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Macroeconomic determinants of growth in the South Pacific island economies

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The macroeconomic determinants of growth in island countries of the South Pacific region is examined using cross-country data for the 1980-92 period. Capital, labour, inflation, money and exports are found to be significant positive contributors to economic growth while budget deficit is found to exert a significant negative effect on economic growth.

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  • Azmat Gani, 1998. "Macroeconomic determinants of growth in the South Pacific island economies," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 5(12), pages 747-749.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:5:y:1998:i:12:p:747-749
    DOI: 10.1080/135048598353934
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