Upcoming events

PNG’s economic trajectory: The long view
PNG’s economic trajectory: The long view
12.30–1.30pm 30 July 2021
Professor Stephen Howes, Rohan Fox, Maholopa Laveil, Luke McKenzie, Dr Albert Prabhakar Gudapati and Dek Joe Sum

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

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

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.

This seminar is free and open to the public. Registration is required to attend the seminar. You can attend at the Acton Theatre (Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU), at the MBA Suite (SBPP building, UPNG), or online via Zoom.

PNG contact:
Julie Sowano
E jsowano@upng.ac.pg
T +675 3267301

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2021 Pacific Update
2021 Pacific Update
9am 22 September – 5pm 24 September 2021
Various speakers

22 to 24 September | Online

Submissions are closed.
Acceptance notifications Friday 6 August
Program released Friday 20 August

Hosted by the Australian National University’s Development Policy Centre and The University of the South Pacific’s School of Accounting, Finance and Economics, Pacific Update is the premier forum for discussion of current economic, social, political, and environmental issues in the region.

The conference will be online with six sessions that cover the following themes:

  • Health systems
  • Agriculture
  • Gender
  • Economics
  • Food security and supply chains
  • Politics and regionalism

Due to the reduced format we are not accepting panel submissions.

Contact Devpol devpolicy@anu.edu.au OR USP singh_j@usp.ac.fj

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