Research Papers/Topics in Economics

THE DRIVERS OF PRIVATE SECTOR DEMAND FOR CREDIT IN UGANDA FOR THE PERIOD 1980-2015

This research report studied the determinants of loan demand by the private sector in the Uganda. Employing a time series analysis using the Johansen methodology, the study identified one cointegrating relationship linking private sector demand for credit to GDP, lending rate, Broad money, Bank credit to government and risk premium of lending to the private sector hence the existence of a long run relationship between them. The long run model indicated private sector demand for credit i...

The Impact of Interest Rate on the Growth of Financial Institutions in Nigeria (1986 - 2016)

This Article dwells on the Impact of Interest Rate on the Growth of Financial Institutions in Nigeria. Interest rate which is the opportunity cost for capital has been theorized by many authorities in the sphere of Economics. The research work carried out by the researcher used the OLS econometric method to analyze data obtained from CBN statistical bulletin. The result of the findings showed that interest rate has an inverse relationship with the growth of financial institutions in Nigeria. ...

A Youth burning with the fever of national impact

This work speaks on the importance of the youth system and the benefits the government Of Nigeria provides and how to harness those privileges.

Socioeconomic Impact of Boko-Haram Insurgency in Northern Nigeria

AbstractIt is widely agreed that violent conflict precipitates unfavourable socioeconomic implications on the society. Boko Haram insurgency has inflicted devastating consequences on the Nigerian polity, from the loss of lives and property to psychological pain of living in constant threat of violence. This study examines the impact of the Boko Haram insurgency on education, healthcare and economic activities in Nigeria, particularly the northeast Nigeria. The study adopted the content...

Effects of Food Price Changes on Households' Food Consumption in Ungogo LGA, Kano State, Nigeria

AbstractDomestic economic policies in Nigeria have been attributed to the recent skyrockets in food prices in the country.  This paper examines the effects of food price changes on household’s consumption in Ungogo Local Government Area, Kano State. The study uses primary data sourced from administering questionnaires to one hundred households in the study area using simple random sampling technique. The data was analyzed by using both descriptive and inferential statistics. Find...

Empirical Analysis of Government Intervention on Farmers' Income: A Case of Animal Traction Training in Kano State, Nigeria

Abstract Using animal power in agricultural production plays a vital role in reducing drudgery in farm operations and increasing productivity of small scale farmers in developing countries. This study was carried out to empirically investigate the relationship between Animal Traction Training intervention and farmers’ income in Kano State. Primary data were sourced via administering a structured questionnaire on two hundred farmers who benefited from the Training. Analysis of t...

Poverty Reduction Strategies and Programs: The Nigerias' Experience

  AbstractPoverty reduction is one of the most important issues in the global development agenda because of its high prevalence and vicious effects in less developed countries. Nigeria represents the largest economy in Africa and one of the biggest producers of crude oil in the world, yet the country is counted amongst the poorest countries in the world. This paper reviews the poverty reduction strategies and programs in Nigeria using the historical research design. The paper co...

Utilisation of Zakat and Islamic Endowment Funds for Proverty Reduction: A Case Study of Zakat and Hubsi Commission, Kano State, Nigeria

AbstractIt is generally agreed that poverty, unemployment and economic in equality are the major socioeconomic problems of emerging countries; however, zakat is regarded as an instrument for poverty reduction in most of Muslim societies. The aim of this research is to analyze the role of zakat institution in poverty reduction in the emerging countries with particular reference to the Kano State Zakat and Hubsi Commission. In the process of doing that both primary and secondary data are utiliz...

Assessment of Distributive Effects of Emigrant Remittances in Developing Countries

Abstract  Despite the rising volume of remittances flowing to developing countries, their distributional effect on  the recipient countries has been largely unexplored. We examine this topic using data from World Bank. Despite the positive effects of emigrants remittances in terms of developing microfinance Institutions and welfare improvement of the recipient households, its negative effects  ranges from appreciation of the national currency, hampering competitiveness, monetary ...

AN APPRAISAL OF THE ECONOMIC IMPLICATIONS OF THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION IN NIGERIA

Abstract Change is inevitable in a progressive society – Benjamin Disraeli. The world continues to undergo certain changes in order to meet up with man’s requirements. Revolutionary changes are been witnessed across various aspects of human endeavours. These changes have transformed the world into a better place and made living more comfortable. Some nations of the world champion the course of these transformational changes termed ‘Industrial Revolution’ earlier than oth...

Factors that influence exchange rate

The world of Exchange can be a cold, chaotic and confusing place, no matter what your situation is, all of these concepts are important to understand because they help to clarify the inner workings of the mysterious business of exchange rate in any country.    Exchange rate is one of the most important determinants of a country's relative level of economic health. Exchange rates play a vital role in a country's level of trade, which is critical to most every economy in the world. ...

Inflation: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Inflation instantly brings to mind images of rising prices, shrinking paychecks and unhappy consumers, but is inflation all bad? Inflation is defined as a "sustained increase in the general level of prices for goods and services." Many consumers fear inflation because it reduces the purchasing power of their money”. The influence that inflation has on consumers in Nigeria  and other  developing  nations in Africa can be seen in increase in food prize, fuel price...

The Organizational and Economic Mechanism of Management and the Strategy of Development of Innovative Activity in Developing Countries (Case Study of Nigeria)

An innovation system is a network of organizations within an economic system involved in the creation, diffusion and use of scientific and technological knowledge as well as the organizations responsible for the coordination and support of these processes. The concept of innovation refers to the development, adaptation, imitation and adoption of knowledge and technologies that are new to a given context. Innovation systems can found at many levels of the economy such as global, regiona...