The Impact of Manufacturing Capacity Utilization on the Economy of Nigeria: An Empirical Analysis

The Impact of Manufacturing Capacity Utilization on the Economy of Nigeria: An Empirical Analysis. ABSTRACT  This study investigated the causal relationship between manufacturing capacity utilization and real gross domestic product of Nigeria and determined the trends of industrial capacity utilization in Nigeria’s manufacturing firms. The stationarity tests using Augmented Dickey-Fuller (ADF) and Phillip-Perron (PP) test …

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RELATIVE IMPACT OF FINANCIAL SECTOR REFORMS ON AGRICULTURAL AND MANUFACTURING SECTOR GROWTH IN NIGERIA

RELATIVE IMPACT OF FINANCIAL SECTOR REFORMS ON AGRICULTURAL AND MANUFACTURING SECTOR GROWTH IN NIGERIA ABSTRACT The study investigates relative impact of financial sector reforms on agricultural and manufacturing sector growth in Nigeria. To guide the study, Ordinary Least Square technique was adopted and Eviews 8.0 econometric software was utilized for the analysis. A time series …

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SOCIO-ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF OIL AND GAS ACTIVITIES ON OGONILAND, RIVERS STATE, NIGERIA

SOCIO-ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF OIL AND GAS ACTIVITIES ON OGONILAND, RIVERS STATE, NIGERIA ABSTRACT Crude oil is one of the major natural resources that have contributed to the development of the Nigerian economy. It, however, poses great environmental and socio-economic challenges. As a result, the effects of oil exploration activities on the socio-economic wellbeing of host …

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STRUCTURE AND COMPOSITION OF DOMESTIC DEBT AND THE IMPACT ON PRIVATE INVESTMENT IN NIGERIA.

STRUCTURE AND COMPOSITION OF DOMESTIC DEBT AND THE IMPACT ON PRIVATE INVESTMENT IN NIGERIA. ABSTRACT This study sets out to investigate and elaborate the empirical issues pertaining to the structure and composition of domestic debt and its impact on private investment in Nigeria. The study employed multiple regression models using secondary data from 1970 to …

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THE EFFECT OF HEALTH STATUS ON LABOUR FORCE PARTICIPATION IN NIGERIA

THE EFFECT OF HEALTH STATUS ON LABOUR FORCE PARTICIPATION IN NIGERIA ABSTRACT Health status in recent times has been a major concern for developing and under-developed economies. This results from the fact that a healthy population increases labour force participation, productivity and output levels. Poor health has negative effect on participation rate and output. This …

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THE EFFECTS OF REAL EXCHANGE RATE ON NIGERIA’S NON-OIL SECTORAL OUTPUT

THE EFFECTS OF REAL EXCHANGE RATE ON NIGERIA’S NON-OIL SECTORAL OUTPUT ABSTRACT This study investigated the effect of exchange rate on Nigeria’s non-oil sector outputs, with emphasis on the agricultural, manufactural and service sectors over a period of 1970-2012 through the co integration and the ECM approach. The co integration test showed that there was …

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THE IMPACT OF FOOD IMPORTATION ON FOOD PRODUCTION IN NIGERIA- THE CASE OF RICE IMPORTATION AND PRODUCTION

THE IMPACT OF FOOD IMPORTATION ON FOOD PRODUCTION IN NIGERIA- THE CASE OF RICE IMPORTATION AND PRODUCTION ABSTRACT The research was on the impact of food importation on food production in Nigeria: The case of rice importation and Production. This research is important because Nigeria as country is struggling to attain strong agricultural base which …

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THE IMPACT OF GLOBALIZATION ON THE NIGERIAN FINANCIAL SECTOR

THE IMPACT OF GLOBALIZATION ON THE NIGERIAN FINANCIAL SECTOR ABSTRACT The study examines the effect of globalization on the Nigerian financial sector. It is also aimed at ascertaining the impact of globalization on the Nigerian commercial banks and the stock exchange. Assets of the Nigerian financial sector and commercial banks were used as performance indicators …

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THE IMPACT OF INFLATION ON PRIVATE CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE AND ECONOMIC GROWTH IN NIGERIA

THE IMPACT OF INFLATION ON PRIVATE CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE AND ECONOMIC GROWTH IN NIGERIA ABSTRACT This study empirically examine the impact of inflation on private consumption expenditure and economic growth in Nigeria using an annual time series data spanning from 1981-2012. In this study, modern time series econometric methodology such as Unit Root Testing, Johansson Co-integration …

