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Professor at Maastricht University and Maastricht School of Management

Wim Naudé is Professor at Maastricht University and Maastricht School of Management, and Professorial Fellow at UNU-MERIT in the Netherlands. He is also Visiting Professor of Technology, Entrepreneurship and Development at RWTH Aachen University in Germany, and Research Fellow at the IZA Institute of Labor Economics in Bonn, Germany. Previously he has worked for UNU-WIDER in Finland and for the University of Oxford. His current research focuses on artificial intelligence and long-run development, technology and inclusiveness, climate tech entrepreneurship, high-tech tart-up accelerators, and entrepreneurial innovation in emerging markets.


Wim Naudé est professeur à l’Université de Maastricht et à l’École de gestion Maastricht, ainsi que professeur à l’UNU-MERIT aux Pays-Bas. Il est aussi professeur invité de technologie, entrepreneuriat et développement à l’Université technique de Rhénanie-Westphalie à Aix-la-Chapelle (RWTH Aachen) en Allemagne, et chargé de recherche à l’Institut d’économie du travail IZA à Bonn, également en Allemagne. Auparavant, il a travaillé pour UNU-WIDER en Finlande et pour l’Université d’Oxford. Ses recherches actuelles se concentrent sur l’intelligence artificielle et le développement à long terme, la technologie et l’inclusion, l’entrepreneuriat lié aux technologies climatiques, les incubateurs de start-up technologiques et les innovations entrepreneuriales dans les marchés émergents.


Wim Naudé es Docente en la Universidad de Maastricht y la Escuela de Gestión de Maastricht, y Profesor Investigador de UNU-MERIT en los Países Bajos. Además, es Profesor Visitante de Tecnología, Empresariado y Desarrollo en RWTH de la Universidad de Aachen, en Alemania, e Investigador del Instituto IZA de Economía Laboral en Bonn. Ha trabajado para UNU-WIDER en Finlandia y para la Universidad de Oxford. Sus investigaciones actuales se enfocan a la inteligencia artificial y el desarrollo a largo plazo, la tecnología y la inclusión, empresas tecnológicas climáticas, aceleradores para empresas de alta tecnología de reciente creación, e innovación empresarial en mercados emergentes.

  • 07 Oct 2019
  • By: Multiple
Entrepreneurship and development economics: convergence for better policy

What is the role of entrepreneurship in development? This question has been very topical in recent years as governments...

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  • 24 Sep 2018
  • By: Multiple
‘Artificial general intelligence’, economic development and public policy

The technological dream of an ‘artificial general intelligence’ is seen by some as a future game-changer for economic...

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  • 15 Aug 2018
  • By: Naudé, Wim
Africa’s Industrial Revolution: new technology and vibrant entrepreneurship

Manufacturing remains an essential element of development, and according to this column, Africa has a golden...

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