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  • 1. DECENTRALIZATION, TAX EVASION, AND THE UNDERGROUND ECONOMY

    » ABSTRACT Economic models of decentralization generally emphasize beneficial consequences—efficient provision of local public goods, hard budget constraints, and sorting of residents according to taste. This paper notes two less benign effects. First, political decentralization makes it easier for subnational governments to collude with enterprises at the center’s expense, offering firms politi...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  65 engagements | 

  • 2. CURRENT CONSUMPTION AND FUTURE INCOME GROWTH: SYNTHETIC PANEL EVIDENCE

    » ABSTRACT To what extent do households make their consumption savings decisions in a forward looking manner? While this question is of fundamental importance to many aspects of economics, a wide range of viewpoints prevail. The massive empirical literature studying consumer behavior with Euler equations has produced mixed results (see Martin Browning and Annamaria Lusardi (1996) for a survey), with...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  42 engagements | 

  • 3. CURRENCY SUBSTITUTION IN SELECTED AFRICAN COUNTRIES

    » ABSTRACT This study investigates the presence of currency substitution in eight African countries Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Tunisia and Zambia for the period 1976 to 2005 using both regional and US dollar as anchor currencies. We find that currency substitution is prevalent in Ghana and Nigeria when CFA franc is used as an anchor currency. However, when US dollar is used...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  48 engagements | 

  • 4. CUMULATIVE REGIONAL DECLINE, INSTITUTIONAL INADEQUACY AND THE “DEMOCRATIC DEFI...

    » ABSTRACT EMU now seems increasingly likely to progress as planned with a broad membership of eight to ten countries in 1999. The political determination of Europe’s leaders has developed a momentum that makes the birth of the Euro ever more likely. Other influential people also support the introduction of the single currency, amongst them bankers, farmers and large corporations who operate in ma...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  46 engagements | 

  • 5. CORRUPTION IN EMPIRICAL RESEARCH – A REVIEW

    » ABSTRACT Empirical research on corruption is quite a new undertaking. In an attempt to determine the causes and consequences of corruption, academics have concentrated lately on cross country analyses. These are mostly based on professional studies of the degree of corruption in various countries. Such assessments are sometimes compiled by agencies to determine country risks and the data gathered ...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  37 engagements | 

  • 6. CORRUPTION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    » ABSTRACT Corruption is an ancient practice that has been traced back to pre biblical times and made itself known in the ancient civilizations of China, Greece, India and Rome. Despite corruption’s long history, the 1990s witnessed a decline in public acceptance. Increasingly, corruption has become an elections issue in numerous countries. Moreover, corruption scandals helped unseat governments i...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  45 engagements | 

  • 7. CLASSIFYING EXCHANGE RATE REGIMES: DEEDS VS. WORDS

    » ABSTRACT Most of the empirical literature on the relative merits of alternative exchange rate regimes uses the IMF de jure classification based on the regime that governments claim to have, abstracting from the fact that many countries that in theory follow flexible regimes intervene in the exchange market to an extent that in practice makes them indistinguishable from fixed rate regimes, a...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  45 engagements | 

  • 8. CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA ECONOMIC REPORT FOR THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2008

    » ABSTRACT Aggregate output growth measured by the gross domestic product (GDP) was estimated at 6.49 per cent during the first quarter of 2008, compared with 7.82 per cent in the preceding quarter. The growth was driven by the non oil sector which was estimated at 9.67 per cent. Provisional data indicated growth in monetary aggregates during the review quarter. Broad money supply (M2) and narrow mo...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  36 engagements | 

  • 9. CAPITAL MOBILITY, MONETIZATION, AND MONEY DEMAND:EVIDENCE FROM AFRICA

    » ABSTRACT Empirical research regarding money demand relationships has been directed towards the identification of a few key economic variables that determine desired money balances. The typical money demand specification includes real income to represent the budget constraint. and the returns of one or more alternative assets to measure the opportunity cost of holding money. The demand function als...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  30 engagements | 

  • 10. CAPITAL MARKET DEVELOPMENT: THE ROAD AHEAD

    » ABSTRACT This paper presents a synthesis of presentations and discussions at a Joint UNITAR/ WAIFEM Sub Regional Workshop on Capital Market Development for West African Nations (Accra, Ghana, 10 14 April 2000). The workshop drew on the expertise of resource persons from the U.S.A, Poland and Nigeria. As part of this initiative UNITAR had the privilege of collaborating with the West African Institu...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  36 engagements | 

