PNG’s economic trajectory: The long view

Crawford School of Public Policy | Development Policy Centre
PNG’s economic trajectory: The long view

Event details

Public Seminar

Date & time

Friday 30 July 2021


Acton Lecture Theatre, #132 JG Crawford Building, Lennox Crossing, The ANU


Professor Stephen Howes, Rohan Fox, Maholopa Laveil, Luke McKenzie, Dr Albert Prabhakar Gudapati and Dek Joe Sum


Arichika Okazaki
02 6125 6805

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The absence of good time series data makes it difficult to analyse the economic history of Papua New Guinea (PNG). This chapter 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

Rohan Fox
Research Officer, Development Policy Centre, ANU

Maholopa Laveil
Lecturer, Economics Division, UPNG

Luke McKenzie
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

This presentation is based on the speaker’s chapter, ‘PNG’s economic trajectory: The long view’, in the ANU-UPNG edited volume, ‘Papua New Guinea: Government, Economy and Society’, available for free download.

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.

PNG contact:
Julie Sowano
T +675 3267301

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