhuys, Micheline; Gong, Chen; Gonzalez Amador, Michelle; Nillesen, Eleonora, 2020, Youth Aspirations and the Future of Work: A Review of the Literature and Evidence, ILO, Geneva, Switzerland.

 

Research Reports

265.             Alcorta, Ludovico, 2020, Action Plan. Roadmap for the Implementation of the Manufacturing Strategy 2040 “Manufacturing for Well-being”.

266.             Mueller, Charlotte; Kuschminder, Katherine, 2020, Connecting Diaspora for Development 2 (CD4D2), Initial Report.

267.             Belderbos, René; Van Roy, Vincent; Sleuwaegen, Leo, 2020, Does trade participation limit domestic firms’ productivity gains from inward foreign direct investment?

268.             Hollanders, Hugo; Es-Sadki, N.; Merkelbach, Iris; Khalilova, Aishe, 2020, European Innovation Scoreboard 2020.

269.             Hollanders, Hugo; Merkelbach, Iris, 2020, European Panorama of Clusters and Industrial Change 2020: Performance of strong clusters across 51 sectors and the role of firm size in driving specialisation.

270.             Kotowski, Joanna; Nour, Samia S. O. M. , 2020, Evaluation of the “Asserting People's Habitat Rights at all Levels” global project of the Habitat International Coalition (HIC)- Evaluated period: 2014-2019.

271.             Diker, Eleni; Khalaf, Mohammad; Vanore, Michaella; Youssef, Soha, 2020, Iraqi minorities in diaspora mapping of community structures, perceptions on return, and connections to the homeland.

272.             Belderbos, René; Grimpe, Christoph, 2020, Learning in foreign and domestic value chains - The role of opportunities and capabilities.

273.             Alcorta, Ludovico, 2020, Manufacturing for wellbeing industrial policy instruments. Achieving the Vision and Strategic Objectives of the Manufacturing Strategy 2040.

274.             Naujoks, Daniel; Lebon-McGregor, Elaine, 2020, Measuring Policy Coherence for Migration and Development - A new set of tested tools.

275.             Veugelers, Reinhilde; Mohnen, Pierre; Annichiarico, Barbara; Licandro, Omar; Ortega, Eva, 2020, Moving the Frontier of Macroeconomic Modeling of Research and Innovation Policy.

276.             Gagliardi, D.; Psarra, F.; Wintjes, René; Trendafili, K.; Pineda Mendoza, J.; Haaland, Kirsten; Turkeli, Serdar; Giotitsas, C.; Pazaitis, A.; Niglia, F. , 2020, New Technologies and Digitisation: Opportunities and Challenges for the Social Economy and Social Enterprises.

277.             Gagliardi, D.; Psarra, F.; Wintjes, René; Haaland, Kirsten; Turkeli, Serdar, 2020, New technologies and digitisation: opportunities and challenges for the social economy and social enterprises.

278.             Belderbos, René; Tong, T.W. , 2020, Portfolio Configuration and Foreign Entry Decisions: A Juxtaposition of Real Options and Risk Diversification Theories.

279.             Pellegrin, Julie; Spinoglio,  Mark; Wintjes, René; Hausemer, Pierre; Amichetti, C. , 2020, Smart Guide to cluster policy monitoring and evaluation.

280.             Richardson, Dominique; Carraro, A.; Cebotari, Victor; Gromada, A.; Rees, G. , 2020, Supporting Families and Children Beyond COVID-19: Social protection in high-income countries.

281.             Richardson, Dominique; Cebotari, Victor; Carraro, A.; Damoah, K. A. , 2020, Supporting Families and Children Beyond COVID-19: Social protection in Southern and Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

282.             Gassmann, Franziska; Leopold, Nga; Timar, Eszter, 2020, Technical Assistance to review Decree 136 with a focus on social assistance for children and propose policy options for the development of a new Decree in line with MPSARD targets and relevant to the context of a lower middle-income country.

283.             Belderbos, René; Lokshin, Boris; Boone, Christophe; Jacob, Jojo, 2020, Top management team international diversity and the performance of international R&D.

