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The financial sector in Papua New Guinea — A good case of reform


  • Peter Biggs

    (Treasury, Government of Australia)


This paper contains a review of the institutions, markets and regulation involved in the financial sector in PNG. An assessment is made of recent reform in the sector and some conclusions are drawn from this case regarding further reform in public policy.

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  • Peter Biggs, 2007. "The financial sector in Papua New Guinea — A good case of reform," Economic Roundup, The Treasury, Australian Government, issue 3, pages 73-94, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:tsy:journl:journl_tsy_er_2007_3_3

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    1. Ebrima A Faal, 2006. "Growth and Productivity in Papua New Guinea," IMF Working Papers 06/113, International Monetary Fund.
    2. Holden, Paul & Holden, Sarah & Malcolm, Bale, 2004. "Swimming Against the Tide," MPRA Paper 4207, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Chang, Hui†Shung & Dowa, Eleo & Malie, Regina & Anton, Conrad & Anamo, Iga & Dekene, Peter & Bubun, Debra, 2013. "Linking smallholder farmers to microcredit providers in Papua New Guinea: A participatory action research approach," Australasian Agribusiness Review, University of Melbourne, Melbourne School of Land and Environment, vol. 21.

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    financial institutions; fiscal policy; Papua New Guinea; regulation;

    JEL classification:

    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • O56 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Oceania
    • R58 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Regional Development Planning and Policy


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