Media and Publications

PNG Economics considers that a key element of a healthy democracy is extensive open discussion and debate of public issues in the media and other forums. Following are some links to media discussions involving PNG Economics (a much more extensive list can be obtained by doing an internet search on “Paul Flanagan PNG”):

Recent coverage

2017 reflections and 2018 prospects

2018 Budget



PNG’s growth experience since 1980

Radio interviews in March with the ABC and Radio New Zealand touching on the IMF report and the possible benefits of an international assistance package:


East Asia Forum

Papua New Guinea stumbles to an election


2017 economic predictions in Post Courier

Post Courier 5 Jan 2017 detail Tough times predicted

Budget error – shortfall in 2016 budget appropriations

Coverage of the 2017 Budget

An ABC The World Interview here:,-raises-taxes-to-tackle-economic/7986610

Two Pacific Beat interviews here:’fiscally-fraudulent’-former-treasury-advisor/7987124

Radio New Zealand link here:

Social media:  (this older article got lots of likes)

Radio 2SER FM on 9 May

The Saturday Paper of 30 April 2016 (note that I did not approve of the title to this piece)

The Australian Financial Review 5 January 2016 (one learns when talking to the media that one doesn’t control the title)



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