284.             Cathles, Alison, 2020, Sources of Data on Digital Talent in Latin America and the Caribbean, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), 10.18235/0002351

 

Other Publications

285.             Cebotari, Victor, 2020, How will COVID-19 disrupt child well-being in Southern and Eastern Europe and Central Asia?, UNICEF Evidence for Action Blog.

286.             Habiyaremye, Alexis; Jacobs, Peter; Lekomanyane, Pelontle; Molewa, Olebogeng, 2020, Macroeconomic policy options beyond Covid-19 depression, Mail & Guardian Op-ed.

287.             Marotta, Julieta, 2020, On the virtual frontline: ‘Ensuring education while protecting the well-being of everyone’, UNU-MERIT Blog.

288.             Bonaglia, Federico; Gagnon, Jason; Lebon-McGregor, Elaine; Khoudour, David; Meddeb, Riad; Naujoks, Daniel; Plaza, Sonia, 2020, Strengthening the migration-development nexus in times of COVID-19: why policy coherence matters, World Bank Blogs.

289.             Tomai, Maria, 2020, When Mother Earth sends a message: We must respond! International Mother Earth Day Blog.

290.             Mairesse, Jacques; Pezzoni, Michele; Visentin, Fabiana, 2020, When there is no gender discrimination in promotion in science, VoxEu.

291.             Volante, Louis; Borgonovi, Francesca, 2020, Girls consistently outperform boys in reading skills – but could this be changing?, The Conversation.

292.             Koser, Khalid, 2020, The Next Great Migration: The Beauty and Terror of Life on the Move, Science, 368, 6498, 1436. 10.1126/science.abb9025 

293.             Carneiro, Ana Maria; Granja, Cintia Denise ; Oliveira, Daniela Atães; Colus, Flávia; Pallone, Simone, 2020, A Pós-Graduação nas Universidades Estaduais Paulistas e a Covid-19, Geosciences Institute Website (University of Campinas).

294.             Carneiro, Ana Maria; Granja, Cintia Denise ; Oliveira, Daniela Atães; Colus, Flávia, 2020, As universidades estaduais paulistas contra a Covid-19 [São Paulo state universities against Covid-19], Com Ciencia Special Edition.

295.             Kuschminder, Katherine, 2020, Once a Destination for Migrants, Post-Gaddafi Libya Has Gone from Transit Route to Containment, Migration Information Source

 


FOCUS 2020: MASTER'S BLOGS

The following posts appeared on our Master's Voice blog, where our students covered everything from space policy to water as a human right to pandemic volunteering to bee-centric social entrepreneurship (click the images below for the hyperlinks).


 Water: Novel human right or tradeable commodity?

Water: Novel human right or tradeable commodity?With the world at breaking point, let’s bring evidence to bear on policymaking

With the world at breaking point, let’s bring evidence to bear on policymaking

 Space policy: A new frontier in European decision-making

Space policy: A new frontier in European decision-making

Space policy: A new frontier in European decision-making

 With the world at breaking point, let’s bring evidence to bear on policymaking

With the world at breaking point, let’s bring evidence to bear on policymaking

Stopping coronavirus – what does the evidence say are the best measures?

Putting the bees back in business: Student entrepreneur wins place on national development programme

Putting the bees back in business: Student entrepreneur wins place on national development programme

Putting the bees back in business: Student entrepreneur wins place on national development programme

 Students in times of corona: Helping at home and in hospitals

Students in times of corona: Helping at home and in hospitals

Students in times of corona: Helping at home and in hospitals

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 Water: Novel human right or tradeable commodity?

Water: Novel human right or tradeable commodity?With the world at breaking point, let’s bring evidence to bear on policymaking

With the world at breaking point, let’s bring evidence to bear on policymaking

 Space policy: A new frontier in European decision-making

Space policy: A new frontier in European decision-making

Space policy: A new frontier in European decision-making

 With the world at breaking point, let’s bring evidence to bear on policymaking

With the world at breaking point, let’s bring evidence to bear on policymaking

Stopping coronavirus – what does the evidence say are the best measures?

