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Analysis of Bilateral Trade in UEMOA: The Implications of Trade Effects

This paper investigated the implications of trade effects in bilateral trade analyses drawing evidence from UEMOA. Consequently, it provides three main innovations: (i) it augments the gravity model (GM hereafter) to include Kelejian et al (2012) ...

Cost Effectiveness and Benefit Cost Analysis of Some Water Interventions in Bauchi State in Nigeria

A Cost-Effectiveness analysis of water interventions in Bauchi state, Nigeria, is presented in this report, with particular emphasis on pipeline and borehole (Hand pump) water supply schemes. Using the measures adapted from Whittington et al (2008...

Oil Revenues, Institutions and Macroeconomic Performance in Nigeria

In this study, an elaborate econometric analysis is offered which tests the sensitivity of a number of key macroeconomic indicators to oil revenue shocks, using the Impulse Response Functions (IRFs) and Variance Decomposition (VDC) techniques with...

Foreign Aid and the Real Exchange Rate in the West African Economic and Monetary Union

This paper aims to re-examine the relationship between foreign aid and the real exchange rate, using the recent econometric methods developed for non stationary dynamic panels and an estimator that imposes a weaker homogeneity assumption on the s...

The Chinese Model of Infrastructure Development in Africa

Africa is in dire need of infrastructural development. It is a key step in providing a competitive business environment for African economies. It provides the backbone for poverty reduction strategies and programmes designed to improve the livelih...

Regional Integration in Africa: Some Recent Developments and Challenges

African countries accounted for only 3.2 percent of world trade in 2013 compared to 5 percent in the mid-1960s and have been left out of the recent benefits accruing from international trade. This weak performance can be reversed by regional integ...

Nigeria-Poland Bilateral Trade: Identifying New Trade Opportunities

The bilateral trade relationship between Nigeria and Poland is being examined in this paper, specifically for the period 1995 to 2012. It was attempted in this study to provide a detailed description of Nigeria-Poland trade relationship and also ...

Climate Policy and Finance: Designing an Effective Carbon Pricing System for Nigeria’s Oil and Gas Sector

This study provides evidence-based analysis and recommendations for designing an effective carbon pricing system that discourages air pollution and encourages the gradual uptake of climate-friendly technologies by the oil and gas sector, while sup...

Portfolio Diversification between Developed and less Developed Economies: The Case of US and UK Investors in Nigeria

The hedging effectiveness of portfolio investment diversification between developed and developing economies is examined in this study; with a focus on the Nigerian stock asset vis-à-vis the stock assets of the United States (US) and United Kingdo...

Extra-ECOWAS Trade and Investment Flows: Any Evidence of Business Cycles Transmission?

The effects of merchandise trade and investment flows - is investigated in this study - with regards to the transmission of business cycles between members of ECOWAS and the major trading partners between 1985 and 2014. Total trade and FDI signifi...

Export Commodity Prices and Long-Run Growth of Primary Commodities-Based African Economies

The impact of commodity prices on growth dynamics is evaluated in this paper, especially concerning selected primary commodities based African economies. Firstly, the conditions for different impacts of primary commodity prices on growth are expla...

A Note on the Economic Downturn in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Nigeria-South Africa Comparison

Movements recently in the dollar-naira exchange rate, which followed the removal of the currency peg, has stimulated ongoing debate in the media that South Africa has regained its position as the largest economy in Africa. The prevailing notion ...

Nigeria Economic Update Issue 5

This document examines several issues, firstly the crude oil price is discussed. It starts by discussing the slump of the OPEC's weekly basket price, as well as the crude oil price. Secondly, the decline of External reserves in January were discus...

Nigeria Economic Update Issue 7

In the first article which handles about the Monetary Policy, it discusses briefly the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the communiqué No.105 of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting and the results and outcomes. The next article discusses ...

Nigeria Economic Update Issue 6

The first article in this short report is entitled: Crude Oil and discusses OPEC’s weekly basket price slump. The next article discusses Foreign Direct Investment and the latest figures of FDI flows to Nigeria. The next article discusses the infla...

Nigerian Economic Update Issue 8

This short report comprises the following articles. The first headline: Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) discusses the decline in January 2016 of the Manufacturing and Non-Manufacturing PMI, which measures business performance. The next article on...

Nigeria Economic Update Issue 28

This brief update on the current stance of the Nigerian economy firstly discussed the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Reserves, starting with the depreciation of the Naira at the interbank foreign exchange market between June 17, 2016 and June 24,201...

Nigeria Economic Update Issue 29

This economic update informs about the following matters relating to the Nigerian Economy. The first article is about the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) which measures business performance and briefly discusses the decline in both the Manufacturi...

Nigeria Economic Update Issue 30

This brief report discusses several matters regarding the Nigerian economy. The first article is about Crude oil - it discusses the significant decline of Nigeria’s bonny light price by 5.2% from $47.91 per barrel on July 1, 2016 to $45.41 per bar...

Nigeria Economic Update Issue 24

This economic update informs about the following matters relating to the Nigerian Economy. The first article is on the Monetary Policy - briefly discusses the outcome of the monitory policy Committee (MPC) which was held on the 23rd and 24th of Ma...

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