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Program Publications

Mazzucato, V. 2010. Reverse remittances in the migration-development nexus: Two-way flows between Ghana and the Netherlands. Population, Space and Place DOI: 10.1002/psp.646.

Smith, L. 2010. Business as Usual? Urban Actors and Transnational Investments in Accra, Ghana. In: Faist, T., Fauser, M. & P. Kivisto (eds) The Migration-Development Nexus: A Transnational Perspective. Houndmills, Palgrave Macmillan.

Mazzucato, V. 2009. Informal insurance arrangements in Ghanaian migrants' transnational networks: The role of reverse remittances and geographic proximity. World Development 37 (6): 1105-15.

Mazzucato, V. 2009. Bridging boundaries with a transnational research approach: A simultaneous matched sample methodology. In M. A. Falzon (ed) Multi-sited ethnography: Theory, praxis and locality in contemporary social research, Chapter 12. Hampshire: Ashgate.

Mazzucato, V. 2009. Simultaneity and networks in transnational migration: lessons learned from a simultaneous matched sample methodology. In J. DeWind and J. Holdaway (eds) Migration and Development Within and Across Borders. Geneva: International Organization for Migration.

Mazzucato, V. and M. Kabki 2009. Small is beautiful: the micro-politics of transnational relationships between Ghanaian hometown associations and communities back home. Global Networks, 9 (2): 227-251.

Smith, L. & Mazzucato, V. 2009. Constructing homes, building relationships: Migrant investments in houses. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 100(5): 662-673.

Kabki, M., V. Mazzucato & T. Dietz 2008. Migrant involvement in community development: the case of the rural Ashanti Region-Ghana. In: Naerssen, T. van, E. Spaan and A. Zoomers (eds.), Global Migration and Development. New York/London: Routledge/Taylor and Francis Group, pp. 150-171.

Mazzucato, V. 2008. Transnational reciprocity: Ghanaian migrants and the care of their parents back home. In E. Alber, S. Van der Geest, W. Geissler and S. Whyte (eds.) Generations in Africa: Connections and Conflicts, pp. 111-133. Münster: LIT Verlag.

Kabki, M. 2007. Transnationalism, local development and social security - The functioning of support networks in rural Ghana. Leiden: African Studies Collection, vol. 6.

Smith, L. 2007. Tied to Migrants: Transnational influences on the economy of Accra, Ghana. Leiden: African Studies Collection, vol. 5.

Mazzucato, V. 2007. Return migration in Ghana: An overview. Report commissioned by OECD, Paris, pp. 19.

Mazzucato, V. (2006) Migrant transnationalism: Two-way flows, changing institutions and community development between Ghana and The Netherlands. Economic Sociology: The European Electronic Newsletter 7 (3): 8-16.

Mazzucato, V., M. Kabki and L. Smith 2006. Transnational migration and the economy of funerals: Changing practices in Ghana. Development and Change 37 (5): 1047-72.

Mazzucato, V., B. van de Boom and N.N.N. Nsowah-Nuamah 2005. Origin and destination of remittances in Ghana. In T. Manuh (ed.) At home in the world? International migration and development in contemporary Ghana and West Africa, pp. 139-152. Accra: Sub-Saharan Publishers.

Mazzucato, V. 2005. Ghanaian migrants' double engagement: A transnational view of development and integration policies. Global Migration Perspectives, no. 48, 17 pp.

Kabki, M., V. Mazzucato and E. Appiah 2004. Wo benanE a EyE bebree: The economic impact of remittances of Netherlands-based Ghanaian migrants on rural Ashanti. Population, Space and Place 10: 85-97.

Mazzucato, V. 2004. De dubbele economische gerichtheid van Ghanese migranten: Een transnationaal perspectief op integratie- en ontwikkelingsbeleid. Migrantenstudies 20 (4):177-193.

Mazzucato, V., R. van Dijk, C. Horst, & P. de Vries 2004. Transcending the nation: Explorations of transnationalism as a concept and phenomenon. In D. Kalb, W. Pansters and H. Siebers (eds.) Globalization and Development: Themes and Concepts in Current Research, pp. 131-162. Dordrecht : Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Smith, L. and V. Mazzucato 2004. Miglioriamo le nostre tradizioni: Gli investimenti dei migranti Ashanti nelle abitazioni e nelle imprese. Afriche e Orienti 6(1-2): 168-185.