Putting the bees back in business: Student entrepreneur wins place on national development programme

Putting the bees back in business: Student entrepreneur wins place on national development programme

Putting the bees back in business: Student entrepreneur wins place on national development programme

 Students in times of corona: Helping at home and in hospitals

Students in times of corona: Helping at home and in hospitals

Students in times of corona: Helping at home and in hospitals


ViI. EVENTS

January 2020

30         

Meeting with Lilianne Ploumen, Member of Parliament
Lilianne Ploumen, Dutch Parliament
category: public lecture
venue: UNU-MERIT Conference Room
time: 13:00 - 14:00

February 2020

06         

UM Star Lecture 2020: Myths and misconceptions around migration
Prof. Melissa Siegel, UNU-MERIT
category: External event
venue: UM Campus Brussels
time: 20:00 - 22:00

06         

Humanitarian Assistance and IDPs. Experimental Evidence from a Voucher Program in the Congo
Dr. Maarten Voors, Wageningen University
category: UNU-MERIT Seminar Series
venue: 0.18
time: 12:00 - 13:00

12         

Citizenship in the migrant life course: 10 observations on immigrant naturalization
Prof. Dr. Maarten Vink, Maastricht University, FASoS
category: Migration seminar
venue: UNU-MERIT, room 0.18
time: 13:00 - 14:00

12         

Climate Refugees: The Fabrication of a Migration Threat
Prof. Dr. Hein de Haas, UNU-MERIT
category: public lecture
venue: UNU-MERIT Conference Room
time: 19:00 - 20:30

13         

Polycentric urban development and economic productivity in China: A multiscalar analysis
Dr. Mingshu Wang, University of Twente
category: UNU-MERIT Seminar Series
venue: 0.18
time: 12:00 - 13:00

19         

Immigration Policies and Political Support. A Survey Experiment in Germany.
Stephan Simon, M.A., University of Bamberg, Germany (visiting researcher at FASoS and MACIMIDE)
category: Migration seminar
venue: 0.18
time: 13:00 - 14:00

20         

Student Migrant, Refugee or Both? Exploring Refugee Agency and Mobility through Tertiary Education in Kenya, South Africa and Uganda
Ayla Bonfiglio, UNU-MERIT
category: PhD defence
venue: Aula, Minderbroedersberg 4-6
time: 12:00 - 13:30

20         

Measure Twice, Cut Once. Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Metrics
Prof. Erik Stam, Utrecht University
category: UNU-MERIT Seminar Series
venue: 0.18
time: 12:30 - 13:30

March 2020

03         

Resolving the Global Refugee Crisis
Prof. Dr. Khalid Koser, UNU-MERIT
category: public lecture
venue: UNU-MERIT Conference Room
time: 19:00 - 20:30

04         

Cycles, Economic Structures and External Constraints: A Structuralist Study on the Causes of Economic Volatility in Latin America
Danilo Sartorello Spinola, UNU-MERIT
category: PhD defence
venue: Aula, Minderbroedersberg 4-6
time: 10:00 - 11:30

05         

Competing along domestic value chains: Chinese import penetration and the performances of manufacturing firms in South Africa
Sofia Torreggiani, SOAS, University of London
category: UNU-MERIT Seminar Series
venue: 0.18
time: 12:30 - 13:30

07         

Master’s Open Day
category: Open day
venue: UNU-MERIT, Boschstraat 24, Maastricht
time: 12:00 - 16:00

11         

CANCELLED: Gender Perspectives around Migration
Dr. Ortrun Merkle, UNU-MERIT
category: public lecture
venue: UNU-MERIT Conference Room
time: 19:00 - 20:30

18         

From Micro to Macro: Essays on Technological Change and Income Divergence
Mary Kaltenberg, UNU-MERIT
category: PhD defence
venue: Zoom
time: 14:00 - 15:30

31         

CANCELLED -- Guest lecture: Introduction to EMRIC (Euregion Meuse-Rhine Incident control and Crisis management)
Kim Worseling, Policy Advisor at EMRIC,
category: public lecture
venue: Conference room 0.18
time: 14:00 - 16:00

April 2020

07         

‘Reach & Turn’ Virtual Workshop, World Health Day
category: workshop
venue: Zoom
time: 09:00 - 13:30

23         

Joint EU Economic Policy Response to the Corona Crisis: Sustainabilty, Strengthening the Public Sector and Coordinated Taxation as Conditionalities
Jo Ritzen, Honorary Professor, Maastricht University
category: UNU-MERIT Seminar Series
venue: Zoom
time: 12:00 - 13:00

