The Pacific Economic Bulletin was published by Asia Pacific Press at The Australian National University between 1988 and 2010. It is an important historical resource for those interested in economic and policy developments in Papua New Guinea and the Pacific island countries.
The journal’s archives have now been digitised on this site by the Development Policy Centre at Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University, to allow continued access for Pacific researchers. The journal was superseded by Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies.
The Pacific Economic Bulletin provided background analysis to those setting the policy agenda in regional matters, or those interested in keeping up with developments in the region.
The journal was established by Helen Hughes, the first director of the ANU National Centre for Development Studies (which later became Crawford School of Public Policy). The journal was edited by Rodney Cole from its beginning in 1998 until 1994. Ron Duncan and Maree Tait then edited the journal until 2010.
The journal was fully refereed, with all published articles undergoing a double-blind review process. The Pacific Economic Bulletin was abstracted/indexed in the Journal of Economic Literature and Asian–Pacific Economic Literature.
The journal sections included:
- Economic surveys
- Policy dialogue
- Book reviews
- Statistical annex
The Pacific Economic Bulletin‘s readership included academics, researchers, diplomatic personnel, business and those in policymaking areas in Pacific island institutions including banks and all areas of government. Distribution of the journal to policymaking areas in the Pacific islands was supported by the Reserve Bank of Australia.
This digital archive exists to allow the continued use of this historical record for researchers and practitioners across the region.
Publication of the Pacific Economic Bulletin was supported by the Australian Government through the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID).
The digitisation of the site was coordinated by the team at the Development Policy Centre, ANU, with contributions by Ashlee Betteridge, Arichika Okazaki, Hanna Selesele, Madeleine Flint and Alina-Ioana Deac and support from the Pacific Research Program.
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