School of Economics

School of Economics


PhD - Economics [The University of the South Pacific]
Masters - Economics [The University of the South Pacific]
BAGCED - Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Financial Management and Economics and Graduate Certificate in Education. [The University of the South Pacific]

Research Areas

International Trade and Economics; WTO Multilateral Rules and SIDS; 4th Industrial Revolution; Agriculture and Fisheries Subsidies; Trade Negotiations (Regional & Multilateral); Trade in Services; Trade Policies

Currently Teaching

Principles of Microeconomics [EC102]; International Economics [EC306]

Contact Details 

Room: S251
Phone: (679) 323 2172
Fax: (679) 323 2522
Trade Blog: 


Kumar R, 2017, Fisheries Subsidies Negotiations at the WTO: The Real Catch, Center for WTO Studies, India

Kumar R.R, Kumar R., Stauvermann P, Loganathan N, 2015, Exploring the Role of Energy, Trade & Financial Development in explaining Economic Growth in South Africa: A revisit, Renewable and Sustainable Energy 52 (2015) 1300-1311.

Kumar R.R, Kumar R, Patel A, (2015), Accounting for Telecommunications contribution to economic growth: A Study of Small Island Pacific States, Telecom Policy 39 (2015), 284-295.

R. Kumar; B. Natens, (2015), "The Pacific Islands and Trade in Services: One Step Back to Take Two Steps Forward" TDM 1 (2015),

Kumar, R. R., Stauvermann, P. J., Patel,A., Kumar, R. D. (2014),Exploring the effects of energy consumption on output per worker: A study of Albania, Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania. Energy Policy, (69): 575–585.

Kumar, R.R. and Kumar R. (2013), Effects of Energy Consumption on per worker output: A study on Kenya & South Africa, Energy Policy.

Kumar, R.R. and Kumar R. (2012), ‘Exploring Sectoral Elasticity vis-ŕ-vis per Worker Income with a Focus on Agriculture: A study of Sub-Saharan Africa,’ Africa Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development, Vol.1, No.1, 2012.

Kumar, R.R. and Kumar R. (2012), ‘Exploring the nexus between Information and Communications technology, Tourism and Growth in Fiji’, Tourism Economics, 18 (2),

Kumar, R., Naidu, V. and Kumar, R. (2011) 'Exploring the Nexus between Trade, Visitor Arrivals, Remittances and Income in the Pacific: a study of Vanuatu', Acta Universitatis Danubius. Śconomica, Volume 7, No 4

Kumar, R.R. and Kumar R. (2013), Exploring the development in Urbanization, Aid Dependency, Sectoral Shifts and Services Sector Expansion in Fiji: A Modern Growth Perspective, Global Business and Economic Review, Vol. 25, No. 4

Kumar, R.R. and Kumar R (2011), “Exploring the Sectoral Contribution vis-ŕ-vis Growth: An empirical Study of Fiji using ARDL Bounds Approach, Journal of International Academic Research.

Kumar, R.R. and Kumar R. (2011), Exploring Sectoral Contribution to Growth in Fiji: A Focus on Agriculture Development, Journal of International Academic Research.

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School of Economics
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The University of the South Pacific
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Suva, Fiji
Tel: (+679) 323 2547
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