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dc.contributor.authorDoessel, D.
dc.contributor.authorValadkhani, Abbas
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T17:00:38Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T17:00:38Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.date.modified2009-12-11T06:44:23Z
dc.identifier.issn02175908
dc.identifier.doi10.1142/S0217590803000608
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/27352
dc.description.abstractThis paper investigates the empirical relationship between the size of government and the process of economic growth in Fiji. The results reported here present a mixed picture, in that the model estimated specifies two different effects of the government sector on economic growth. Using annual time series data for the period 1964-1999, it is found that government expenditure exerts a strong beneficial impact on economic growth. However, marginal factor productivity in the government sector is found to be lower than that of the private sector. The reasons for this low productivity are two-fold: the result of the lack of market incentives and signals in the public sector and the involvement of Fiji's government in some activities which may be rationalised in terms of the socio-political objectives of the Fijian government. While recognising that there may be factors which may hinder the process of efficiency in the private sector, it can be argued that by shifting factors of production from the low productivity (government) sector to the high productivity (private) sector, the rate of growth of GNP will increase.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.
dc.publisher.placeSingapore
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.worldscinet.com/ser/ser.shtml
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom27
dc.relation.ispartofpageto38
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalSingapore Economic Review
dc.relation.ispartofvolume48
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEconomics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode14
dc.titleThe Effect of Government on Economic Growth in Fiji
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2003
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorDoessel, Darrel P.


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