Parmendra Sharma

Labour schemes, remittances and the Pacific—what about financial capability?

PARMENDRA SHARMA  |    [This article is part of a series on foreign labour schemes, remittance and the Pacific] Pros and cons of labour… Read More

Reserve Bank of Australia Review: Research to policy (R2P)

PARMENDRA SHARMA  |  The eagerly awaited Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Review report was delivered in May 2023. The anticipation stemmed from two… Read More

Cash-“less”, cash-“more” or…? How the pandemic is affecting trends in the PICs

PARMENDRA SHARMA | In recent times, there has been a global “push” or trend otherwise, led largely by the new generation to go more… Read More

IMF’s new central bank transparency code: A reflection on PIC efforts

PARMENDRA SHARMA | Griffith Asia Institute member and senior lecturer in the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics at Griffith University, Dr Parmendra Sharma reflects on the sincere efforts of the central banks of the Pacific Island Countries in making themselves more visible to the public. Read More

Financial integration: An OZ-PICs-NZ proposal

PARMENDRA SHARMA and KOLOLAINI RANADI | Parmendra Sharma and Kalolaini Ranadi discuss the opportunities for greater financial integration between Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific island countries. Their study provides opportunities for a strategic OZ-PICs-NZ partnership in the financial landscape. Read More

COVID-19 and the PICs: Where to from here?

PARMENDRA SHARMA | Economies around the world—small, large, developing, developed, emerging—all sizes and types—are now at some point in the post-COVID-19 economic recovery… Read More

Remittances vis-à-vis bank credit and investments in Pacific island countries: The case of Fiji

MATIA TUISAWAU, AKATA TAITO, MITELI CAMA, JAK KAKHKHAROV, LAN NGUYEN AND PARMENDRA SHARMA | Matia Tuisawau and Ms Akata Taito (Reserve Bank of… Read More

Exchange rate volatility and trade in Papua New Guinea

MESON TUMSOK, JEN-JE SU, TARLOK SINGH AND PARMENDRA SHARMA | Since the breakdown of the Bretton Woods system of fixed… Read More

Inclusion inspires global financial agenda but how does it fare in the small Pacific Island Countries? The case of Vanuatu

ALISON BAINAURI, AROLD BILL, TRACEY WEST, PARMENDRA SHARMA, NIRODHA HAYAWARDENA AND TINGXI ZHANG The ideology of inclusion is indeed increasingly inspiring and influencing the… Read More

Monetary policy transmission in PNG

MARK OFOI, TARLOK SINGH, JEN-JE SU AND PARMENDRA SHARMA  | Literature on monetary policy transmission channels is vast—it is one… Read More


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