Prof. Peter Quartey

Status: Associate Professor

Qualification: PhD Development Economics, (Manchester, UK); Msc Quantitative Development Economics (Warwick,UK); MPhil Economics (Ghana), BA Economics (Ghana).

Department or Unit: Economics

Email: pquartey@ug.edu.gh

Professor Peter Quartey holds a Ph.D. in Development Economics from the University of Manchester (UK), and an MSc in Quantitative Development Economics (University of Warwick, UK), MPhil. Economics (Ghana), and BA Economics (Ghana). He is a Professor in Development Economics and the immediate past Head, Department of Economics and Director (Economic Management Programme), University of Ghana. He served as the Deputy Director, Centre for Migration Studies (University of Ghana). Prof. Peter Quartey served as the Head, Economics Division, Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research, University of Ghana, and is currently the Director, Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research, University of Ghana. Peter Quartey was the Management Board Chairman, University of Ghana Cooperative Credit Union (2012-2015) and Vice Management Board Chairman (2009-2012). He is currently the Vice National Advisory Board Chairman, the Hunger Project (Ghana) and a Board Member, Agricultural Development Bank Ltd, and the Executive Chairman of Startrite Montessori School Ltd. He has published extensively and his research interests are Financial and Monetary Sector, Private Sector Development including SMEs, Development Finance, Migration and Remittances, and Poverty Analysis. He has consulted for both local and international institutions including the World Bank, African Development Bank, OECD, USAID, Overseas Development Institute, DFID, and many others. He is a member of the African Economic Research Consortium and the Global Development Network.

Area of Research Interest:

Migration and Remittances; Migration and the global financial crisis and poverty reduction in Africa; child migration in Ghana.

List of recent publications


  • Awumbila M., Manuh T., Quartey P., Addoquaye-Tagoe C., and Bosiako T, (2011), Migration and Mobility in Ghana: Trends, Issues, and Emerging Research Gaps, Woeli Publishing Services, Accra, ISBN: 978-9988-1-8510-1-9

Chapters in Books

  • Quartey P., (2012), Migration, the Global Financial Crisis and Poverty Reduction in Africa, in Aryeetey E., KanburR and Deveran, S, The Oxford Companion, Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
  • Quartey P., (2009), International Migration in Ghana: National Profile for Strategic Policy Development, International Organization for Migration (IOM), Geneva, Switzerland

Articles in Journals

  • Codjoe, S.A, Quartey P, Tagoe A. C, and Reed H (2012), Perceptions of the Impact of Refugees on host Communities: the Case of Liberian Refugees in Ghana, Journal of International Migration and Integration, pages 1-18
  • Quartey P., and Kwakye E., (2009), The net Benefit of Migration: the case of migrant nurses from Ghana to the UK, Ghana Social Science Journal, Vol. 5&6, Issues 1&2, pp. 62-83
  • Arthur, P., and Quartey, P.,(2008), The Use of Aid to Manage Migration: the case of Ghana, Ghana Journal of Development Studies, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 20-38
  • Quartey P. (2007); Brain Drain and Inequality Across Nations: Comments, Revue d'économie du développement, Vol. 21 - 2007/2-3, pp. 2-7

Peer Reviewed Technical Reports

  • Akabza T., Asiedu A., Budu A., Quartey, P., and Akuoni S (2011), Migration and Economic Development in Ghana, Centre for Migration Studies technical Paper Series, No.1, Woeli Publishers, Accra, Ghana ISBN: 978-9988-1-1658-3
  • Quartey P., (2009), Migration in Ghana: National Profile for Strategic Policy Development, International Organization for Migration (IOM), Geneva, Switzerland
  • Quartey, P.,(2007), Migrant Remittances and Household Welfare in times of Macro volatility: the case of Ghana, ISSER Technical Publication Number 69, ISSER, University of Ghana.ISBN: 9964-75-057-9
  • Quartey, P.,(2006), The Impact of Migrant Remittances on Household Welfare in Ghana: African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) Research Paper No. 158, Nairobi, Kenya, 31 pages.ISBN: 9966-944-94-xPERSONAL DATA 






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