The Conference Board Economics Watch® - Emerging Markets View (Asia Broadcast)
Is the commodity boom over? With the global economy weak, and demand from major Emerging Markets (EMs) decelerating, in recent months prices for a range of commodities have cratered. How will these price swings affect EMs’ economic performance? For many EMs, strengthening countercyclical fiscal and monetary policies, as well as transforming to a less commodity-intensive economic growth model, has become a necessity to buffer against commodity price volatilities. This webcast will examine the winners and losers in these economies and outline the implications for future growth.
Andrew Polk is the resident economist at The Conference Board China Center for Economics and Business in Beijing. Previously, Polk worked at the Institute of International Finance, where he conducted macroeconomic analysis on emerging markets in t... Full Bio
Shikha Jha is Principal Economist at the Economics and Research Department of Asian Development Bank where she plays a lead role in the preparation of Asian Development Outlook and Update. She holds a Ph.D. in economics and has published widely on... Full Bio