Maholopa Laveil

FDC Pacific Fellow
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Economics and politics in Papua New Guinea and the Pacific; trade policy; economic history

Maholopa Laveil
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Maholopa (Maho) Laveil is the inaugural FDC Pacific Fellow at the Lowy Institute. He works in the Institute’s Pacific Islands Program as part of a one year secondment from the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG). His research interests include fiscal and monetary policy in Papua New Guinea (PNG), election and parliamentary politics, tariff policy, PNG economic history, and development. Maho teaches undergraduate economics at UPNG. He holds a Master's in International and Development Economics from the Australian National University (ANU) and an undergraduate degree from UPNG.

The FDC Pacific Fellow is supported by a grant from the Foundation for Development Cooperation.

Papua New Guinea: lessons of the last decade in four charts
Papua New Guinea: lessons of the last decade in four charts
Translating economic semantics into higher incomes, better living standards and good governance is the next step.
US and Australian development cooperation is underway. What’s the best pathway to impact?
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US and Australian development cooperation is underway. What’s the best pathway to impact?
This article originally appeared in Development Intelligence Lab's online blog, The Intel.
Party politics in Papua New Guinea
Party politics in Papua New Guinea
While the machinations might appear incomprehensible, some trends can be detected in PNG’s complicated party system.
PNG’s election a violent event
PNG’s election a violent event
Bitter experience should have been a warning that elections need to be properly planned and administered.
PNG’s 2022 election takes shape
PNG’s 2022 election takes shape
Parochial issues tend to dominate voter choices. But a pandemic and economy stress could make for restless elections.
PNG: What to expect in the 2022 elections?
PNG: What to expect in the 2022 elections?
A by-election this month reveals stubborn challenges the country faces ahead of the national ballot next year.
PNG budget: Pluses and minuses
PNG budget: Pluses and minuses
A spending surge aims to steer the economy out of crisis, but high debt and heavy interest pose another risk.
PNG’s supplementary budget: An honest accounting
PNG’s supplementary budget: An honest accounting
James Marape warned the economy was “bleeding”, and setting out the true fiscal position is a first step to healing.
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