Research Papers/Topics in Economics

AN EVALUATION OF THE IMPACT OF MICRO FINANCE BANKS ON THE BENEFICIARIES: A CASE STUDY OF KADUNA STATE

ABSTRACTThe thrust of this study is to evaluate the impact of Microfinance banks credit on Kaduna Stateand to examine the impact of Microfinance on the beneficiaries. The data utilized cross sectionaldata obtained through questionnaires administered randomly to six (6) operators, one hundredand eighty (180) questionnaires beneficiaries of microfinance banks’ credit facilities and onehundred and eighty (180) questionnaires non- beneficiaries of microfinance bank credit facilitiesrespectively...

Business Climate and Foreign Direct Investment in Nigeria (1984-2017)

CHAPTER ONEINTRODUCTION1.1.   Background of StudyForeign   Direct   Investment   (FDI)   plays   a   very   important   part   in   the   industrial   growth   ofdeveloped and underdeveloped countries and help to boost economic growth (United NationsIndustrial Development Organization, 2009). The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Balance ofPayment Manual ...

IMPACT OF BUDGET DEFICIT ON ECONOMIC GROWTH IN NIGERIA, (1981-2015)

ABSTRACTThe study on the impact of budget deficit on economic growth in Nigeria employed time series data within the period of 34 years (1981-2015). The data was sourced from central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), National Bureau of statistics (NBS) and World Bank: World Development indicators. The series was subjected to unit root test of both ADF and PP test and was found stationary, some at level and others at first difference. The researcher further tested for short run and long run relationship ...

EFFECT OF OIL PRICE FLUCTUATIONS ON THE PRICE OF SELECTED AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES IN NIGERIA (JANUARY 2000 – DECEMBER 2015)

This study was conducted to examine the effect of oil price fluctuations on the price of selected agricultural commodities in Nigeria using time series data sourced from Central Bank website, United States Energy Information Administration (E.I.A) website and Food and Agricultural Organization Statistics (FAOSTAT) between January 2000 and December 2015. The variables employed include oil price, exchange rate, the price of agricultural commodities (rice, wheat, soybean, palm oil). The Non-Line...

The assessment of the influence of foreign direct investment and domestic investment on the economic growth of Nigeria (1981-2015)

ABSTRACTThe study was carried out to determine the influence of Foreign Direct investment (FDI) and Domestic investment (DI) on the economic growth of Nigeria. The study employed Augmented Dickey-Fuller test to test for time series property of the data. Johansen co-integration was also examined and consequently error correction model was employed. Ordinary Least Square (OLS) method was used in the data analysis. Findings show that indeed FDI impacts significantly on economic development. It w...

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...

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...

Income Inequality and Economic Growth in Kenya_2010

The global income distribution highlights the extraordinarily high degree of inequality. The average income of the top 20% of the world’s population is about 50 times the average income of the bottom 20% (HDR 2005). Kenya’s top 10% households control 42% of the total income while the bottom 10% controls less than 1% (SID, 2004). Kenya’s long term development goal as indicated in its Vision 2030 is to transform the country into a middle income country with a sustainable economic growth ...

IMPACT OF DONOR HEALTH EXPENDITURE ON UNDR-FIVE MORTALITY RATE AND LIFE EXPECTANCY AT BIRT IN NIGERIA

The project shows the relationship between the donated funds of both national and international NGO on under five mortality rate and life expectancy at birth.

The role Small and Medium Scale Enterprise and Infrastructural Development in Nigeria

This study investigates the role Small and Medium Scale Enterprise and Infrastructural Development in Nigeria. The basic objective of the study is to examine how infrastructure contributes to the Nigerian economic development. The use of questionnaire was employed to get the needed information from the selected population. The information gotten were therefore analyzed and interpreted in other to test the hypothesis. A total of 100 SMEs were randomly selected from Oyo Township. The respo...

The Impact of Naira Devaluation on Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) in Nigeria

TITLE PAGE THE IMPACT OF NAIRA DEVALUATION ON SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES (SME) IN NIGERIA  BY  OHAEGBU HENRY SOMTOCHUKWU2012034025  A PROJET SUBMITTED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS, FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCESCHUKWUEMEKA ODUMEGWU OJUKWU UNIVERSITY (COOU)IGBARIAM CAMPUS  IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENT FOR THE AWARD OF THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (B.Sc.) DEGREE IN ECONOMICS         JULY, 2016. APPROVAL PAGEIn accordance with the due regulations of Chukwuemeka ...

An ARDL Analysis of the Effect of Oil Price Fluctuations on Inflation in Nigeria (2010 - 2017)

ABSTARCTNigeria is still   largely  dependent on  crude  oil to  satisfy  its oil  needs   since crude  oil   is animportant  part  of her economy. This  dependency on crude oil triggers most macroeconomicindicators such as inflation to react to fluctuations in the world price of oil, making the economyvulnerable to fluctuations in the world oil price. This study therefore employs Auto RegressiveDistributive Lag a...

THE EFFECT OF ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION ON ECONOMIC GROWTH IN NIGERIA (1981-2016).

AbstractThe study focused on the effect of energy consumption and environmental degradation on economic growth in Nigeria. The empirical analysis that was carried out to achieve the objectives mentioned above were diagnostic tests such as unit root, co-integration, Error Correction Model (ECM) and ordinary least square (OLS) which aimed at examing empirically the effect of energy consumption and environmental degradation on economic growth in Nigeria covering the period from 1981 to 2016. The...


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