The Political Economy of Economic Reform in the Pacific: Executive Summary

Date: November 2010
Type: Reports
Series: Pacific Studies
ISBN: 978-92-9092-175-2 (print), 978-92-9092-176-9 (web)
Price: Hardcopy price: $20.00
Editor: Duncan, Ron


This collection of studies on the political economy of Pacific island countries was authored by writers from various disciplinary backgrounds. Their research confirms the results of political economy studies of economic reform in developing countries from elsewhere around the world and shines new light on the kinds of obstacles that have to be overcome for economic reform to be successful in the Pacific. This publication presents many valuable lessons for agencies assisting in the economic development of Pacific island countries.


  • Foreword
  • Chapter 1: The Political Economy of Economic Reform
  • Chapter 2: An Overview of the Research on the Political Economy of Economic Reform in the Pacific
  • Abstracts of Chapters 3 to 15