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Huub Meijers

Maastricht University
Scientific Director of the Education Institute at the School of Business and Economics
Associate Professor at the Department of Economics
Senior Research Fellow at UNU-MERIT

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February 2020

Huub Meijers is associate professor at the economics department of the University Maastricht and Associate Dean of education at the School of Business and Economics at Maastricht University

He has a Bachelors degree in engineering, a Bachelor and Master degree in economics, and a PhD in economics. He has been involved in several projects mainly on the diffusion and the economic implications of new technologies and on the relation between the labour market and technological change. Currently he is working on projects concerning the Information Society in which he investigates the influence of new information and communications technologies on employment, growth, productivity, prices and the tax base. He also focuses on several measurement issues concerning the information society. He is a researcher at MERIT since 1994 and he has a position as senior researcher since 1999. From 2000 until 2006 he was program leader of the e-society research unit of the International Institute of Infonomics. From 2000 he was coordinator of the Infonomics study programme (Bachelors and Masters) within the Faculty of Economic and Business at the University Maastricht. Next to curriculum design and he was also responsible for several courses within this programme. From October 2016 he has been appointed as Associate Dean of education at the School of Business and Economics at Maastricht University.

Book Publication:


Internationalisation of European ICT Activities

H. Meijers, B. Dachs, P. Welfens: Internationalisation of European ICT Activities: Dynamics of Information and Communications Technology. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg

This book is based on the final report of a study carried out for carried out for the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) of the Joint Research Center (JRC) of the European Commission, on the Internationalisation of European ICT activities. UNU-MERIT researchers Theo Dunnewijk and Huub Meijers, have contributed a chapter on "Empirical Analysis of the Competitive Trade Position," while Rene Wintjes wrote the chapter "From Case Studies: International Division of Labour Within ICT Companies."

ISBN: 978-3-540-77108-1 (Print) 978-3-540-77109-8 (Online)
Online available at: Springer Verlag


Some recent work

Meijers, Huub, Önder Nomaler & Bart Verspagen, 2018, Demand, credit and macroeconomic dynamics: A microsimulation model, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, (forthcoming) online version

Wang, Lili, Huub Meijers and Adam Szirmai, 2017, "Technological Spillovers and Industrial Growth in Chinese Regions", Industrial and Corporate Change, Vol. 26, No.2, pp: 233-257.

Meijers, Huub, Joan Muysken and Olaf Sleijpen, 2016, "Firm's excess savings and the Dutch current-account surplus: a stock-flow consistent approach", European Journal of Economics and Economic Policies: Intervention, Vol. 13 No. 3, pp. 339-353.

Meijers, Huub, Joan Muysken and Olaf Sleijpen, 2015,"The deposit financing gap: another Dutch Disease", European Journal of Economics and Economic Policies: Intervention, Vol. 12 No. 1, pp. 32–50.

Borghans, L., H. Meijers and B. ter Weel, “The importance of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation for measuring IQ,” Economics of Education Review,  June 2013, v. 34, pp. 17-28.