Research Papers/Topics in Economics

Introducing Anthropological Economics: The Quest for an Anthropological Basis for Economic Theory, Growth Models and Policy Development for Wealth and Human Welfare Maximisation

This paper attempts to merge the concepts and theoretical frameworks of the disciplines of Anthropology and Economics, and attempts to create a new sub-field in Economics called ‘Anthropological Economics’ which is mired in Anthropological concepts and principles and seeks to maximize not only human welfare and happiness but also wealth maximization across cultures, while considering both the psychic unity of man, universal human needs and culturespecific factors. Thus, Anthropologica...

Impact Of Population Growth On Environmental Quality: A Case Of Zimbabwe For The Period (1980-2016)

ABSTRACTThe main thrust determines the impact of population growth towards environmental quality in zimbabwe from period 1980-2016. In this regard, the study was prompted by the decline or deterioration   on   the   state   of   environmental   quality   that   has   been   characterised   by   high temperature and changing weather patterns brought about by population growth in Zimbabwe.Prior researchers conducted on this field of study have offered diverging views reg...

Analysis of Market Performance of Ethiopian Coffee Production (A Time Series Analysis)

AbstractThe aim of this study was to investigate the Ethiopia coffee marketing performance. To examinethis objective, this study considered a time series data from the period of 1985 to 2017 usingOLS estimation with a necessary tests and application. The study used volume of coffee export asa dependent variable, while terms of trade, trade openness, and real gross domestic product areconsidered   as   independent   variables.   The   study&nbs...

ANALYSIS OF TESLA MOTORS INC

This paper analyzes Tesla Motors as of Spring 2020. Discussions range from innovations across the board, and look into the success of the company in their quest to transition the world to sustainable energy. There is a heavy focus on Economics since this was a paper for my Economics class. 

Estimating the effects of financial inclusion on welfare in sub Saharan Africa

The prominent role of financial inclusion in every economy—as it has been widely acknowledged as an enabler to achieving eight out of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) cannot be overemphasized as far as the welfare of individuals is concerned. This study estimates the effects of financial inclusion on welfare using cross-section data from 33 sub-Saharan African countries and the ordinary least squares technique is employe...

The Impact of Broken Home on Students Academic Performance

ABSTRACTAn attempt at knowing the impact of broken home on student’s academic performance accounts for the present study. To embark on this study, the descriptive research design of the survey type was adopted. A sample of 160 respondents was drawn from the students and teachers of four selected schools in Ijebu-North Local Government, Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun-State, Nigeria using the random sampling technique. One instrument was used for the present study. The instrument was a self desig...

Assessing Economic Diversification as A Key to National Development

ABSTRACT            For over four decades, the Nigerian economy has mostly depends on proceeds from the sale of crude oil. This is at the expense of other sectors such as solid materials and agriculture that hitherto, contributed significantly to the economy of Nigeria.            Employing a descriptive survey type, this research work shows that other sectors have potential to contribute immensely to the economy of Nigeria. This paper however attempted to seek ...

A terminal level analysis of service quality at Nigerian seaports

Seaport terminals are major facilitators of international trade. One issue that is verycrucial to the performance and survival of seaport terminals is the quality of serviceprovided. However, in order to enhance the quality of service provided at theseterminals, it is important to know customers’ expectations and perceptions aboutservice quality. Notwithstanding, very little is known about customers’ expectationsand perceptions on the service quality of seaport terminals in Africa. This p...

Effects of Political Institutions and Human Capital on Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Panel Data Analysis

ABSTRACT The economic performance in Sub-Saharan Africa has been unimpressive, particularly in comparison with other developing regions like East Asia. Using a panel data for 42 Sub-Saharan African countries for the period 2005-2016, this study investigates the effects of political institutions and human capital on the economic performance in the SSA countries. By using linear dynamic panel data and a fixed effect model, with growth of GDP per capita as the dependent variable, this study...

Impact of Exchange Rate Fluctuation on oil Export Performance in Nigeria (1980-2018)

This study was designed to investigate the impact of exchange rate fluctuation on the oil export performance in Nigeria from the year 1980 to 2018, and in the research, the use of secondary time series data was adopted. The research focuses on determining the cause and impact of exchange rate fluctuation and inflation rate on the oil export price. Its focus on this objective is to determine the relationship trend between exchange rate, inflation rate and oil export price. The unit root test w...

How does quality of institutions affect the impact of trade openness on economic growth of Ghana?

Developing countries, of which Ghana is no exception have actively engaged in trade openness after independence, yet, their economic growth remains low and this calls for urgent attention to address the situation. This study therefore examines the impact of trade openness on economic growth of Ghana for the period 1984–2018 taken into consideration the role quality of institutions play. The results from the autoregressive distribute...

The Oil Sector Vis-À-Vis the Agricultural Sector; The Nigerian Experience (1981-2007

ABSTRACTThis study aims at evaluating the oil sector vis- a vis the agricultural sector in Nigeria from 1981-2007. The role of agriculture in the Nigerian society has been quite significant even in the pre-colonial times. The attractiveness of the Nigerian agricultural sector to the colonialist largely formed the basis for the development of the railway system from the north to the coast through the eastern and western of the country given that there was the need to evacuate agricultural prod...

FUELWOOD AS A SOURCE OF ENERGY

ABSTRACTThe study focuses on forces driving the use of fuelwood among women in Kogi east and the implications of fuelwood on the environment, health and economy of Kogi east. Though Fuelwood has served as the major source of energy for cooking, its effect on the environment and health is to a great extent questionable. There has been noticeable disappearance of trees within the district over the years. The study met its’ quadruplet research objectives through an extensive study of relevant ...

Problems and Prospects of Small and Medium Enterprises in Nigeria. A Case Study of Enugu East Senatorial Zone

ABSTRACTThe main purpose of this study is to identify the problems and prospects of small and medium enterprise in Enugu East  Senatorial Zone. To do this, data were collected from both primary and secondary sources. The main instrument of data collection was the questionnaire.The data were presented in tables as frequency, distribution in the data analysis, the techniques of percentages frequencies were used. The hypothesis were tested with z-test technique at 5% significance level. Hav...

A New Model for Pricing Collateralized OTC Derivatives

This paper presents a new model for pricing OTC derivatives subject to collateralization. It allows for collateral posting adhering to bankruptcy laws. As such, the model can back out the market price of a collateralized contract. This framework is very useful for valuing outstanding derivatives. Using a unique dataset, we find empirical evidence that credit risk alone is not overly important in determining credit-related spreads. Only accounting for both collateral arrangement and cre...


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