Social Consequences of the Oil Price Shock in the Resource Rich Post-Soviet Countries

34 Pages Posted: 30 Jun 2020

Date Written: May 11, 2020

Abstract

This study seeks to determine the impact the fall in global oil prices post-2014 had on the welfare of the populations of three resource-rich post-Soviet states: Russia, Kazakhstan, and Azerbaijan. Changes in welfare will be explored through the analysis of several socio-economic indicators affected by the local currencies’ devaluations. It will be suggested that the single-commodity export dependence of the countries concerned, and the domestic development of non-trade-able sectors faltered in the face of external shocks. Several policy suggestions are offered to mitigate the effects of the economic downturns observed.

Keywords: Social Affairs, Welfare, Oil and Gas, Exports, Post-Soviet Countries, Russia

JEL Classification: H5, H55, G18, G28, G38, I38

Suggested Citation

Research Group, CESD, Social Consequences of the Oil Price Shock in the Resource Rich Post-Soviet Countries (May 11, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3598521 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3598521

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