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Role of remittances in small Pacific Island economies: an empirical study of Fiji


  • T.K. Jayaraman
  • Chee-Keong Choong
  • Ronald Kumar


In the context of the ongoing current global economic downturn, mobilisation of foreign exchange earnings has assumed considerable importance. By adopting an augmented Solow model approach, this paper examines the long-run growth effects of Fiji's inward remittances during a three-decade period (1979–2008). The study finds that remittances have had a positive and significant effect on economic activities. This paper also discusses some important policy implications arising out of the study findings.

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  • T.K. Jayaraman & Chee-Keong Choong & Ronald Kumar, 2011. "Role of remittances in small Pacific Island economies: an empirical study of Fiji," International Journal of Economics and Business Research, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 3(5), pages 526-542.
  • Handle: RePEc:ids:ijecbr:v:3:y:2011:i:5:p:526-542

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