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Macroeconomic Analysis of Export Diversification in Nigeria

Martins Iyoboyi ()

Empirical Economic Review, 2019, vol. 2, issue 1, 83-116

Abstract: In this paper, the Theil index was utilized to study the impact of macroeconomic variables on diversification in Nigeria for the period 1981-2015, using the bounds test approach to cointegration on data generated from secondary sources. Cointegration was found to exist between the economic diversification indicators and associated variables. We also found that capital formation, real effective exchange rate, domestic credit to private sector and foreign direct investment promote diversification. Government efforts in Nigeria should be geared towards diversifying the economy using oil revenue, promote foreign direct investment in the non-oil sector, provide fixed capital, encourage the flow of credit to the private sector, and implement a cautious exchange rate regime.

Keywords: Autoregressive Distributed Lag Model; Export Diversification; Extensive and Intensive Margins; Macroeconomic Variables; Theil Index (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C22 E60 F40 O11 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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