Research Papers/Topics in Economics

An Empirical Investigation into the Determinants of External Debt in Asian Developing and Transitioning Economies

AbstractThis paper investigates the determinants of external debt in 32 Asian developing and transitioning economies for the period 1995–2019. Estimation is carried out using the generalized method of moments (GMM), which is capable of dealing with potential endogeneity problems. The results show that in both the short- and long-run, economic growth and investment reduce external debt, whereas exchange rate, trade, and government expenditure increase external debt. ...

Oil Price Shocks and Oil Sector Stock Prices in Nigeria

ABSTRACTThis study investigates the impact of oil price shocks on oil sector stock prices in Nigeria using a high frequency data between January 2000 to December 2010. The empirical results indicates that no significant effect of oil price is found on oil sector stock prices but there are significant effects of such macroeconomic variables as interest rate, exchange rate and real gross domestic product on oil sector stock prices in Nigeria.Therefore the volatility in oil price does not necess...

Optimal Extraction Of Natural Gas In Tanzania: Empirical Test Of Hotelling’s Principle

ABSTRACT There are huge expectations that Tanzania’s current natural gas discoveries and extraction would provide significant growth in the economy. However, there are no empirical studies conducted to provide the understanding of the potential and efficient resource extraction paths, shadow prices, cost components and behavior of gas extracting firms, whether firm’s are operating in a manner predicted by Hotelling’s theory and its dynamic optimality condition. We use panel Feasib...

The Effect of Household Waste Disposal on Household Health Expenditure in Ghana

ABSTRACT Improper disposal of household waste induces diseases such as malaria, diarrhoea, cholera, typhoid among others which have consequences on healthcare expenditure in a developing country like Ghana. This study investigated the effect of household waste disposal on household health expenditure in Ghana and as well examined the socio-economic and demographic factors that influence healthcare expenditure among Ghanaian households. The study employed the Tobit estimation techniq...

Economics Extended Essay IB 2021: Market Failure - Measures Taken to Reduce Smoking in Berlin

How has Berlin, Germany tackled the smoking epidemic in the last year? What has this resultedin?This research paper would help answer that question. 

The Effect of Fiscal Policy on Economic Growth in Nigeria.

Background of the StudyThe Nigeria economy has been plagued with several challengesover the years. Researchers have identified some of these challenges as; Gross mismanagement/misappropriate of public funds (Okemini and Urata,2008). Corruption and ineffective economic policies (Gbosi, 2007); jack of integration of macroeconomic plans and the absence of harmonization and coordination of fiscal policies (Onoh,2007); inappropriate and ineffective policies (Anyanwu,2007). Imprudent public ...

Assessment of the Economic Impact of the Development of Shopping Mall on the Existing Retail Business in Enugu Metropolis (A Case Study of Shoprite Enugu)

BACKGROUND OF STUDY Retail in Nigeria was once confined to traditional open markets and small local storekeepers loosely referred to as the informal retail sector of the Nigerian economy which serviced communities. Between 1960 and the early 1980s, there were standard retail malls which operated chain stores across the country; their number reduced because of the harsh business environment and the decline in business in that era, leaving the country without standard malls for retail bus...

Government Use of Economic Stimulus to Aid the Country during Times of Recession

IntroductionGovernment’s reaction to changes in the gross domestic cycles is critical to the survival of a country’s economy. Implications of government’s action in policy making to tackle recessionary states in the economy have far-reaching consequences.  There are few studies that scarcely illuminate the problem of whether the government should use economic stimulus to aid a country regain economic strength during times of recession.  Economic stimulus incl...

Banking Services And Growth Of Informal Sector In Uganda: A Case Study Of Makindye Division Kampala

ABSTRACTThe topic of the study was banking services and performance of the informal sectorin Makindye division, Kampala. The study was guided by three specific objectives,that included i) determining the extent of banking services; ii) level of performanceof informal sector; iii) the effects of banking services on performance of informalsector in Makindye division, Kampala. This research employed descriptivecorrelational design to describe the relationship between credit financing andpe...

Effects Of Telecommunication On Economic Growth In Hormuud Telecom, Mogadishu, Somalia

ABSTRACTThe study of the effects of telecommunication on economic growth Mogadishu state ofSomalia was carried out on Hormuud Telecom. The study had three objectives.To examine the impact of Homiuud Telecommunication Company on improving people’sstandard of living in Mogadishu. To establish the contribution of Hormuud Telecommunication Company on employment creation in Mogadishu of Somalia.To assess the relationship between Telecommunication and economic growth in Somali...

Inflation And The Cost Of Living In Uganda

ABSTRACTThis study focused on inflation and cost of living (measured by the annual public expenditures in USD) in Uganda (1996-2011), its objectives were: to establish the trend of inflation in Uganda (1996-20 11), to establish the trend in the cost of living as broken down by public expenditures on health, education and agric., vet., and forestry. The hypothesis of the study was there is no significant relationship between inflation and cost forestry of living.Time s...

The Role Of Livestock Husbandry In Economic Development Of Somalia: Case Study - Puntland State Of Somalia

ABSTRACTThe study on the "the role of live stock husbandry in economic development" was carriedout in Puntland State of Somalia, with specific aims of; examining the role of Livestock; inimproving people's standard of living; improving the economic development of PuntlandState of Somalia and tracing the challenges and problems facing livestock husbandry inPuntland State of Somalia. A review of related literature was carried out on already existinginformation on the specific aims of this ...

Vanilla Production And Farmer's Welfare In Nagojje Sub County Mukono District

The stuc6; 11·as intended to determine the impact ofvanilla production on the welfare qffcmners in Nagojje Sub County, Mukono District. Tn the review ofrelated literature, all secondary sources viewed relevant to the study were re-visited. The study employed a descriptive design and questionnaires together with interview guides .formed the mina tools for data collection. Data collected was sorted, edited, coded and presented in percentages and.fi·equency distribution tables. The findin...

Population Growth And Economic Growth In Uganda A Case Study Of Luwero Town Council, Luwero District

The research was carried out in Luwero town council Luwero district and was focusing on population growth and economic growth in Uganda. The study was based on the objectives like; to determine the level of population growth in Uganda, to determine the level of economic growth in Uganda, to establish the effect of population growth on economic growth in Uganda. It involved a sample population of 50 respondents across different backgrounds that were cultural, religion, economic welfare, ...

Taxation And Economic Growth In Uganda

ABSTRACT This research report set out to establish the relationship between Tax Rates and economic growth (measured by GDP) in Uganda (2000-2010). The objectives of the study were; to establish the trend of Tax Rates in Uganda(2000-2010), to establish the trend of GDP growth rate of Uganda(2000-20 10) ,to investigate the relationship between Tax Rates and GDP growth in Uganda (2000-20 10). The study employed time series analysis such Correlation analysis, regression analysis mechanisms...


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