Trade concentration and export instability

Love, J. (1979) Trade concentration and export instability. Journal of Development Studies, 15(3), pp. 60-69. (doi: 10.1080/00220387908421726)

Full text not currently available from Enlighten.


Conventionally commodity and geographic concentration are thought to be important factors contributing to the instability in export earnings of the developing countries. Empirical investigations have, however, provided little support for this proposition. Moving away from the customary cross‐country methods of measurement, this paper examines the relationship between the forms of concentration and export instability for each country in a sample of 52 developing countries. The results obtained suggest that there are causal relationships for a wide range of countries.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Love, Professor James
Authors: Love, J.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School
Journal Name:Journal of Development Studies
ISSN (Online):1743-9140

University Staff: Request a correction | Enlighten Editors: Update this record