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Asante-Poku, Nana Amma and van Huellen, Sophie (2021) 'Commodity Exporter’s Vulnerabilities in Times of COVID-19: The Case of Ghana.' Canadian Journal of Development Studies, 42 (1/2). pp. 122-144.

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Abstract

The measures put into place to mitigate the COVID-19 health crisis around the world have disrupted global supply chains and sent commodity prices tumbling. We argue that, while the nature of the COVID-19 crisis is unprecedented, the unfolding consequences for primary commodity export-dependent economies are not. By developing a state-centred adaptive supply chain resilience framework and drawing on past experiences, we identify three impact channels that are specific to commodity exporters: a price, a supply chain and a financial channel. Taking Ghana as a case study, we show how the interplay of these three channels can be particularly damaging.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Adaptive resilience, COVID-19, commodity prices, global supply chain, supply chain resilience
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Economics
ISSN: 02255189
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1080/02255189.2020.1857225
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2020 14:48
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/34240

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