Research Papers/Topics in Economics

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...

Impact of Terrorism on Nigeria Economic Development

ABSTRACTThis study assesses empirically effects of terrorism on the various sectors of the Nigeria economy with the real sector in view. In spite of government counter-terrorism expenditure and efforts, the incidence of terrorism in Nigeria appears to be rising. This paper examines the growth and fiscal consequences of terrorism in Nigeria by estimating the terrorism--macroeconomic relation using different measures of terror incidence. The results show that terrorism has an economically and s...

FACTORS AFFECTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF STOCKMARKET IN EMERGING ECONOMIES: A CASE STUDY OF NAIROBI STOCK EXCHANGE

FACTORS AFFECTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF STOCKMARKET IN EMERGING ECONOMIES: A CASE STUDY OF NAIROBI STOCK EXCHANGEABSTRACTThis study examined the factors that affects capital market development specifically the case study of Nairobi Stock Exchange. It covered the period of 2005-2010 for companies listed on the stock market. In spite of the government trying to provide an enabling environment for stock market development in Kenya there has been development compared to other emerging stock market i...

The Effect of External Debt Burden on Growth and Poverty in Nigeria (1980 - 2015)

ABSTRACTThis study analyzes the effect of external debt burden on growth and poverty in Nigeria within the framework of the error correction model, using annual time series data from 1980 - 2015. The study reveals that economic growth and poverty in Nigeria and their hypothesized determinant are generally I (1) series, with one co-integration equations existing among their linear combinations. Our results show that, the variables in the model, debt overhang, stock of external debt, and...

Role of Small and Medium Scale Industry: A Case Study of Sumaila Local Government in Kano State (A Case Study of Tailoring Services)

CHAPTER ONEGENERAL INRODUCTIONINTRODUCTIONThis study of research work attempt to evaluate the role of small and medium scale enterprises in rural poverty reduction of Kano state, using tailoring services in sumaila local government as a case study it is well known that sumaila area in which the predominant economic activities have been tailoring for several decades. Majority of the people living in the area both old and young are engaged in this activity. It went to the extent that eight out ...

POVERTY AND YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT IN EKITI STATE

ABSTRACT          The study examined Poverty and Youth Unemployment in Ekiti State, which is crucial to the development of the Ekiti State. The broad objective of the study is to investigate the effects of youth unemployment and poverty, the causes of youth unemployment and poverty, and also to analyze the possible resolution in reducing poverty and youth unemployment in Ekiti State. Primary data was employed, and also, administering of questionnaire to elicit information o...

The Effect of Overpopulation on Standard of Living in Nigeria 1985-2014

ABSTRACTThis study examines the effect of overpopulation on standard in Nigeria.  Thus, Malthusian theory of population is relevant to Nigeria as a developing economy but this theory is not used in this research due to lack of empirical and scientific evidence. The study used trend analysis of the study with the scope spanning between 1985 and 2014.  The study adopted ordinary least square method of analysis in examining the time series properties using the Augmented Dickey-Fuller unit root...

IMPACT OF TRADE GLOBALIZATION ON THE NIGERIAN ECONOMY

ABSTRACTThe study was carried out to ascertain the Impact of Trade Globalization on the Nigeria Economy with the years under consideration being 1986 to 2016. The study seeks to examine the effect of Trade Globalization on the Economy of Nigeria. To achieve this, data was sourced from the World Development Index 2016 and the CBN Statistical Bulletin 2016. The data in return was subjected to econometric analysis and was run using the Eviews9.0 statistical software. Auto-regressive Distributed ...


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