Policy Work

Worldconnectors Policy Statement on Migration and Development 2007.

Keynote lecture at the NCDO Year Day Ghana, February 1, 2007 at the Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam.

Invited lectures

Mazzucato, V. 2005. Africans in the global economy: Ghanaian migrants' transnational networks. Presented at Princeton University Colloquium Series, Princeton, November 16, 2005.

Mazzucato, V. 2005. The study of transnational migration: Reflections on a simultaneous matched-sample methodology. Presented at "SSRC-IOM-ESRC Workshop on Migration and Development Within and Across Borders", New York City, November 17-19, 2005.

Mazzucato, V. 2004. International remittances in Ghana: What do we know and what can development agencies do? Presented at Novib/Oxfam expert meeting 'Bridging the gap: International migration and the role of migrants and their remittances in development', Noordwijk, 19-20 November, 2004.

Mazzucato, V. 2004. Ghanaian migrants’ livelihoods: A transnational view of development and integration policies. Presented at ‘Migration and Development’ conference held in Accra, July 18-20.

Mazzucato V., B van den Boom, N.N.N. Nsowah-Nuamah 2004. The impact of international remittances on local living standards: Evidence for households in Ghana. Presented at ‘Migration and Development’ conference held in Accra, July 18-20.

Work in progress

Mazzucato, V. 2007. The role of transnational networks and legal status in securing a living: Ghanaian migrants in The Netherlands. COMPAS working paper WP-07-43.

Mazzucato, V. 2006. Informal insurance arrangements in a transnatioanl context: the case of Ghanaian migrants' networks. Paper presented at the Center for the Study of African Economies conference "Reducing poverty and inequality: How can Africa be included", Oxford University, March 19-21.

Mazzucato, V. 2004. Transnational networks of Ghanaian migrants: The role of proximity in insurance decisions. Presented at ‘Fourth congress on Proximity Economics: Proximity, Networks and Co-ordination’. Marseille, 17-18 June, 2004.

Smith, L. and V. Mazzucato. Houses, businesses and urban livelihoods: The influence of Ghanaian migrants on local economic activities in Accra , Ghana. Presented at the International Workshop on Migration and Poverty in West Africa. Sussex, 13-14 March, 2003.

Smith, L.  2007. A home in the city: Transnational investments in urban housing. Migration Studies Working Paper Series 31,
Forced Migration Studies Programme, University of the Witwatersrand.

Smith, L. 2005. Shifting allegiances? Transnational networks and Social Security regarding Health, Education and Funerals in Accra, Ghana. Presented at the conference: ‘Insecurity and Development: Regional Issues and Policies for an Interdependent World’, 11th EADI Conference, Bonn, 21-24 September 2005.

Master’s theses

Casini, S. 2005. Negotiating personal success and social responsibility: Assessing the developmental impact of Ghanaian migrants’ business enterprises in Ghana. Master's thesis. International School for Humanities and Social Sciences, Amsterdam.

De Lange, A. 2003. In Sulemitenga things are there: A study on images of the West in Northeast Ghana. Master’s thesis. Department of Anthropology, University of Amsterdam.

Hovingh, G. 2004. Does the network work? The influence of transnational networks on the livelihoods of Asante in Kumasi. Master’s thesis. Department of Anthropology, University of Amsterdam.

Poel, P. 2005. Informal institutions, transaction costs and trust: A case study on housing construction by migrants in Ashanti-Mampong, Ghana. Master's thesis, International Development Studies, University of Amsterdam.

Rooijen, S. van 2005. Ghanaian migrants' housing investments: The impact at the household level. Master thesis, International Development Studies, University of Amsterdam.

Rooijendijk, A. 2004. Wie kent wie? Een onderzoek naar de sociale cohesie en sociaal culturele van Ghanese jongeren in Amsterdam Zuidoost. Master’s thesis, Department of Anthropology, University of Amsterdam.

Last update: July 9, 2007
Copyright © 2004 Valentina Mazzucato, unless otherwise stated. All rights reserved. Disclaimer.
Last update: July 9, 2007
Copyright © 2004 Valentina Mazzucato, unless otherwise stated. All rights reserved. Disclaimer.