Political change is a major factor influencing economic volatility

While it is often assumed that economic volatility is driven primarily by external forces such as market conditions or natural disasters, the reality is that political changes have a significant impact on economic stability and volatility. This article examines the factors that lead to economic volatility and how they can be managed effectively.

Economies around the world are increasingly interconnected and interdependent. This means that any major change in one country has a ripple effect on other countries and economies. For example, a political upheaval in one country could lead to serious economic ramifications for other nations. Political turmoil can not only lead to uncertainty and disruption in the short-term, but also long-term economic instability.

One of the most common sources of economic volatility is political unrest. This can refer to civil unrest in the form of protest movements, riots, or armed insurrection. In these cases, it is often difficult to predict the outcome and the potential effects on economic activity. Another source of economic volatility is political change, particularly when a new government is elected. Changes in political policies and regulations can lead to rapid shifts in the economic landscape, which can lead to both short-term volatility and long-term economic instabilities.

In addition to political instability, economic volatility can also be driven by financial events. These can include large-scale economic downturns, currency devaluations, and other significant financial disturbances. These events can have a devastating impact on the economy, causing market disruptions, unemployment, and other forms of economic hardship.

Fortunately, there are steps that can be taken to manage economic volatility. To begin with, governments can take steps to maintain political stability. This can include enforcing laws that promote peaceful transitions of power and preventing political interference in the economy. Governments can also take steps to ensure economic stability, such as implementing economic policies that are designed to protect against financial shocks. Finally, governments can take proactive measures to address economic instability, such as investing in infrastructure, promoting economic diversification, and providing economic support to vulnerable populations.

In conclusion, economic volatility is largely driven by political change. While financial shocks can also contribute to economic instability, political instability is often the main factor that leads to economic volatility. Therefore, governments must take steps to ensure political stability, economic stability, and proactive economic management if they want to create an environment of economic security.

This article was contributed on Aug 16, 2023