Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics

The Trade Hot Topics series provides concise and informative analyses of various trade and trade-related issues which are prepared both by Commonwealth Secretariat and international experts.


The Ebola Crisis in West Africa

Implications for Trade and Regional Integration

This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics examines the broad economic impact of the outbreak of the Ebola virus in 2014–15 on the three countries at the epicentre of the crisis –Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone – with particular focus on Sierra Leone, and the implications for trade, investment and regional integration in West Africa.


Keywords: income growth, public health, ebola, international trade, economic development, regional integration
JEL: I18: Health, Education, and Welfare / Health / Health: Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health; F13: International Economics / Trade / Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations; F63: International Economics / Economic Impacts of Globalization / Economic Impacts of Globalization: Economic Development
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