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Department of Economics

Dr Matteo Rizzo

BA (L'Orientale); MSc, PhD (London)

Overview

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Name:
Dr Matteo Rizzo
Email address:
Telephone:
0207 898 4836
Address:
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
272
Office Hours:
Tuesdays from 13:30 to 15:30

Biography

Matteo  has degrees from "L'Orientale" University (Naples, Italy) and SOAS (MSc and PhD), where he also completed an ESRC post-doctorate fellowship. Matteo has taught at SOAS, LSE, Oxford and Cambridge, where he was a Smuts Research Fellow in African Studies at the Centre of African Studies. Matteo also worked for over two years as a policy adviser on rural poverty for Save the Children UK and as a consultant for the ILO, SIDA and Oxfam GB.

Matteo is an editorial board member of the Review of African Political Economy.

Research

Matteo's research interests are the economics of Africa, the political economy of development, the present as well as its history with a focus on Eastern Africa (with fieldwork experience in Tanzania, Ethiopia and Liberia). A specialist of Tanzania, and fluent in Swahili, his own work has so far focussed on the history of rural development and agrarian change in Southern Tanzania, economic deregulation, privatisation and urban informal labour markets in Dar es Salaam, development aid effectiveness, and the role (potential or actual) of civil society (NGOs and trade unions) in development. Labour markets, their functioning and their politics, are a theme running through his work to date.

Matteo is a member of the Labour, Movements and Development, Neoliberalism, Globalisation, and States, and Agrarian Change and Development Research Clusters.

Publications

Authored Books

Weeks, John and Andersson, David and Cramer, Christopher and Geda, Alemayehu and Hailu, Degol and Muhereza, Frank and Rizzo, Mateo and Ronge, Eric and Stein, Howard (2002) Supporting Ownership: Swedish Development Cooperation with Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Volume 2: Country Studies. Sweden: Sida.

Weeks, John and Andersson, David and Cramer, Christopher and Geda, Alemayehu and Hailu, Degol and Muhereza, Frank and Rizzo, Mateo and Ronge, Eric and Stein, Howard (2002) Supporting Ownership: Swedish Development Cooperation with Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Volume 1: Synthesis Report. Sweden: Sida.

Articles

Rizzo, Matteo (2013) 'Informalisation and the end of trade unionism as we knew it? Dissenting remarks from a Tanzanian case study.' Review of African Political Economy, 40 (136). pp. 290-308.

Rizzo, Matteo (2011) 'The Struggles of Informal Transport Workers in Tanzania: Debunking the Myth of Micro Solutions.' CDPR Development Viewpoint, 68 .

Rizzo, Matteo (2011) '"Life is War"! Informal Transport Workers and Neoliberalism in Tanzania, 1998-2009.' Development and Change, 42 (5). pp. 179-206.

Rizzo, Matteo (2009) 'Becoming wealthy: the life-history of a rural entrepreneur in Tanzania 1922-1980s.' Journal of Eastern African Studies, 3 (2). pp. 221-239.

Rizzo, Matteo (2009) 'The struggle for alternatives: NGOs’ responses to the 2008 World Development Report.' Journal of Agrarian Change, 9 (2). pp. 277-290.

Rizzo, Matteo (2006) 'What was left of the groundnut scheme: Development Disaster and Labour Market in Southern Tanganyika 1946-1952.' Journal of Agrarian Change, 6 (2). pp. 205-238.

Rizzo, Matteo (2002) 'Being taken for a ride: Privatisation of the Dar es Salaam transport system 1983-1998.' Journal of Modern African Studies, 40 (1). pp. 133-157.

Rizzo, Matteo (2000) 'Gli operatori del trasporto informale a Dar es Salaam (Informal transport operators in Dar es Salaam).' Afriche e Orienti, 4 . pp. 53-67.

Monographs

Rizzo, Matteo (2011) Addressing inequality in rural labour markets: A review of current policy neglect in Ethiopia and Rwanda and a framework to begin to address it. Geneva: International Labour Organization. Policy Integration Working Paper, no. 103.

Book Reviews

Rizzo, Matteo (2010) 'Book review of "La Vía Campesina: Globalization and the Power of Peasants" by Annette Aurélie Desmarais.' Journal of Peasant Studies, 37 (3).

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