24         

Diaspora Mobilisation in a Conflict Setting: The Emergence and Trajectories of Syrian Diaspora Mobilisation in Germany
Nora Ragab, UNU-MERIT
category: PhD defence
venue: Zoom
time: 10:00 - 11:30

30         

The Impacts of New Digital Technologies on Gender Equality in Developing Countries
Alina Sorgner, UNIDO
category: UNU-MERIT Seminar Series
venue: Zoom
time: 14:00 - 15:00

May 2020

07         

How important is GVC Participation to Export Upgrading?
Gideon Ndubuisi, UNU-MERIT
category: UNU-MERIT Seminar Series
venue: Zoom
time: 11:00 - 12:00

08         

Virtual townhall for admitted MPP applicants with the Programme Director
Dr Julieta Marotta, UNU-MERIT
category: Course
venue: Zoom
time: 11:00 - 12:00

14         

The Evolution of Labor Productivity in Chile’s exporting sector: a Micro-level Perspective
Juan Carlos Castillo, Bocconi University Milan
category: UNU-MERIT Seminar Series
venue: Zoom
time: 14:00 - 15:00

20         

Labour Market effects of COVID-19 in sub-Saharan Africa: An Informality lens from Burkina Faso, Mali, and Senegal
Racky Balde, UNU-MERIT
category: UNU-MERIT Seminar Series
venue: Zoom
time: 14:00 - 15:00

28         

Human right indicators: promises, problems and paradoxes
Bart Kleine Deters, UNU-MERIT and Maastricht Graduate School of Governance
category: UNU-MERIT Seminar Series
venue: Zoom
time: 14:00 - 15:00

June 2020

04         

Social Mobility and Economic Development
Dr. Guido Neidhöfer, ZEW Mannheim
category: UNU-MERIT Seminar Series
venue: Zoom
time: 16:00 - 17:00

11         

Economic Adversity and the Intergenerational Transmission of Personality
Professor Salvatore di Falco, University of Geneva
category: UNU-MERIT Seminar Series
time: 12:00 - 13:00

11         

Master's Programme Closing Ceremony
Various speakers, UNU-MERIT
category: misc
venue: Zoom
time: 14:00 - 15:30

12         

Virtual townhall with the MPP Programme Director for prospective students
Dr Julieta Marotta, UNU-MERIT
category: Course
venue: Zoom
time: 14:00 - 15:00

16         

International Patent Protection and Trade: Transaction-Level Evidence
Dr. Daniele Moschella , Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
category: UNU-MERIT Seminar Series
time: 15:00 - 16:00

16         

Measuring Technological Novelty with Patent-based Indicators
Dennis Verhoeven, Research Foundation Flanders (FWO), KU Leuven?
category: PhD seminar
venue: Zoom
time: 11:00 - 12:00

25         

Essays on Rural Household Decision-Making under Climate Risk
Kaleab Kebede Haile, UNU-MERIT
category: PhD defence
venue: Zoom
time: 12:00 - 13:30

29-30   

4th UNU-MERIT Internal Conference
Various speakers, UNU-MERIT
category: Conference
venue: Zoom
time: 09:00 - 17:00

July 2020

22         

How has COVID-19 changed the work settings for our alumni?
Various speakers, UNU-MERIT
category: misc
venue: Zoom
time: 14:00 - 15:00

September 2020

10         

Online UM Alumni Week 2020: Meet MPP alumnus Rodolpho Zannin Feijó, Head of International Affairs in Curitiba, Brazil
Rodolpho Zannin Feijó, MPP alumnus, cohort 2015-2016, UNU-MERIT
category: External event
venue: Zoom
time: 16:00 - 17:00

25         

UN75 Dialogue
Various Speakers, UNU-MERIT
category: External event
venue: Zoom
time: 15:00 - 17:00

29         

Online session: Partnerships for the Goals
Prof. Shyama V. Ramani, PhD Fellow Maria Tomai, and others, UNU-MERIT, SITE4Society, Act for Global Goals, MUNDO, Mondiaal Maastricht
category: public lecture
venue: Zoom
time: 19:30 - 21:00

30         

Playing the 'Game' of Transparency and Accountability in Kyrgyzstan's Natural Resource Governance
Janyl Moldalieva, UNU-MERIT
category: PhD defence
venue: Zoom
time: 10:00 - 11:30

