Swimming with the Tide , by C.L. CheshireIsland development today could learn from the past: the importance of trading partnerships and self-enforced contracts.
Sustainable Human Developement in Micronesia , by Jay Dobbin and Francis X. Hezel, SJA review of the economic situation and of development possibilities in the future.
March 1998 (MC #21) Economics
Here’s Where We’re Headed. Which Way Should We Be Going? , by Francis X. Hezel, SJ and Hilda HeineA review of what the numbers say about the directions of the Micronesian governments.
June 2000 (MC #28) Economics Education Government
Insuring Our Health: Financing Health Care in the FSM , by Marcus H. SamoHow to fashion an insurance program that will relieve the government’s heavy burden of medical costs.
Feast and Famine: US Assistance and the Compact Funding Outlook , by Francis X. Hezel, SJUS funding assistance to FSM for the next two years and the Compact funding outlook.
Spoiled Tuna: A Fishing Industry Gone Bad , by Matthew JacobsReview of the recent history of the fishing industry in FSM and impact of the losses on the country.
March 2002 (MC #40) Economics
Rough Seas Ahead: The FSM Economy During Compact II , by Francis X. Hezel, SJA forecast of FSM’s economic future for the next twenty years and beyond.
A Tuna Industry in Micronesia? , by Peter WilsonThe case for launching a large fishing industry in the islands despite a long list of past failures.
Myths of the FSM Economy , by Francis X. Hezel, SJThe article challenges seven popular beliefs about the economy of FSM.
December 2005 (MC #59) Economics
The Clam Industry in the Marshalls , by Francis X. Hezel, SJHistory of the clam industry and the problems encountered along the way.