Series: IMF Working Papers
Author(s): Chris Becker
Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
Publication Date: 01 September 2012
Keywords: microstate, economies of scale, geographic isolation, economic outcomes, per capita income, neighboring countries, transport costs, Measurement and Analysis of Poverty, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development, Economic Development: Regional
This paper seeks to document key characteristics of small island states in the Pacific. It restricts itself to a limited number of indicators which are macro-orientated - population, fertility of land, ability to t...