30         

Migration in Libya: From transit route to containment
Dr Katie Kuschminder, UNU-MERIT
category: Migration seminar
venue: Zoom
time: 19:00 - 20:30

October 2020

01         

Impacts from automation diffuse locally - a novel approach to estimate jobs risk in US cities
Dr. Teresa Farinha, UNU-MERIT
category: UNU-MERIT Seminar Series
venue: Zoom
time: 12:00 - 13:00

05         

International Organizations and Global Migration Governance
Elaine Lebon-McGregor, UNU-MERIT
category: PhD defence
venue: Zoom
time: 13:00 - 14:30

07         

The Impact of Crime on Firm Entry
Dr. Ugo Rizzo , University of Ferrara
category: UNU-MERIT Seminar Series
venue: Zoom
time: 12.00 - 13.00

15         

Essays on Entrepreneurship in Colombia
Omar Rodriguez, UNU-MERIT
category: PhD defence
venue: Zoom
time: 16:00 - 17:30

15         

UM Data Science Research Seminar
Fabiana Visentin, Mario Gonzalez Sauri, A joint seminar of Institute of Data Science (UM) and UNU-MERIT
category: Academic research seminar
venue: Zoom
time: 12:00 - 13:00

15         

Visualizing spatial data with R
Dr. Martijn Tennekes, Statistics Netherlands (Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek)
category: METECH Seminar
venue: Zoom
time: 16:00 - 17:30

21         

Online intercultural training session by the Maastricht Young Academy
Nava Hinrichs-Pasutto, UNU-MERIT
category: Training seminar
venue: Zoom
time: 09:00 - 12:00

22         

Do Innovative Firms Pay Higher Wages? Micro-Level Evidence from Brazil
Antonio Soares Martins, UNU-MERIT
category: UNU-MERIT Seminar Series
venue: Zoom
time: 12:00 - 13:00

23         

Impacts from automation diffuse locally - a novel approach to estimate jobs risk in US cities
Teresa Farinha, UNU-MERITcategory: External event
venue: Zoom
time: 15:00 - 16:00

24         

A UN75 Dialogue in the Great Hall of Justice: The Future We Want, The UN We Need
Various Speakers, Dutch Foreign Ministry, International Court of Justice, Leiden University, UNU-MERIT
category: External event
venue: YouTube
time: 17:30 - 19:30

28         

Maastricht Migration Lecture Series: Does Citizenship Matter?
Prof. dr. Maarten Vink, Maastricht University
category: public lecture
venue: YouTube
time: 19:00 - 20:30

November 2020

05         

WASH and Waste in West Africa
Charlie Uldahl Christensen, Walking for Water
category: UNU-MERIT Seminar Series
venue: Zoom
time: 12:00 - 13:00

12         

Introduction to Special Issue: Conceptualizing and Contextualizing Reintegration
Dr. Katie Kuschminder and Dr. Ine Lietaert, UNU-MERIT and UNU-CRIS
category: Conference
venue: UNU-MERIT YouTube
time: 16:00 - 17:30

12         

Evolutionary and interacting spheres that condition the technological capabilities accumulation in Latin America
Dr. Gabriela Dutrenit, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Xochimilco
category: UNU-MERIT Seminar Series
time: 15:00 - 16:00

13         

Ethics Workshop: Applying for ethical approval at the Ethical Review Committee Inner City faculties (ERCIC).
Dr. Sonja Fransen, ERCIC Secretary, category: workshop
venue: Zoom
10:00 - 11:30

16         

Doing Policy in Further Education: An exploration of the enactment of the GCSE Resit Policy in Further Education Colleges in England
Gillian Mcfarland, UNU-MERIT
category: PhD defence
venue: Online: https://phd-defence.maastrichtuniversity.nl
time: 16:00 - 17:30

17         

Governance of International Adaptation Finance for Local Climate Change Adaptation: An Analysis of Adaptation Fund Projects
Ornasaran Manuamorn, UNU-MERIT
category: PhD defence
venue: Online: https://phd-defence.maastrichtuniversity.nl
time: 10:00 - 11:30

