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The mineral depletion - fuel imports nexus and its effects on life expectancy in Fiji

Chen, Hong and Prasad, Biman C. and Singh, Baljeet (2014) The mineral depletion - fuel imports nexus and its effects on life expectancy in Fiji. The Journal of Pacific Studies, 34 (2). pp. 19-35. ISSN 1011-3029

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    Abstract

    This paper investigates the nexus between mineral depletion and fuel imports and its possible consequence on life expectancy in Fiji. The first part of the analysis identifies fuel imports as the third type of demand for mineral depletion, apart from domestic and overseas demands. This is based on the fact that with no fossil fuel sources, Fiji has to import fuel as a major energy source. The analysis further investigates such nexus’s consequence on life expectancy. Econometric estimators including two-stage least squares (TSLS) are employed in this study.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
    Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Economics
    Depositing User: Hong Chen
    Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2015 15:45
    Last Modified: 05 May 2016 10:59
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/7647
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