Research Papers/Topics in Economics

Impact of Misery Index on Economic Growth in Nigeria (2018)

ABSTRACT The study investigated the impact of the misery index on economic growth of Nigeria for the time period 1980-2017. Apart from Yadollah and Rouhollah which studied the impact of economic growth and good governance on the misery index in Iran, other studies have concentrated on the relationship of the index with crime, lottery games, inequality and human capital outflows. This research work therefore departs from the views of other researcher and studied the impact of the misery index ...

Produce Farmer Organisation and Development Economics - Extended Essay

Research Question: To what extent does Jeevika affect the income and expenditure of farmers in Gopalganj, Bihar, India?

Economic Impact Appraisal of Municipal Solid Waste Dumpsite on Nearby Properties Using HEDONIC Model

ABSTRACT:  The  disposal of  municipal solid  waste  in  dump  sites  located  near  to  existing  properties  is  a  serious problem in developing countries,  and littering of  MSW  is  common in the  streets that  does not have adequate  final disposal and responsible for serious negative impacts human health and the environment. This work studies the off-site economi...

The Effects of White-collar Crime

AbstractMy research paper “The effects of white-collar crime”, is to investigate the effect of this crime on the people of Bangladesh and the socio-economic status of our country. The study revealed that the companies and government institutions suffer great losses because of this crime. Money laundering, embezzlement, corporate fraud is the most common kinds of white-collar crime. Most of these crimes are committed by the person working in an important and respectable position in a ...

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...

International tourism and economic growth in Zimbabwe: An ARDL - bounds testing approach

This study investigated the effect of international tourism development on economic growth inZimbabwe, using time series data spanning over the period 1980 to 2017. The main aim of thestudy was to examine whether international tourism is a pathway to economic recovery inZimbabwe. The study adopted the tourism growth model proposed by Balaguer and Cantavella-Jorda [1] and applied the Autoregressive Distributed Lag (ARDL) bounds testing approach and itsassociated Error Correction Model (ECM). T...

Dynamic Interaction Among Road Transport Infrastructure Development, Economic Growth And Poverty Level In Nigeria

This study examines the interactive effects among road transport infrastructure development, economic growth and poverty level in Nigeria. This was with the view to providing empirical evidence on the linkages among road transport infrastructure, economic growth and poverty level. The study used secondary data. Annual time series data from 1980 to 2013 on road network, Real Gross Domestic Product (RGDP) and Real Consumption Expenditure per Capita were collected from Central Bank of Niger...

Nexus between Technical Efficiency and Financial Sustainability: Evidence from Small Scale Sunflower Oil Processing Firms in Tanzania

ABSTRACT Studies on technical efficiency and financial sustainability of firms respectively, have captured the attention of many scholars in both developed and developing economies over several decades. There are patchy empirical evidences however, that link technical efficiency and financial sustainability of small scale agro-processing firms in the context of developing economies like Tanzania. Sunflower Oil Processing Firms are of no exception as the sub-sector is dominated by small ...

Dynamic Interactions Among Road Transport Infrastructure Development, Economic Growth And Poverty Level In Nigeria

ABSTRACT This study examines the interactive effects among road transport infrastructure development, economic growth and poverty level in Nigeria. This was with the view to providing empirical evidence on the linkages among road transport infrastructure, economic growth and poverty level. The study used secondary data. Annual time series data from 1980 to 2013 on road network, Real Gross Domestic Product (RGDP) and Real Consumption Expenditure per Capita were collected from Central ...

Community Based Health Insurance Schemes And Protection Of The Rural Poor: Empirical Evidence From TanzaniaCommunity Based Health Insurance Schemes And Protection Of The Rural Poor: Empirical

Abstract The objectives of this study are two folds: firstly to explore the magnitude of catastrophic expenditure, and secondly to determine its contributing factor,s including the protective impact of the voluntary community based health insurance schemes in Tanzania. The study covered 274 respondents. Study findings have shown that the estimated poverty line was Tsh.35,064.6 (US$21.25). Of the sampled respondents, 30.3% experienced catastrophic expenditure in the range of 10-20% of th...

Social Capital And Willingness To Pay For Community Based Health Insurance: Empirical Evidence From Rural Tanzania

Abstract This study examines the effect of social capital on willingness to pay (WTP) for health services provided through community based health insurance schemes (Community Health Fund) in Tanzania. The study covered 274 household heads. We use probit regression analysis to model the relationship between the predictors and our outcome variable. Our results have shown that with the exception of religion, all other social capital variables have a positive and significant impact on the WT...

Mapping of the Sweet Potato Value Chain Linkages between Actors, Processes and Activities in the Value Chain:A Case of “Michembe” and “Matobolwa” Products

Abstract The objective of the study was to map sweet potato value chain linkages between actors, processes and activities in Tanzania. The study is cross sectional in design.The study was conducted in Shinyanga rural and Mwanza urban districts. The study used individual interviews, focused group discussions; review of relevant practical documents and discussions with key informants. A total of 150 actors in the value chain participated. Data collected was summarized using Statistical Package...

Mapping of the Sweet Potato Value Chain Linkages between Actors, Processes and Activities in the Value Chain: A Case of “Michembe” and “Matobolwa” Products

Abstract The objective of the study was to map sweet potato value chain linkages between actors, processes and activities in Tanzania. The study is cross sectional in design.The study was conducted in Shinyanga rural and Mwanza urban districts. The study used individual interviews, focused group discussions; review of relevant practical documents and discussions with key informants. A total of 150 actors in the value chain participated. Data collected was summarized using Statistical Pac...

Revenue Generation Capacity in Developing Countries: Implications for Physical and Human Capital Development in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda

ABSTRACT This paper is an attempt to investigate the effects of tax revenue generation capacity on public spending in Sub-Saharan Africa drawing empirical lessons from three East African countries-Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. It employs the co-integration and error-correction modeling framework to analyze the effects of erratic and inadequate revenue generation on physical and human capital development in Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda using time-series data over the period 1970-2005.The res...

Impact Evaluation Of Poverty Alleviation Programmes For The San Community In Omaheke And Ohangwena Regions

ABSTRACT The study focused on the San community which is the most marginalised ethnic group in Namibia to establish their current economic status. The study sought to assess the effectiveness and impact of the poverty alleviation policies and programmes that are in place to respond to the plight of the poor, specifically the San. Primary data was collected in Omaheke and Ohangwena regions through structured questionnaires or interview guides, and field observations. Secondary data was ...


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