Economics at your fingertips  

Inflation and Financial Sector Performance: the Case of Nigeria

R. Alimi ()

Timisoara Journal of Economics and Business, 2014, vol. 7, issue 1, 55–69

Abstract: The paper examines the long run and short run relationships between inflation and the financial sector development in Nigeria over the period between 1970 and 2012. Three variables, namely; broad definition of money as ratio of GDP, quasi money as share of GDP and credit to private sector as share of GDP, were used to proxy financial sector development. Our findings suggest that inflation presented deleterious effects on financial development over the study period. The main implication of the results is that poor macroeconomic performance has deleterious effects to financial development - a variable that is important for affecting economic growth and income inequality. Moreover, we observed a negative effect of the measures of financial development on growth, suggesting that impact of inflation on the economic growth passes through financial sector. Therefore, low and stable prices, is a necessary first step to achieving a deeper and more active financial sector that will enhance growth as predicted by Schumpeter.

Keywords: Financial Sector Development; Inflation. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D44 E31 O55 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (2) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link) (application/pdf) (text/html)

Related works:
Working Paper: Inflation and Financial Sector Performance: The Case Of Nigeria (2014) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
16 J. H. Pestalozzi Street, 300115 Timisoara Romania

Access Statistics for this article

Timisoara Journal of Economics and Business is currently edited by Mihaela Neamtu and Camelia Margea

More articles in Timisoara Journal of Economics and Business from West University of Timisoara, Romania, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Romeo Margea ().

Page updated 2022-05-09
Handle: RePEc:wun:timjeb:tjeb:v07:y2014:i01:a03