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THE IMPACT OF INTEREST RATE LIBERALIZATION ON INVESTMENT IN NIGERIA

THE IMPACT OF INTEREST RATE LIBERALIZATION ON INVESTMENT IN NIGERIA ABSTRACT The importance of investment in economic growth cannot be overemphasized. This has led to an upsurge in the study of its determinants. This research therefore, seeks to investigate the impact of interest rate liberalization on investment in Nigeria from 1970-2012. Using the Error Correction …

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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN REMITTANCE NET FLOWS AND ECONOMIC GROWTH IN NIGERIA

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN REMITTANCE NET FLOWS AND ECONOMIC GROWTH IN NIGERIA ABSTRACT This study investigated the impact of remittance netflow on per capita growth and also examined the transmission of structural shocks from remittance netflows to economic capita growth in Nigeria The impulse responses and variance decomposition computed from the VAR estimates are used to  …

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IMPACT OF MACROECONOMIC VOLATILITY ON FDI INFLOW IN NIGERIA

IMPACT OF MACROECONOMIC VOLATILITY ON FDI INFLOW IN NIGERIA ABSTRACT This research work investigates the impact of macroeconomic volatility on FDI inflow into Nigeria. We decomposed FDI into various sources and examine if macroeconomic volatility affects each source of FDI differently. Using the ordinary least squares method, we find that FDI from different source do …

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INFLATION, INFLATION UNCERTAINTY AND OUTPUT GROWTH IN NIGERIA

INFLATION, INFLATION UNCERTAINTY AND OUTPUT GROWTH IN NIGERIA ABSTRACT Rapid output growth and low inflation are the most common objectives of macroeconomic policy in both developed and developing economies. The relationship between inflation, inflation uncertainty and output growth has attracted much interest in economic literature. The views on the direction of this relationship are divergent …

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INSTITUTIONAL QUALITY AND STOCK MARKET DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA – AN APPLICATION OF THE ARDL APPROACH

INSTITUTIONAL QUALITY AND STOCK MARKET DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA – AN APPLICATION OF THE ARDL APPROACH ABSTRACT This study was motivated by the growing concern on the impact of Institutional Quality on economic outcomes. The study focused specifically on the Nigerian Stock Market due to its critical role in the economy as a vehicle for efficient …

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INSTITUTIONAL QUALITY, GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURE AND ECONOMIC GROWTH- PANEL EVIDENCE FROM FOUR SELECTED WEST AFRICAN COUNTRIES

INSTITUTIONAL QUALITY, GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURE AND ECONOMIC GROWTH- PANEL EVIDENCE FROM FOUR SELECTED WEST AFRICAN COUNTRIES ABSTRACT In line with the search for the real determinant of economic growth, this work sought to analyze the impact of institutional quality, government expenditure on economic growth, using a panel data analysis for four selected West African Countries (Nigeria, …

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MULTIDIMENSIONAL POVERTY MEASUREMENT IN NIGERIA- EVIDENCE FROM DEMOGRAPHIC AND HEALTH SURVEY

MULTIDIMENSIONAL POVERTY MEASUREMENT IN NIGERIA- EVIDENCE FROM DEMOGRAPHIC AND HEALTH SURVEY ABSTRACT Poverty is profoundly endemic in many countries especially in less developed countries. In Nigeria, poverty is a reality that depicts the lack of food, clothes, education, and other basic amenities. Severely poor people lack the most basic necessities of life to a degree …

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NIGERIA’S MULTILATERAL TRADE WITH THE G8 ECONOMIES-A GRAVITY MODEL APPROACH

NIGERIA’S MULTILATERAL TRADE WITH THE G8 ECONOMIES-A GRAVITY MODEL APPROACH ABSTRACT It is an undeniable fact that trade has been facilitating growth and development of countries across the world. This underscores the recent upsurge in establishing multilateral trade relationship between Nigeria and other countries especially, the G8 member countries. While these realities are still contestable …

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OIL REVENUE FLUCTUATIONS, FISCAL POLICY RESPONSE AND ECONOMIC GROWTH IN NIGERIA

OIL REVENUE FLUCTUATIONS, FISCAL POLICY RESPONSE AND ECONOMIC GROWTH IN NIGERIA ABSTRACT Every time the economy recesses the role of government intervention as proposed by Keynes again reiterates. However the nature and magnitude of these policies are important to note. It is on this premise that this study examines the impact of oil revenue fluctuations …

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EFFICIENT MARKET HYPOTHESIS (EMH) AND NIGERIAN CAPITAL MARKET- AN ANALYSIS OF BONUS ISSUES AND DIVIDEND ANNOUNCEMENT.

