Doubling fish exports or garment exports : which would benefit the Fijian economy most? Evidence from a computable general equilibrium model

Narayan, Paresh Kumar and Prasad, Biman Chand 2006, Doubling fish exports or garment exports : which would benefit the Fijian economy most? Evidence from a computable general equilibrium model, Applied economics, vol. 38, no. 6, pp. 717-723.

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Title Doubling fish exports or garment exports : which would benefit the Fijian economy most? Evidence from a computable general equilibrium model
Author(s) Narayan, Paresh Kumar
Prasad, Biman Chand
Journal name Applied economics
Volume number 38
Issue number 6
Start page 717
End page 723
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2006-04
ISSN 0003-6846
1466-4283
Keyword(s) economics
macroeconomics
Summary The need to diversify Fiji's export base has been identified as an important avenue for reducing Fiji's vulnerabilities in international trade. This paper poses the question: Doubling fish exports or garment exports: which would be most beneficial for the Fijian economy? To achieve the goal of this paper, the computable general equilibrium model is used, this being at the forefront of research on 'impact studies'. The main finding is that when garment exports and fish exports are doubled, the benefits to the Fijian economy are greater from garment exports, suggesting that the latter has stronger linkages with the rest of the economy. On the basis of this finding, policymakers should divert resources towards sustaining the garment industry whose future is uncertain due to expiring trade agreements and unstable economic policies.
Language eng
Field of Research 140202 Economic Development and Growth
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2006, Taylor & Francis
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