  • 11. CAPITAL MARKET DEVELOPMENT IN A SMALL COUNTRY

    » ABSTRACT Financial intermediation in Slovenia relies mostly on the banking system with established lending relationships, while the development of the non bank financial sector is far behind EU peers. The dominance of bank lending has resulted in a lack of equity financing, in particular to start ups and small and medium sized enterprises (SME) as bank lending is biased towards existing corporati...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  36 engagements | 

  • 12. CAPITAL FLOWS

    » ABSTRACT Recent financial crisis in Turkey as well as in Mexico revived the interest in the question of capital flows in developing countries. This paper examines the issue of capital flows with special reference to Turkey. Given that there is no one generally accepted definition of capital flight and hot money, the magnitude of capital flows will tried to be measured, using the most suitable def...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  31 engagements | 

  • 13. BANK LENDING, ECONOMIC GROWTH AND THE PERFORMANCE OF THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR IN...

    » ABSTRACT There has been a growing concern on the decline of the output of the manufacturing sector in Nigeria in recent times, despite the fact that the government embarked on several strategies aimed at improving industrial production and capacity utilization of the sector. This worry is understandable in view of the fact that it has been generally acclaimed, through the Kaldor’s first law, tha...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  43 engagements | 

  • 14. AN EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF FISCAL IMBALANCES AND INFLATION

    » ABSTRACT Inflation is generally associated with monetary expansion. Pakistan’s experience is not different from other countries. As a matter of fact, rise in general price level can be mapped on growth of money supply. Although immediate cause of inflation is associated with money growth, developments in monetary stance are indicative of other sectors of the economy. In Pakistan, it is generally...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  31 engagements | 

  • 15. AN ECONOMETRIC ANALYSIS OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EXCHANGE RATE DEPRECIATION A...

    » Abstract Overtime, Nigeria has experienced persistent depreciation in its exchange rate, with inflationincreasing at opposite direction, despite government’s exchange rate policies to stabilize prices. Exchange rate is key in foreign trade, as no country can satisfy demands of its population by operating close economy due to nations are endowed with varying natural resources. Thus, exchange rate...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  46 engagements | 

  • 16. AN ANALYSIS OF SO-CALLED EXPORT-LED GROWTH

    » ABSTRACT The past half century has witnessed an unprecedented rate of world economic development. One stylized fact found by many empirical studies is that most high growth episodes are usually characterized by high export growth, which leads many people to the conclusion that the export sector has played a leading role in the growth process. For example, Balassa (1978) and Ram (1985) found that e...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  32 engagements | 

  • 17. PROBLEMS OF BUDGETARY CONTROL AS MANAGEMENT TOOL FOR PLANNING AND CONTROL

    » ABSTRACT The research on problem of budgetary control as a management tool for planning and control. Its source is mainly concentrated at Asaba capital city of Delta as a result of the lack o implementation of budget and management of budget in he financial industries and organizations. The objective is to identify the cause of poor performance in an organization also to examine the problem of ina...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  443 engagements | 

  • 18. AN APPRAISAL OF THE LENDING AND CREDIT MANAGEMENT POLICIES OF A TYPICAL MONEY-D...

    » Background of Study 1.2       STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEMS The problem for this study is to appraise the lending and credit management policies of a typical Money deposit bank (the Union bank of Nigeria Plc) with a view of finding the causes, consequences of bad debts in banks. Year after year, banks suffer much from the part of full loan extended which has for one reason or the other proved unr...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  300 engagements | 

  • 19. CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND FINANCIAL REPORTING IN NIGERIAN BANKING INDUSTRY

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.1 1.2     STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM With the increasing dynamism and complexity of modern business operations, coupled with the ever present accounting scandals of high profits companies such as Cadbury plc and Enronlinc have questioned the effectiveness of corporate governance mechanism and the quality of financial reports and the credibility of audit functions.Since ownership i...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  279 engagements | 

  • 20. THE EFFECT OF ELECTRONIC PAYMENT SYSTEM ON CUSTOMER SATISFACTION IN NIGERIA BANK...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1.  Background of the Study Today’s business environment is extremely dynamic in nature. It has experienced rapid changes as a result of technological improvements, increased awareness and demands for banks services. The Banking industry of the 21st century operates in a complex and competitive environment characterized by these changing conditions and highly unpredi...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  586 engagements | 


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