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Public debts and economic growth in the South Pacific Islands: a case study of Fiji

Jayaraman, Tiruvalangadu K. and Choong, C.K. (2006) Public debts and economic growth in the South Pacific Islands: a case study of Fiji. Journal of Economic Development, 31 (2). pp. 107-121. ISSN 0254-8372

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    Abstract

    Growing public debt of Fiji has been causing concerns all around. As part of countercyclical measures, the Government stepped up public expenditure from 2001 in response to the adverse consequences of the 2000 civilian coup, which witnessed a decline in investor confidence, resulting in a steep fall in private sector investment. Expansionary fiscal policy measures in the annual budgets of 2001 to 2004 as well as unforeseen natural disaster management expenditures have pushed the ratio of outstanding public debt to national output beyond the level of 50%. This paper seeks to examine the nexus between debt and growth in Fiji.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
    Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Economics
    Depositing User: Ms Neha Harakh
    Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2006 11:11
    Last Modified: 10 May 2012 22:45
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/2684
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