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Dr. Rup Singh

Senior Lecturer

Dr Rup Singh is a Senior Lecturer in Economics. He has contributed to teaching Macroeconomics and Econometrics (both at undergraduate and post graduate levels), in the Official Statistics and MBA programs as well. He has published a respectable number of research papers/articles on Monetary Policy, Trade and Economic Growth in internationally ranked & refereed journals. Dr Rup serves as a reviewer for journals publishing on monetary policy, applied econometrics and economic growth mostly from Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the Euro region. He is a joint recipient of the Oceania Development Network research award in 2011 and also received the Vice Chancellor’s Research Award for quality publication in 2010. Rup completed his PhD in Growth Economics (titled: An Extension to the Neo-classical Growth Model of Solow Within an Endogenous Growth Framework) under the supervision of the (late) Professor Bill Rao (UWS) and Professor Biman Prasad (USP). He was also awarded an honorary fellowship at the University of Western Sydney (UWS) in 2010, where he completed a substantial part of his PhD research. Dr Rup’s PhD thesis is a forthcoming publication by IGI Global (USA) and his Masters thesis (titled: A Macroeconometric Model for Fiji, which was awarded a gold medal) is published by Nova Science Publishers (USA). Rup has also been actively involved with the UN organizations for a number of research assignments and is currently a lead researcher under the Economic Growth and Trade Integration Cluster of the University.


PhD in Economics (Thesis title: An extension to the growth model of Solow within an endogenous growth framework) - University of the South Pacific, Fiji. 
M.A. in Economics (Gold medal for best thesis – 2006: Thesis title: A Macroeconometric Model for Fiji) – University of the South Pacific, Fiji.
PGDip. in Economics – University of the South Pacific, Fiji.
PGDip. in Development Studies – University of the South Pacific, Fiji.
B.A. in Economics – University of the South Pacific, Fiji.

Research Areas

Growth Economics, Macroeconomic policy, Monetary Policy, Applied Econometrics

Currently Teaching

Macroeconomics and Official statistics.


Contact Details

Room: S242
Phone: (679) 323 2791
Fax: (679) 323 2522
Email: singh_r(at)

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School of Economics
Faculty of Business and Economics
The University of the South Pacific
Private Bag, Laucala Campus,
Suva, Fiji
Tel: (+679) 323 2547
Fax: (+679) 323 2522