Research Papers/Topics in Economics

An Empirical Analysis of the Relationship between Exchange Rate and Stock Prices in Nigeria

ABSTRACT  This study examines the causal relationship between exchange rate and stock prices in Nigeria using quarterly data for the period of 1990-Q1 to 2009-Q4. The ADF and PP tests suggest that the series are random work processes in their level form. Pair-wise Granger Causality was tested within multivariate co-integration and vector error correction model (VECM) framework. Three different stock exchange indicators were used as proxy for stock prices to test the direction of causality be...

Structure and Composition of Domestic Debt and the Impact on Private Investment in Nigeria.

ABSTRACT  This study sets out to investigate and elaborate the empirical issues pertaining to the structure and composition of domestic debt and its impact on private investment in Nigeria. The study employed multiple regression models using secondary data from 1970 to 2012. The study found that domestic debt has inverse significant impact on domestic private investment in Nigeria. Results also show that domestic debt has inverse significant impact on foreign private investment in Nigeria wi...

Human Capital Development and Poverty in Nigeria

ABSTRACT  This study investigated human capital development and poverty in Nigeria. The analysis was base on panel data regression model using National Living Standard Survey 2008. The results obtained indicate that the apriori expectation of the variables which are sex, age in years, mother education, total expenditure on education, quintile, and school enrollment were positive to the dependent variable which is poverty proxy by total expenditure of the house hold while father education, ho...

Foreign Private Investment, Capital Formation and Economic Growth in Nigeria.

ABSTRACT  This work studies the relationship between foreign private investment, capital formation and economic growth in Nigeria. One objective is to determine how foreign private investment affects capital formation in the domestic economy and the other objective is to estimate the impact of capital formation and foreign private investment on economic growth in Nigeria. In order to achieve these objectives, we estimated the model of capital formation and economic growth for Nigeria. We fou...

Technology Acquisition and Economic Growth in Nigeria: A Case of Telecommunication

ABSTRACT Most developing nations have embarked on various reforms that foster the use of telecommunications in their economies. The reforms tend to yield little or minimal benefits to economic growth and development, especially when compared with developed countries of the world. Technological advancement is known for its fast rate of economic development. In Nigeria, policy on the adoption of information and communication technologies was initiated in 1999, when the civilian regime came into...

Private Sector Access to Credit and Manufacturing Output in Nigeria

ABSTRACT Nigerian economy has been skewed towards a mono-economy with much reliance on the oil sector. However, with the fall in global oil price, there is now a shift of interest to a more promising sector capable of liberating the economy. This study is centered on private sector access to credit and manufacturing output in Nigeria. The study utilized quarterly time series data from 1981 to 2015. The key objectives of the study were to determine the impact of private sector access to credit...

Remittances and Economic Growth in Uganda (1993 - 2017)

ABSTRACT A booming interest on the topic of Diaspora remittances has developed over the past few years on the part ofacademics, donors, international financial institutions, commercial banks, money transfer operators, microfinance institutions, andpolicy makers, The surge of remittances to countries of origin in the last two decades, exceeding aid and foreiqn direct investment (FDI) to developing countries, has reignited debate on their development potential in receiving countries. Alongside...

Balance of Trade and Economic Growth in Uganda (1984-2014)

ABSTRACT The study was set to investigate the relationship between trade balance and economic growth rate of Uganda from 1984-2014. The objective was to determine the level of balance of trade in Uganda from 1984-2014 (ii) to establish the level of economic growth of Uganda from 1984-2014 and to establish the relationship between balance of trade and economic growth of Uganda 1984-2014. The study was a time series research that involved analysis of the historical data for the Uganda balance o...

Unemployment and Poverty in Puntland Somalia

ABSTRACT This study established the relationship between unemployment and poverty among the people of Puntland in Somalia. To achieve the research purpose, the following research objectives were formulat~: to assess the level of unemployment among the people in Puntland, Somalia; to examine the level of poverty among the people in Puntland, Somalia; to establish whether there is any significant relationship between unemployment and poverty among the people in Puntland, Somalia. Descriptive co...

Determinants of Export Growth in Uganda (1991-2016)

ABSTRACT Agriculture in Ugandan, accounts for about half of GDP, it contributes about 85% of exports, and employs 80% of the work force. Statistics show that the value of traditional exports remained minimal compared to the other sectors of the economy. This study examined factors affecting export performance in Uganda between 1991 and 2016. Secondary data were employed using time series to analyze the influence of macroeconomic factors such as Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Real Exchange R...

Critical Success Factors for Accounting Information System Data Quality

ABSTRACT Today’s organizations are operating and competing in an information age. Quality information is critical to organizations’ success in today’s highly competitive environment. Accounting information systems (AIS) as a discipline within information systems require high quality data. However, empirical evidence suggests that data quality is problematic in AIS. Therefore, knowledge of critical factors that are important in ensuring data quality in accounting information systems is d...

Economics of Small - Scale Oil Palm Production in Kogi State Nigeria.

ABSTRACT The study was conducted to examine the Economics of Small-scale Oil Palm Production in Kogi State of Nigeria. The objectives of the study are to: determine the factors affecting resource use efficiency by Oil Palm Producers in the study area and determine the optimum replacement age of oil palm. The tools of analysis used are:- simple descriptive statistics, multiple regression analysis, optimum replacement model and gross margin analysis. From the estimate of oil palm in the state,4...

Road Infrastructure and Economic Growth in Uganda 2000-2018 Kampala International University

ABSTRACT This report investigated Road Infrastructure and Economic Growth in Uganda 2000 - 2018, the Study considered all national roads, that is, paved and unpaved roads however, district roads were excluded due to lack of data for the entire period of the study. The emphasis on national roads was both due to data availability and the multiplier effects associated with these roads towards economic growth. The objectives of the study were to: establish the causality between economic growth an...

The Impact of Water Transport and Economic Development of Uganda’s Landing Sites; Case Study of Ggaba Region, Makindye Division of Kampala City.

ABSTRACT The study examined the impact of water transport and economic development in Ggaba region of Makindye division, Kampala city. The study objectives were; (i) to find out the influence of water transport on employment level in Ggaba, (ii) to find out the impact of water transport on the productivity of economic activities in Ggaba, (ii) to identify the challenges facing water transport in promoting economic development in Ggaba and (iv) to find out the relationship between water iransp...

The Effect of Road Infrastructure on Agricultural Output: A Case Study of Kisoro District Central Division - Uganda

ABSTRACT This study was designed to investigate the effect of road infrastructure on agricultural output in Kisoro district central division. Focus was put on trying to establish the relationship between road infrastructure and agricultural output. The study employed the use of correlation design to establish the nature of the relationship. The validity and reliability of research instruments was established and data was collected from 117 respondents selected from central municipality using ...


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