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The Pacific Economic Bulletin is not longer being published and will be incorporated into a new journal, Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies. To enquire about the new journal please email

Current issue

Pacific Economic Bulletin, Volume 25 Number 3 (2010)


2010 - Vol. 25, No. 3

Economic Surveys

John Gibson
Recent shocks and long-term change in the Samoan economy
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Samuel Brazys
Dutch Disease in the Western Pacific: an overview of the FSM economy under the Amended Compact of Free Association
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Steven Ratuva
Back to basics: towards integrated social protection for vulnerable groups in Vanuatu
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Colin Hunt
Compensating for the costs of reducing deforestation in Papua New Guinea
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Tim Martyn
The economic feasibility of coconut-oil bio-fuels in the Pacific
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Jetori Mauro, Michael Lyne and Gilbert Nartea
Constraints to small-grower investment in coffee production in the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea
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Daniel Evans
Tensions at the Gold Ridge mine, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
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Colin Filer
The impacts of rural industry on the native forests of Papua New Guinea
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Mahendra Reddy
Theory and practice of regulation in small economies: the Fijian experience
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Steven Ratuva
Vakatorocaketaki ni taukei: the politics of affirmative action in post colonial Fiji
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Gabriel Luke Kiddle
Perceived security of tenure and housing consolidation in informal settlements: case studies from urban Fiji
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Gaël Lagadec and Catherine Ris
Reform of indirect taxation and VA-based employers’ contributions: New Caledonia on its way to a social VAT?
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Uwe Kaufmann
Pacific trade liberalisation and tariff revenues: a comment
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Helen Hughes
Aid has failed the Pacific
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Rowan Callick
Sometimes it's not nice to be proven right
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Anthony van Fossen
Doomsday postponed?
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Richard Bedford
Responding to the urbanisation of Melanesia’s populations: a critical 21st century challenge
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Policy dialogue

Ron Duncan
Managing natural resource revenues in Papua New Guinea
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Jon Fraenkel
Coups and ethnic politics in Fiji
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