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Handbook of Small States

Economic, Social and Environmental Issues

Edited by: Lino Briguglio

Print publication date:  May  2018
Online publication date:  May  2018

Print ISBN: 9781857439281
eBook ISBN: 9781351181846
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 This handbook covers a wide spectrum of issues relating to small states. Chapters in the volume have been grouped under the three main themes of economic, social and environmental issues. The economics sections include chapters dealing with trade, finance and regulatory frameworks, while the social theme covers health, migration, population ageing, as well as overall social wellbeing. The environmental theme examines matters such as measuring environmental performance, natural disasters, the ocean economy, and the validity of the Sustainable Development Goals.

One major issue is the definition of small states. As this volume demonstrates, generally speaking, population is used to measure country size in the literature. However, it clearly emerges that there is no real consensus as to the population cut-off point that distinguishes small states from large ones. While the approaches taken by the authors vary, in all cases the chapters draw practical policy implications for small states. The book can therefore be considered as a wide-ranging depositary of information on small states with the aim of deriving policy prescriptions, and thus as an excellent resource for academics, students and policymakers.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Opportunities and challenges for small economies in global value chains Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Trade openness, volatility and governance Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Trade, fiscal and welfare considerations of the CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement: a CARICOM perspective Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The effects of structural reforms on economic growth in the Caribbean small states  Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The export of higher education services from small island developing states: the Caribbean potential Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Do small states need large external buffers? Evidence from an event-study analysis Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Declines in correspondent banking in the small states of the Pacific  Download PDF
Chapter  8:  A new approach to exchange rate management in small open financially integrated economies  Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Monetary policy and excess liquid assets in small open developing economies Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The evolution of stock markets in the CARICOM region (1969–2010): lessons for other small emerging economies Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Monetary transmission mechanisms in selected small island developing states with floating exchange rates Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Improving aid allocation for small developing states Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Dutch disease and the Pacific island countries Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The determinants and growth effects of foreign direct investment in small economies  Download PDF
Chapter  15:  When international ‘best practice’ is not: power sector reform in small island states Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Regulatory frameworks in small states – with special reference to telecommunications Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Small states and regional competition and consumer law agreements: some key features, lessons and experiences Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Behavioural economics and small states: a focus on social preferences Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Small is beautiful: country size and national wellbeing in small economies  Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The effects of skilled emigration on small island nations Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The effect of brain drain on productivity growth in small states  Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Smallness compared: on democracy and modernization Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Challenges and opportunities for the health sector in small states Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Demographic transition and population ageing in small states Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Environmental economics: special considerations for small states Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Small island developing states and Sustainable Development Goals: curse or cure Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Small island developing states and the ocean economy: widening the development frontier Download PDF
Chapter  28:  The fiscal consequences of natural disasters: does country size matter? Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Natural disasters and tourism-led economic growth: a case study of Fiji: 1980–2014 Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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