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An empirical analysis of sustainability of Fiji’s trade deficits

Verma, R. and Jayaraman, Tiruvalangadu K. (2010) An empirical analysis of sustainability of Fiji’s trade deficits. The Asia-Pacific Economic Journal, 8 (1). pp. 29-40. ISSN 1354-7860

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    Abstract

    This paper investigates the sustainability of Fiji’s trade deficits in the context of recent, unprecedented fiscal expansion and private sector credit. Employing various tests for determining structural break in the time series and cointegration test, the study results support the existence of a long run equilibrium relationship between exports and imports in Fiji implying that trade deficits are only a short-term phenomena and hence, sustainable in the long run.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
    H Social Sciences > HG Finance
    Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Economics
    Depositing User: Ms Shalni Sanjana
    Date Deposited: 16 May 2010 21:16
    Last Modified: 19 Jul 2012 14:09
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/4600
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