African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)

Kenya
Established in 1988, AERC is a public not-for-profit organization devoted to the advancement of economic policy research and training. AERC's mission is to strengthen local capacity for conducting independent, rigorous inquiry into the problems facing the management of economies in sub-Saharan Africa.

Library Articles

2011
This study discusses the trend in Nigerian saving behaviour and reviews policy options to increase domestic saving. It also examines the determinants of private saving in Nigeria during the 1970-2007 period. It makes an important contribution to literature by evaluating the magnitude and direction o...
2011
The Stock Exchange of Mauritius (SEM) has been in operation for more than 15 years. As at December 2004, there were 40 companies listed on the official market. The main objectives of this study were to analyse the risk return characteristics of all the companies listed on the SEM in terms of both to...
2011
The objective of this paper is to examine how a small open economy such as Côte d’Ivoire (CI) can obtain growth-based internal tax resources, and how the tax system affects households and individuals through relative prices. A microsimulated CGE model is used to analyse the effects of an alternat...
2011
This study examined the relationship between board independence and firm financial performance. The key results were that share ownership was highly concentrated in Nigeria, and this structure tended to engender board structures with close family affiliations in which the chief executive officers (C...
2011
The Nigerian labour market, like other sectors of the economy, witnessed dramatic changes following the introduction of the structural adjustment programmes (SAPs) in mid 1986. The labour market has a central role to play in the attainment of SAP objectives such as employment,income growth, and pove...
2011
The study investigated the impact Nigeria’s government wage review of 1998 had on the differential in pay for public and private sector workers of the same educational qualifications and ages. Empirical analysis based on the Mincerian human capital model was carried out for urban male employees on...
2011
The aim of this study was to target poverty following a multidimensional approach. The main contribution of this approach is that its study of poverty covers monetary indicators,that is, welfare indicators which cannot be acquired easily through people’s incomes, or the acquisition of which hinges...
2011
Management of Lake Bamendjim fishery stock for the future is vital and deserves consideration. This is necessary in order to minimize the incidence of intercommunal disputes over fishing sites among the 15 sub-autonomous communities in the region. This study was therefore commissioned to design an i...
2011
Education, Schools
This study is expected to contribute to the scarce literature on who actually is schooled in Nigeria. The results will identify the differentials in the schooling outcomes of rural and urban households, and in gender to provide useful implications for policy interventions on ways of improving child ...
2011
This study analyses the structure of, and model demand for imports into Ghana using time series data from 1967 to 2004. Also, it assesses the long-run and short-run elasticities of aggregate imports and their components, and determines whether the import demand function has shifted during the period...