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Do Trading Partners Still Matter for Nigeria's Growth? A Contribution to the Debateon Decoupling and Spillovers, Kingsley Obiora

Should policymakers still be concerned about economic growth in trading partners? Have developing and emerging market countries decoupled from the US enough to grow despite significant recession in the US? Using VAR models, this paper addresses these questions for Nigeria in the context of the global crisis. The results seem to debunk the "decoupling theory" and suggest there are still significant spillovers from Nigeria's main trading partners, including the US, with trade and commodity price linkages being the dominant transmission channels. Given the sharp fall in both trade financing and commodity prices in aftermath of the crisis, these results provide some explanation to the realization of adverse second-round effects in Nigeria
Table Of Contents
I. Introduction; II. Trade and Financial Linkages; 1. Nigeria's Trade Openness (in percent of GDP, 1991-2008); 2. Nigeria: Direction of Trade in Goods and Services (in percent of total, 1990-2007); 3. Nigeria: Main Exports Markets in the EU (1990-2007); 1. Partnership Between Nigerian Banks and Foreign Asset Managers; 4. Net Foreign Direct Investment in Nigeria (in billions of US Dollars, 1980-2008); 5. Remittances to Nigeria (in millions of US Dollars, 1995-2007); 6. Business Cycle Correlations Between Nigeria and its Key Trading Partners
Literary Form
non fiction
"October 2009."
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1 online resource (47 pages)
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