Our academic staff regularly publish in regional and international journals. Research is also disseminated through working paper series and conference presentations. Selected publications are available below.

Complete list of research output is available from USP Research Repository.

Recent publications

  • J. Sami (2019), Time Series Dynamics of Sugar Export Earnings in Fiji with Multiple Endogenous Structural Breaks: Implications for EU Sugar and Industry Reforms, Journal of Quantitative Economics, (forthcoming).
  • C. Ben and N. Gounder (2019), Property rights: Principles of customary land and urban development in Fiji, Land Use Policy, Vol. 18, September, pp. 1-12.
  • H. Chen, B. Singh, S. Kumar and B. C. Prasad (2018), Determinants of Growth Volatility in Small Island Developing States: Empirical Evidence from a Panel Data Analysis, Fijian Studies, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 3-23.
  • H. Chen, X. Wang and B. Singh (2018), Can private domestic investment lead Chinese technological progress?, Economic Modelling, Vol. 70, pp. 186-193.
  • K. Prakash and R. Ram (2017), Does Globalization Affect Visitor Arrivals in Pacific Island Developing States? The Case of Fiji, Journal of Applied Business and Economics, Vol. 19, No. 9, pp. 112-124.
  • H. Chen and B. Singh (2017), Output impacts of the interaction between foreign direct investment and domestic credit: case study of Pacific island countries , Studies in Economics and Finance, Vol. 34, No. 3.
  • B. Singh, N. Elkanji, and C. Yaacouband (2017) Impact of financial crisis on banking sector efficiency in the Arab world. International journal of Development and Conflict, Vol. 7, pp. 49-64.
  • P. Gangopadhyay and B. Singh (2017), CFCs and rising global temperatures during 1969-1998: A time series analysis , Modern Applied Science, Vol. 11, No. 8, pp. 68-73.
  • P. Gangopadhyay and E. Nasser (2017), Analytical Peace Economics: The Illusion of War for Peace, Routledge, New York.
  • A. Cangiano (2016), Net migration as a target for migration policies: A review and appraisal of the UK experience, International Migration, Vol. 54, No. 2, pp. 18-33.
  • H. Chen and B. Singh (2016), Official development assistance, public investment and economic growth in Asia and the Pacific, International Journal of Development and Conflict, Vol. 6, pp. 73-96.
  • K. Prakash and D. Maiti (2016), Does devaluation improve trade balance in small island economies? The case of Fiji , Economic Modelling, Vol. 55, Issue June, pp. 382-393.
  • K. Prakash and A. Mala (2016), Is the Dutch disease effect valid in relation to Remittances and the real exchange rate in Fiji?, Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, Vol. 21, Issue 4, pp. 571-577.
  • D. Maiti and S.kumar (2016), Regional agreements, trade costs and flows in the Pacific, Economia Politica, Vol. 33, No. 2, pp. 181-199.
  • T. K. Jayaraman, C. K. Choong and P. Chand (2016), Do foreign aid and remittance inflows hurt competitiveness of exports of Pacific Island countries, Journal of Economic Development, Vol. 41, No. 2, pp. 111-125.
  • H. Chen, B. Singh and X. Wang (2016), Can private domestic investment lead Chinese technological development: an investigation in view of spillover effects from FDI inflows and central government’s investment.
  • H. Chen, B. C. Prasad and B. Singh (2016), Impact of total factor productivity on agricultural growth in Pacific island countries, The Journal of Pacific Studies, Vol. 36, No. 2, pp. 5-22.
  • Y. Yang, H. Chen, S. R. Singh and B. Singh (2016), The Pacific speed of growth: how fast can it be and what determines it?, In: Resilience and growth in the small states of the Pacific. International Monetary Fund, Washington, pp. 45-70.
  • P. Gangopadhyay and S. Shankar (2016), Energy efficiency in the ACI (ASEAN-China-India) countries: is there room for regional policy coordination?, International Journal of Development and Conflict, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 121-135.
  • P. Sharma and N. Gounder (2015), Resilient through GFC and beyond: What drives bank profitability in small open economies? Journal of Asia Pacific Business, Vol. 16, No. 3, pp. 191-209.
  • P. Sharma, N. Gounder and D. Xiang (2015), Level and determinants of foreign bank efficiency in a Pacific island country, Review of Pacific Basin Financial Markets and Policies, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 1-26.
  • D. Maiti and S. Marjit (2015), Regional Openness, Income Growth and Convergence of Indian States during 1980 -2009: Empirical evidences from major Indian states, South Asian Economic Journal, Vol. 16, Issue 1, pp. 145-166.
  • S. Jafarey and D. Maiti (2015), Glass Slippers and Glass Ceilings: An Analysis of Marital Anticipation and Female Education, Journal of Development Economics, Vol. 115, July, pp. 45-61.
  • A. Cangiano (2015), Migration policies and migrant employment outcomes: conceptual analysis and comparative evidence for Europe, Journal of Comparative Migration Studies, Vol. 2, Issue 4, pp. 417-443.
  • R. Singh (2015), Forces of economic growth in China, India and other Asian countries, Asia Pacific Economic Literature, Vol. 29, No. 1, pp. 62-81.
  • H. Chen, B. C. Prasad and B. Singh (2015), Trade’s impact on production efficiency and technology in Pacific island countries, Journal of Pacific Studies, Vol. 35, No. 3, pp. 56-78.
  • O. J. Cacho, S. Milne, R. Gonzalez and L. Tacconi (2014), Benefits and costs of deforestation by smallholders: Implications for forest conservation and climate policy, Ecological Economics, Vol. 107, pp. 321-332.
  • D. Maiti, P. Dasgupta and A. Paul (2014), Productivity and Elasticity Differential between Direct and Contract Workers in Indian Organised Industries, Review of Market Integration
  • D. Maiti (2014), Foreign Competition, Union and Distributive Share of Workers: Theory and Evidences from Indian Economy, Trade and Development Review
  • A. Cangiano (2014), Elder Care and Migrant Labor in Europe: A Demographic Outlook, Population and Development Review, Vol. 40. No. 1, pp. 131-154.
  • A. Cangiano and K. Walsh (2014), Recruitment processes and immigration regulations: the disjointed pathways to employing migrant carers in ageing societies, Work, Employment & Society, Vol. 28, No. 3, pp. 372-389.
  • J. B. Ang and S. Kumar (2014), Financial development and barriers to the cross-border diffusion of financial innovation, Journal of Banking & Finance, 39, pp. 43-56.
  • T. K. Jayaraman, C. Hong and M. Bhatt (2014), Contribution of foreign direct investment to the tourism sector in Fiji: An empirical study, Tourism Economics, Vol. 20, No. 6, pp. 1357-1362.
  • P. Thomas, Y. P. Tang and M. Bhatt (2014), A study of the relation between inflation and exchange rates in the Fiji Islands: A cointegration and vector error correction approach, Journal of Developing Areas, Vol. 48, No. 4, pp. 1-20.
  • H. Chen, B. C. Prasad and B. Singh (2014), The mineral depletion – fuel imports nexus and its effect on life expectancy in Fiji, The Journal of Pacific Studies, Vol. 34, No. 2, pp. 19-35.
  • H. Chen and B. Singh (2014), Foreign aid and labour productivity in Fiji: an empirical investigation within an endogenous production framework, International Journal of Applied Economics, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 60-77.

Working papers

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