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Small Island States in the Pacific [electronic resource] : the Tyranny of Distance, Becker, Chris.

Author/Creator:
Becker, Chris.
Publication:
Washington, D.C. : International Monetary Fund, 2012.
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Government document
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1 online resource (28 p.)
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IMF eLibrary
IMF Working Papers; Working Paper No. 12/223.
IMF Working Papers; Working Paper No. 12/223
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Agriculture. (search)
Balance of payments. (search)
Common market. (search)
Comparative Studies of Countries. (search)
Country of origin. (search)
Domestic agriculture. (search)
Economic outcomes. (search)
Economies of scale. (search)
Gaining market access. (search)
General. (search)
Health care. (search)
Import substitution. (search)
Importing country. (search)
Income growth. (search)
Infant mortality. (search)
Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development. (search)
Measurement and Analysis of Poverty. (search)
Medical services. (search)
National border. (search)
National income. (search)
Neighboring countries. (search)
Per capita income. (search)
Public provision. (search)
Regional, Urban, and Rural Analyses. (search)
Risk aversion. (search)
Skilled labor. (search)
Small states. (search)
Trading partners. (search)
Transport costs. (search)
Vulnerability to shocks. (search)
World markets. (search)
Australia. (search)
Greenland. (search)
Oceania. (search)
Pacific Island Countries. (search)
Tuvalu. (search)
Summary:
This paper seeks to document key characteristics of small island states in the Pacific. It restricts itself to a limited number of indicators which are macro-orientated - population, fertility of land, ability to tap into economies of scale, income, and geographic isolation. It leaves aside equally important but more micro-orientated variables and development indicators. We show that small island states in the Pacific are different from countries in other regional groupings in that they are extremely isolated and have limited scope to tap economies of scale due to small populations. They often have little arable land. There is empirical evidence to suggest that these factors are related to income growth.
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Contributor:
Becker, Chris.
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ISBN:
1475510268:
9781475510263
ISSN:
1018-5941
Publisher Number:
10.5089/9781475510263.001
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Restricted for use by site license.