EFFICIENT MARKET HYPOTHESIS (EMH) AND NIGERIAN CAPITAL MARKET- AN ANALYSIS OF BONUS ISSUES AND DIVIDEND ANNOUNCEMENT. ABSTRACT The study examined the efficient market hypothesis and Nigerian capital market in relation to information contained in dividend and bonus issues announcement to ascertain the speed at which the market adjust to all the relevant available information on …

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EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF MACROECONOMIC INSTABILITY AND FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT INFLOW IN NIGERIA

EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF MACROECONOMIC INSTABILITY AND FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT INFLOW IN NIGERIA ABSTRACT Most economic rationale for granting special incentives for attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is based on the belief that FDI bridges the ‘idea gaps’ between rich and the poor nations in addition to the generation of technological transfers and spillovers. This study …

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EMPIRICAL TEST OF THE HECKSCHER-OHLIN THEORY BETWEEN NIGERIA AND USA IN 2012

EMPIRICAL TEST OF THE HECKSCHER-OHLIN THEORY BETWEEN NIGERIA AND USA IN 2012 ABSTRACT This study was carried out to test empirically if Nigeria’s pattern of production and trade is consistent with the Heckscher-Ohlin framework. It was necessitated by the fact that Nigeria is abundantly endowed with labour resources, fertile land, and good climatic conditions among …

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EVALUATING THE IMPACT OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE FLOWS ON INDUSTRIAL SECTOR EMPLOYMENT IN NIGERIA

EVALUATING THE IMPACT OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE FLOWS ON INDUSTRIAL SECTOR EMPLOYMENT IN NIGERIA ABSTRACT The study evaluates the impact of international trade flows on industrial sector employment in Nigeria. Specifically, the study evaluates the extent in which trade expansion has impacted on the industrial sector employment, the impact of net export on aggregate labour demand …

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FINANCIAL LIBERALISATION POLICY AND THE PERFORMANCE OF THE FINANCIAL SECTOR IN NIGERIA

FINANCIAL LIBERALISATION POLICY AND THE PERFORMANCE OF THE FINANCIAL SECTOR IN NIGERIA ABSTRACT The study focuses on investigating the impact of financial liberalisation policy on the performance of the financial sector in Nigeria by utilising Analysis of Covariance (structural break with mix dummy coded and continuous variables) and applying the Ordinary Least Square (OLS) technique …

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FISCAL POLICY AND PRIVATE INVESTMENT IN AFRICA- A TEST OF THE CROWDING-OUT HYPOTHESIS

FISCAL POLICY AND PRIVATE INVESTMENT IN AFRICA- A TEST OF THE CROWDING-OUT HYPOTHESIS ABSTRACT This study probes the effectiveness of fiscal spending in the context of crowding out/in hypothesis for Sub-Saharan Africa, using annual panel data for the period 2000 – 2011 obtained from the World Bank online data bank for forty six countries in …

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FOREIGN AID AND POVERTY DYNAMICS IN AFRICA

FOREIGN AID AND POVERTY DYNAMICS IN AFRICA ABSTRACT The study focuses on foreign aid and poverty dynamics in Africa. Specifically, the study addressed two objectives ;(1) the relationship between poverty and aid and (2) the relationship between mortality rate and aid. Following these objectives, the study used fixed effects estimation techniques for the two objectives, …

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FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT AND THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR IN NIGERIA

FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT AND THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR IN NIGERIA ABSTRACT The importance of the manufacturing sector in the economic growth cannot be overemphasized. This has led to interests in the determinants of its performance over the years. This study therefore, investigated the impact of foreign direct investment (FDI) on the performance of the manufacturing sector …

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GOVERNMENT BUDGET DEFICIT AND ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE IN NIGERIA

GOVERNMENT BUDGET DEFICIT AND ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE IN NIGERIA ABSTRACT This study examined the influence of government budget deficit on economic performance in Nigeria. The study captures government budget deficit with budget deficit ratio (Bdr) and economic performance with real domestic product (RGDP). Budget deficit ratio measures the ratio of Nigeria’s national debt to its gross …

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GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURE AND ENERGY CONSUMPTION IN NIGERIA

GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURE AND ENERGY CONSUMPTION IN NIGERIA ABSTRACT Government expenditure is a very important fiscal tool used by policy makers to stimulate the economy. Therefore, the study of its determinants has led us to include energy consumption in this study. The study therefore, investigated the nexus between government expenditure and energy consumption in Nigeria covering …

