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The Effects of Life Expectancy on Fiji's Output: A Time Series Approach from 1970 to 2002

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  • B Bhaskara Rao

    (University of the South Pacific)

  • Fozia Nisha

    (University of the South Pacific)

  • Biman C Prasad

    (University of the South Pacific)

Abstract

Compared to several cross-country studies on the determinants of growth, time series approaches are relatively few and limited in scope. However, time series studies are useful for country-specific policies. But in the recent time series works, with a few exceptions, ad hoc specifications of output and growth equations are used. This paper examines the specification and estimation issues in the time series approach to the determinants of output. Our approach is used to measure the effects of health on the output of Fiji for the period 1970 to 2002.

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  • B Bhaskara Rao & Fozia Nisha & Biman C Prasad, 2005. "The Effects of Life Expectancy on Fiji's Output: A Time Series Approach from 1970 to 2002," Macroeconomics 0511010, EconWPA.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpma:0511010
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    Keywords

    The Solow Growth Model; Production Function; General to Specific Approach; Effects of Health on Output.;

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    • C6 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling

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