Commodity Price Crash: Risks to Exports and Economic Growth in Asia-Pacific LDCs and LLDCs

United Nations ESCAP Trade Insights, Issue No. 6

11 Pages Posted: 13 Jun 2015 Last revised: 29 Jun 2015

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Aman Saggu

Mahidol University - International College; United Nations - Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP); University of Glasgow - Adam Smith Business School; University of St. Andrews - School of Economics and Finance; London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Finance; University of London, Royal Holloway College - Department of Economics

Witada Anukoonwattaka

United Nations, Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

Date Written: March 5, 2015

Abstract

This note identifies Asia-Pacific LDCs and LLDCs with export-portfolios and economies which are at greatest risk from the recent collapse in commodity prices (June 2014 to January 2015). The primary objective is to identify countries whose exports have been highly vulnerable to the recent commodity price decline, in an effort to encourage policies which promote export diversification, as well as to offer strategies for effectively managing revenues in commodity-export dependent economies.

Keywords: International Trade; United Nations; Asia Pacific Region; Commodity Prices; Commodity Trade

JEL Classification: F10, F14, F43

Suggested Citation

Saggu, Aman and Anukoonwattaka, Witada, Commodity Price Crash: Risks to Exports and Economic Growth in Asia-Pacific LDCs and LLDCs (March 5, 2015). United Nations ESCAP Trade Insights, Issue No. 6. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2617542

Aman Saggu

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