Fiji's emigrant transfers and potential macroeconomic effects

Azmat Gani*

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This article examines the magnitude of emigrant transfers from Fiji and their potential macroeconomic effects in Fiji. Since the first political crisis in 1987, some US$517 million has left Fiji in the form of emigrant transfers; including around US$40 million per annum between 1987 and 1999. On average, this represents almost 25 per cent of Fiji's gross fixed capital formation, 18 per cent of its savings, and just over 2 per cent of GDP. Some policy implications of these transfers are drawn.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-128
Number of pages12
JournalPacific Economic Bulletin
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Development
  • Aerospace Engineering


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