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EFFECTIVENESS OF MONETARY POLICY IN STIMULATING ECONOMIC GROWTH IN NIGERIA

EFFECTIVENESS OF MONETARY POLICY IN STIMULATING ECONOMIC GROWTH IN NIGERIA ABSTRACT This study investigates the effectiveness of monetary policy in stimulating economy growth in Nigeria using AK production Function and Vector Autoregressive (VAR) model. The empirical evidence depicts that economic growth in Nigeria is influenced by money supply, electric power consumption, gross fixed capital formation …

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AN INVESTIGATION OF THE SOCIOECONOMIC DETERMINANTS OF OBESITY IN NIGERIA

AN INVESTIGATION OF THE SOCIOECONOMIC DETERMINANTS OF OBESITY IN NIGERIA ABSTRACT The ongoing demographic and epidemiologic transitions in Nigeria are some of the possible reasons why the prevalence of obesity is increasing in Nigeria. The economic impact of obesity in Nigeria may result to a decrease in productivity. Policies have been put in place by …

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ANALYSIS OF STOCK PRICES AND EXCHANGE RATE INTERACTIONS IN NIGERIA

ANALYSIS OF STOCK PRICES AND EXCHANGE RATE INTERACTIONS IN NIGERIA ABSTRACT The need to capture stock market and foreign exchange market nexus in Nigeria is underscored by the rapidly expanding financial markets integration due to trade and financial liberalization policies which seem to have enhanced the inflow of capital as well as accelerated investment/business interactions. …

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APPRAISAL OF THE CONTRIBUTION, MACROECONOMIC DETERMINANTS AND REVENUE IMPLICATIONS OF THE INFORMAL SECTOR IN NIGERIA, 1970 – 2010

APPRAISAL OF THE CONTRIBUTION, MACROECONOMIC DETERMINANTS AND REVENUE IMPLICATIONS OF THE INFORMAL SECTOR IN NIGERIA, 1970 – 2010 ABSTRACT This work was motivated mainly by the need to support development policy making and economic management in Nigeria with credible statistics and systematic evidence on the informal sector. This is because despite the wide range of …

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ASSESSMENT OF NIGERIA’S MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

ASSESSMENT OF NIGERIA’S MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ABSTRACT The study was motivated by the continuous rise in the poverty level in Nigeria amidst the country’s vast human and material resources that can guarantee sustainable economic growth and development and also the pervasive gender inequality that persists among households. It is on …

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CAPITAL MARKET DEVELOPMENT AND ITS CONTRIBUTION TO FINANCIAL SECTOR DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA- AN EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS

CAPITAL MARKET DEVELOPMENT AND ITS CONTRIBUTION TO FINANCIAL SECTOR DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA- AN EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS ABSTRACT Motivated by the potential of capital markets in advanced countries this study sought to seek the performance of the Nigerian capital market. The broad objective of this study is to examine the performance of Nigerian capital market. The study …

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DECOMPOSITION ANALYSIS OF INEQUALITIES IN HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE IN NIGERIA

DECOMPOSITION ANALYSIS OF INEQUALITIES IN HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE IN NIGERIA ABSTRACT Income inequality is one of the major underdevelopment problems facing developing countries including Nigeria. Despite serious attention given to inequality in both theoretical and empirical literature, it is still understudied in the case of Nigeria because most empirical studies overaggregate analysis. This study departs …

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DEMOGRAPHIC AND ECONOMIC DETERMINANTS OF VARIATIONS IN INFANT MORTALITY IN NIGERIA

DEMOGRAPHIC AND ECONOMIC DETERMINANTS OF VARIATIONS IN INFANT MORTALITY IN NIGERIA ABSTRACT This research work focused on the assessment of the demographic and economic determinants of infant mortality in Nigeria. To achieve the objectives of the study, infant mortality rate (measure of child health outcome) was regressed on government health expenditure, real GDP, inflation, population …

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DETERMINANTS OF FERTILITY RATE AMONG WOMEN AND THE IMPLICATIONS FOR POPULATION GROWTH- A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF NIGERIA AND GHANA

DETERMINANTS OF FERTILITY RATE AMONG WOMEN AND THE IMPLICATIONS FOR POPULATION GROWTH- A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF NIGERIA AND GHANA ABSTRACT The paper examines the determinants of fertility in Nigeria and Ghana using the Ordinary Least  square econometric model. The determinants of fertility that are subjected to empirical scrutiny include income of household, rural-urban concentration of …

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ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF PUBLIC EXPENDITURE GROWTH AND OPTIMAL SIZE OF PUBLIC SECTOR IN NIGERIA

ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF PUBLIC EXPENDITURE GROWTH AND OPTIMAL SIZE OF PUBLIC SECTOR IN NIGERIA ABSTRACT Public expenditure is not only used for stimulation of aggregate demand, it is also a useful tool for redistribution of wealth and provision of public goods. Consequently, the size and object of government expenditure becomes a leading policy issue of …

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EDUCATION, EARNINGS AND GENDER DISCRIMINATION IN THE NIGERIA LABOUR MARKET

EDUCATION, EARNINGS AND GENDER DISCRIMINATION IN THE NIGERIA LABOUR MARKET ABSTRACT This study investigates the level of gender inequality in the Nigeria labour market and how such inequality is explained by characteristics of men and women in the labour market. The 2008/2009 harmonised survey data especially the labour and employment component were employed in the …

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AN EMPIRICAL INVESTIGATION OF THE DETERMINANTS OF WAGE DIFFERENTIALS IN NIGERIA

AN EMPIRICAL INVESTIGATION OF THE DETERMINANTS OF WAGE DIFFERENTIALS IN NIGERIA ABSTRACT This study examines the determinants of wage differential in Nigeria. The contribution of wage differential or inequality to total income inequality in Nigeria cannot be under-estimated. This goes without saying that the gross income inequality reckoned in Nigeria could be reduced by tackling …

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AN EMPIRICAL INVESTIGATION OF THE INTERACTIONS BETWEEN REMITTANCE INFLOWS AND HUMAN CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT (IMPLICATION FOR THE ECONOMIC GROWTH IN NIGERIA)

AN EMPIRICAL INVESTIGATION OF THE INTERACTIONS BETWEEN REMITTANCE INFLOWS AND HUMAN CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT (IMPLICATION FOR THE ECONOMIC GROWTH IN NIGERIA) ABSTRACT This study analyzes the interactions between remittance inflows and human capital development: implication for economic growth in Nigeria. Using Nigeria most recent data set on remittances inflows, human capital development and economic growth this …

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AN EMPIRICAL STUDY OF THE FOREIGN EXCHANGE RATE PREMIUM IN NIGERIA (1970-2007).

AN EMPIRICAL STUDY OF THE FOREIGN EXCHANGE RATE PREMIUM IN NIGERIA (1970-2007). ABSTRACT This work evaluates the trends in the parallel market exchange rate premium, its determination and impact on the foreign exchange market in Nigeria. It examines the impact of existing demand and supply gaps in the overall foreign exchange market on the determination …

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AN ANALYSIS OF THE POVERTY-GROWTH –INEQUALITY –NEXUS IN NIGERIA- 1992-2010

AN ANALYSIS OF THE POVERTY-GROWTH –INEQUALITY –NEXUS IN NIGERIA- 1992-2010 ABSTRACT The issue of poverty is posing serious threat to the development of the Nigerian economy. Growth was seen as the driving force for poverty reduction by studies carried out in the 1980s. But, recent attention has now been shifted to the role of income …

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AN ANALYSIS OF FOREIGN EXCHANGE RESERVE HOLDINGS AND MACROECONOMIC STABILITY IN NIGERIA

AN ANALYSIS OF FOREIGN EXCHANGE RESERVE HOLDINGS AND MACROECONOMIC STABILITY IN NIGERIA ABSTRACT This study stems the depletion of Nigeria’s Reserves in recent times and the possible implications of this fluctuation of the Foreign Exchange Reserves on the macroeconomic stability of Nigeria in tandem with factors like holding of Reserves in excess and the desirability …

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A DISTRIBUTIONAL ANALYSIS OF HOUSEHOLD HEALTH EXPENDITURE IN NIGERIA

A DISTRIBUTIONAL ANALYSIS OF HOUSEHOLD HEALTH EXPENDITURE IN NIGERIA ABSTRACT Out-of-pocket expenditure at point of seeking healthcare services is the major means of financing healthcare in Nigeria, among other financing mechanisms. This is because most households (over 95%) are excluded from the financial risk protection of health insurance. The decision to utilize health services by …

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A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE IMPACT OF FLUCTUATING OIL PRICES ON NIGERIA’S AGRICULTURAL AND INDUSTRIAL SECTORS

A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE IMPACT OF FLUCTUATING OIL PRICES ON NIGERIA’S AGRICULTURAL AND INDUSTRIAL SECTORS ABSTRACT This study was the brain child of the earnest desire to unravel the impact of the incessant fluctuating oil prices on two crucial sectors of the Nigerian economy; the agricultural sector and the industrial sector which used manufacturing …

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