The absence of good time series data makes it difficult to analyse the economic history of Papua New Guinea (PNG). This paper aims to fill this gap by providing time series for various important economic indicators since independence in 1975 or as close as possible thereafter. The data will be available online for researchers as the PNG Economic Database, which is the source for the 36 graphs in the paper. The chapter also contains some analysis to tie the data together and begin to realise their value, and includes a summary of 15 findings of particular interest.
Professor Stephen Howes
Director, Development Policy Centre, ANU
Research Officer, Development Policy Centre, ANU
Lecturer, Economics Division, UPNG
Analyst, Department of the Treasury
Dr Albert Prabhakar Gudapati
Head of Economics Division, UPNG
Dek Joe Sum
Associate Lecturer and Project Coordinator, Development Policy Centre, ANU
The ANU-UPNG seminar series is part of the partnership between the ANU Crawford School of Public Policy and the UPNG School of Business and Public Policy, supported by the PNG-Aus Partnership.
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