Economic Policy Options for a Prosperous Nigeria

Paperback | May 15, 2008

EditorPaul Collier, Catherine Pattillo, Chukwuma C. Soludo

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This book demonstrates that there is sufficient evidence on the Nigerian economy and society to inform many policy issues, and reveals the current problems and policy options that a democratic Nigeria will need to debate and resolve. It presents an agenda of reform as unfinished business.

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This book demonstrates that there is sufficient evidence on the Nigerian economy and society to inform many policy issues, and reveals the current problems and policy options that a democratic Nigeria will need to debate and resolve. It presents an agenda of reform as unfinished business.

PAUL COLLIER is Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford, UK. He co-edited Investment and Risk in Africa (with Catherine Pattillo), also published by Palgrave Macmillan.CATHERINE PATTILLO is Senior Economist at the International Monetary Fund, USA. She co-edited Investment and Risk in Africa (wit...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.26 × 6.14 × 1 inPublished:May 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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I. MACROECONOMIC FRAMEWORK * Managing Macroeconomic Volatility--D.Addison * Oil, Growth and Governance in Nigeria--P.Collier * Central Bank of Nigeria: Dependent, Independent or Regional--X.Debrun, C.Pattillo & P.Masson * Institutions and the Political Economy of Rents from Oil--A.Subramanian & X.Sala-I-Matin * Nigeria and ECOWAS Common External Tariff Regime: Prospects and Challenges--A.Adenikinju & O.Alaba * Monetary Management of Oil Price Surges--C.Adam & B.Goderis * Fiscal Policy Coordination for Macroeconomic Stability in Nigeria--O.Ajakaiye * II. CLIMATE FOR PRIVATE ENTERPRISE * Competitiveness of Nigerian Labor Manufacturing Firms--V.Ramachandran, J.M.Marchat & M.Shah * Policy Lessons from Nigerian Firm Survey--A.Malik & F.Teal * How Competitive are Nigerian Ports in West Africa--O.Oji & C.Agu * Nigeria's Agricultural Export Potentials--E.Ukeje, A.Daramola, John McIntire & S.Ehui * III. HOUSEHOLDS: POVERTY AND INCOME DISTRIBUTION * Universal Education Policies and Socio-Economic Outcomes--E.N.Egbuna & U.O.Osili * Women Education and Child Nutrition in South Western Nigeria--A.Aromolaran * Poverty in Nigeria--S.Appleton, A.MacKay & B.Adewunmi * IV. THE FINANCIAL SYSTEM * Nigerian Money Market: Structure, Performance and Prospects--A.Teriba * Interest Rate Spreads, Competition and Distress in Nigerian Banking System--M.Ajayi & O.Sobodu * V. GOVERNMENT: PUBLIC EXPENDITURE AND SERVICE DELIVERY * Fiscal Federalism: Issues, Challenges and Agenda for Reform--A.Englama & A.Ekpo * Fiscal Federalism and Service Delivery in Nigeria--F.Odoko & J.Nnanna * Setting Hard Budget Constraints for Nigerian States--V.Kwakwa * Reforming Nigeria's Power Sector for Growth in Investment and Efficiency--B.S.Adebusuyi * Issues of Governance--C.N.O.Mordi & P.Collier * Oil--C.McPherson * Power--P.Tallagaprada & S.V.Iyer * TITLE--M.Stevens * TITLE--P.Osafo-Kwaako