19         

Sanitation: Isn’t it time to break down the silo?
Shyama Ramani et al., UNU-MERIT et al.
category: workshop
venue: Zoom
time: 13:30

19         

Making the world open defecation free: Possibility or dream?
Shyama Ramani et al., UNU-MERIT et al.
category: workshop
venue: Zoom
time: 10:30

19         

Journal of Population Economics Webinar: Kuznets Prize 2021 & Presentation of the newly published Issue 1, 2021
Various, UNU-MERIT
category: Conference
venue: Zoom
time: 14:00 - 17:00

19         

Inequality, Redistribution and Conflict
Patricia Justino, UNU-WIDER
category: PhD seminar
venue: Zoom
time: 14:00 - 15:00

19         

Patent Toxicity
Prof. Elisa Giuliani , University of Pisa
category: UNU-MERIT Seminar Series
venue: Zoom
time: 12:00 - 13:00

 21         

Master's Open Day
MPP faculty and admissions staff, students, study association DEMOS, UNU-MERIT
category: Open day
venue: Zoom
time: 9.30 - 16.00

23         

Structural change in developing countries: Patterns, causes, and consequences
Emmanuel Mensah, UNU-MERIT
category: PhD defence
venue: Zoom
time: 16:00 - 17:30

24         

Online intercultural training session by the Maastricht Young Academy
Nava Hinrichs-Pasutto, UNU-MERIT
category: Training seminar
venue: Zoom
time: 09:00 - 12:00

25         

Cross-nationally comparative research on racial and ethnic skill disparities: questions, findings, and pitfalls
Prof. dr. Mark Levels, Maastricht University
category: Migration seminar
venue: YouTube
time: 19:00 - 20:30

25         

Trafficking in Persons in South Sudan: Prevalence, Challenges and Responses.
Loksan Harley
category: Migration seminar
venue: Zoom
time: 15:00 - 16:00

26         

First Health and Migration Collaborative Community Symposium
Various speakers, UNU-MERIT
category: Conference

26         

Tackling climate risks in urban regions: relevance, approaches and solutions
Dr. Shen Xiaomeng (with Dominic Sett), UNU-EHS
category: UNU-MERIT Seminar Series
venue: Zoom
time: 12:00 - 13:00

December 2020

01         

Intercultural Training
Nava Hinrichs-Pasutto, UNU-MERIT
category: External event
time: 09:30 - 12:30

03         

Unexpected colonial returns - Mass migration and the persistence of inequality over multiple generations
Professor Anne Gielen, Erasmus University Rotterdam
category: UNU-MERIT Seminar Series
venue: Zoom
time: 12:00 - 13:00

09         

Challenges of policy reality when conducting rigorous impact evaluation
Dr. Nastassia Leszczynska and Dr. Tatiana Goetghebuer, ADE -- Analysis for Economic Decisions
category: UNU-MERIT Seminar Series
venue: Zoom
time: 11:00 - 12:00

10         

Corporate financing needs: illiquidity, financial distress and firm productivity after COVID-19
Dr. Erik Canton, European Commission
category: UNU-MERIT Seminar Series
venue: Zoom
time: 12:00 - 13:00

16         

Marriage Migration and Integration
Dr. Evelyn Ersanilli , the University of Amsterdam
category: Migration seminar
venue: Zoom
time: 15:00 - 16:00

17         

Essays in Public Economics: Multi-Layer Tax Structure and Implications
Rose Camille Vincent, UNU-MERIT
category: PhD defence
venue: Online: Zoom
time: 14:00 - 15:30

17         

Innovative Capabilities, Innovation Performance and Institutional Context: Do strong intellectual property rights lead multinational firms to patent more?
Dr. Randolph Bruno, University College London
category: UNU-MERIT Seminar Series
venue: Zoom
time: 12:00 - 13:00

18         

Regional Integration and Migration Governance in the Global South: Book Launch Webinar
Ilse Ruyssen, Melissa Siegel, Richa Shivakoti and Maud Martens, UNU-CRIS / UNU-MERIT / Ryerson University / IES – VUB
category: Migration seminar
time: 14:00 - 15:30

 



Credits: S. Brodin, N. Foster-McGregor, H. Hudson, J. Neutelings, H. Pijpers, D. Salama, M. Silva-Vargas, J. Vos