Research Papers/Topics in Economics

IMPACT OF EXTERNAL DEBT ON ECONOMIC GROWTH IN NIGERIA

This work examines the impact of external debt flow on Nigerian economic growth.CHAPTER ONEINTRODUCTION1.1 BACKGROUND TO THE STUDYA very crucial goal for any reasonable government is to attain a sustainable economicgrowth. To attain this vital goal it may have to finance crucial infrastructure projects and to investin development of productivity. As the result of productive investments, a country shouldexperience growth in its economy and a rise in the level of GDP. However, most developed an...

Foreign aid and human capital development in Nigeria

This study examines the impact of foreign aid on human capital development in Nigeriabetween the periods of 1981-2016. Secondary data were collected from CBN statistical bulletin andWorld Bank indicators. The variables used were Official development assistance, gross capitalformation, foreign Direct Investment and labour force with human development index as thedependent variable. The overall or general objective of this research work is to investigate the impact of foreignaid on human c...

AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION AND ECONOMIC GROWTH IN SIERRA LEONE

This research work tries to examine the significance of agriculture production on economic growth in Sierra Leone. It empirically explored the agriculture and economic growth nexus in Sierra Leone. The objective of the study is to examine the place of agriculture in the economic growth and development of Sierra Leone. Using least square method, data collected were secondary data and the durbin-watson t-statistics were used in the regression analysis. The study shows that agriculture pr...

Age grade system and community development in Ohafia Local Government Area

Age grade system is known to play a significant role in the development of the communities in Ohafia right from its origin. The study examines the relationship between age grade projects and improvements in several socio- economic indicators as literacy level, life expectancy at birth, employment generation and income. The study draws on survey data from a sample of 293 respondents in ten communities in Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia State. Descriptive and inferential statistics ...

Macroeconomic effect of external shock on the Nigeria economy

External shock can be seen as the vulnerability of an economy to fluctuations of a primary commodity price in the international market and foreign aid flows. This is usually possible for an economy with a high index of openness, and largely dependent on such commodity as sources of foreign exchange earnings and government revenue. One of such economies is Nigeria. Its shocks have emanated from oil price (Adamu, 2015), non-oil primary commodities, aid flows and trading partners at different pe...

Increasing consumer savings on mobile money platform; Application of behavioural economic to market survey

For some time now, marketing companies have begun to explore the benefits of Behavioural Economics in enhancing the impact of their research and application. Behavioural Economics brings to the forefront the benefits of exposing the needs of consumers with precision and allows firms to deplore their strategies accordingly. In the same vein, public policy can now use these techniques to design policies that meet the exact needs of the citizenry. This presentation is the summary of the report o...

The Impact of Fiscal and Monetary Policy on Nigerian Economic Growth

This study investigated the impact of fiscal and monetary policy on Nigerian economic growth from 1981 to 2015, with the interest in exploring which of fiscal or monetary policy has been effective in propelling economic growth in Nigeria and how GDP growth responds to the monetary and fiscal policy shock. The positive impact of these policy tools on economic performance will help the country achieve sustained growth and while reducing economic instability. Time series data were collected from...

Benefit of Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative on the Mineral Dependent Economies

The EITI is a standard for countries with oil, gas and minerals, it requires all companies extracting oil, gas and minerals to publish what they pay in taxes and royalties and the government also publish what it receives, including other key information about the sector (EITI, 2016). These mineral dependent economies generate at least 8 % of GDP and 40 % of export earnings from the mineral (Auty, 1993). The lack of accountability and efficient management of these resources has led to politica...

Catalyzing mass production of solar photovoltaic cells using university driven green purchasing

International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, Jan 1, 2006Purpose: This paper explores the use of the purchase power of the higher education system to catalyze the economy of scale necessary to ensure market competitiveness for solar photovoltaic electricity.Design/methodology/approach: The approach used here was to first determine the demand necessary to construct “Solar City Factories”, factories that possess equipment and processes sized, dedicated and optimized to produc...

NIGERIA CUSTOMS SERVICE AND THE FIGHT AGAINST ECONOMIC TERRORISM

1. BACKGROUND OF STUDYSince its independence in 1960, Nigeria has been trying to transform its status from a third world economy to a first world economy. This has resulted to successive governments launching and implementing different economic programmes to achieve this aim ranging from the First Economic Development Plan, Second Economic Development Plan, Third Economic Development Plan, Green Revolution, Structural Adjustment Programme, Vision 2010, National Economic Empowerment and Develo...

Total U.S. cost evaluation of low-weight tension-based photovoltaic flat-roof mounted racking

The economics in the U.S. of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems is changing rapidly as the cost per unit power of PV modules has dropped quickly. These costs reductions have two important results: marked decrease in levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) into ranges competitive or better than traditional electricity-generation technologies and the economic role of racking has been gaining prominence relative to that of modules. As the relative importance of costs of PV racking has been marginal hi...

Defense for Covert Administrative Techniques for Neutralizing American Highly Qualified Personnel

Ph.D. scientists and engineers are highly qualified personnel (HQP) that improve U.S. economic efficiency and generate new products including weapons of interest to the intelligence community. HQP represent a small fraction of the population, which make them favorable targets to compromise. This study analyzes how to defend against a novel approach of covert infiltration that uses administrative techniques to neutralize HQP without recruiting them directly. The approach follows five hierarchi...

Distributed Manufacturing of Flexible Products: Technical Feasibility and Economic Viability

Distributed manufacturing even at the household level is now well established with the combined use of open source designs and self-replicating rapid prototyper (RepRap) 3-D printers. Previous work has shown substantial economic consumer benefits for producing their own polymer products. Now flexible filaments are available at roughly 3-times the cost of more conventional 3-D printing materials. To provide some insight into the potential for flexible filament to be both technically feasible a...

The impact of commercial bank credits on sme growth in Nigeria

AbstractThe lack of adequate finance has led to decline in the growth of the Small and Medium Scale Enterprise (SME) sector in Nigeria even with various instruments and policies put in place. This study employed Co-integration and Error Correlation Method (ECM) techniques to investigate the impact of commercial bank credits on SME growth in Nigeria between 1980 and 2016. The results revealed that SMEs and selected macroeconomic variables included in the model have a long run relationship with...

Leadership in a changing socio economic environment: the role of a cooperate leader

This paper was written to define, determine and evaluate the various roles a corporate leader plays in a changing socio-economic environment and organization renewal.  This paper evaluates the socio-economic environment and how it affects an organization, also the various type of corporate leadership style that would suit different level of organization renewal was reviewed, and the paper also focused on the various implications and impacts of a corporate leader’s decisions and cause o...


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