An Analysis on the Interdependence of Sino-Australian Trades

China has become the largest trading partner of Australia. This paper assesses Sino-Australian trade interdependence with the indexes of trade intensity, revealed comparative advantage and trade complementarities . . .

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Zhiying Ji, Ya Wei Hu, Jie Mao
Pages : 1-9
Volume 3 , Issue 1
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Is Capital Flight Healthy For Nigerian Economic Growth? An Econometric Investigation

Capital flight has been one of the unresolved, perturbing and persistent macroeconomic problems plaguing Nigeria for the past four decades. Consequently, capital flight raises large and important issues . . .

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Vincent A. Onodugo, Ijeoma E. Kalu, Oluchukwu F. Anowor, Nnaemeka O. Ukweni
Pages : 10-24
Volume 3 , Issue 1
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The Relationship and Spillover Effects between Chinese and Foreign Gold Markets an Empirical Study based on Var-Mvgarch-Bekk Model

In order to investigate the inner relationship and spillover effects among international gold markets, this paper, by constructing a VEC model based on cointegration theory and taking Chinese Shanghai . . .

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Guo Jianhua, Xu Songjin
Pages : 25-30
Volume 3 , Issue 1
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Dynamic Relationship between Energy Consumption and Economic Growth: Evidence from Pakistan

This study investigated the dynamic link between energy consumption and economic growth by using time series data of Pakistan from 1980-2011. Augmented Granger Causality test depicted unidirectional causality . . .

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Muhammad Imran Khan, Muhammad Waqas
Pages : 31-42
Volume 3 , Issue 1
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Rationality in Economics – The Thermodynamics Approach and Evaluation Criteria

Rationality is one of the most over-used words in economics. Behavior can be rational, or irrational. So can decisions, preferences, beliefs, expectations, decision procedures, and knowledge. There may . . .

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S. Prabakaran
Pages : 43-55
Volume 3 , Issue 1
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A Monthly Data Analysis of the Impact of Inflation and Exchange Rate on NSE Index

This research study investigates the impact of inflation and exchange rates on the performance of the stock market in Nigeria. Using Consumer Price Index (CPI) to proxy inflation and the parallel exchange . . .

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Michael Segun Ogunmuyiwa, Babatunde A. Okuneye
Pages : 56-62
Volume 3 , Issue 2
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Causality Dynamics between Money Supply and Inflation in Nigeria: A Toda-Yamamoto Test and Error Correction Analysis

This paper examines the dynamics between money supply and inflation in Nigeria using the Toda-Yamamoto causality test and the error correction methodology from the period of 1980-2012. Causality is found . . .

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Umoru David, Tizhe N. Ann
Pages : 63-75
Volume 3 , Issue 2
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Poverty and Welfare Status of Households in Eastern Senatorial District of Kogi State, Nigeria

The study advances to find out the welfare status and poverty situation of households in Eastern Senatorial District of Kogi State. Data for the study were collected using structured questionnaire / interview . . .

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Idoko Cletus Usman
Pages : 76-89
Volume 3 , Issue 2
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The Effects of Public Expenditure on Private Investment and Economic Growth in Nigeria

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of fiscal policy on private investment and economic growth in Nigeria, the study uses a time series data from 1973 to 2012, the choice of the study . . .

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Musa Success Jibrin, Success Ejura Blessing, Iyaji Danjuma
Pages : 90-97
Volume 3 , Issue 2
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Natural Disasters in Japan and Tourism in Developing Countries: The Case of the Pacific Islands

During the past three years, natural disasters have struck Japan in both increasing frequency and magnitudes. In the past, Japan was able to recover quickly from disasters being a developed country. However, . . .

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Tam Bang Vu, Calvin Luscombe, Shaun McKim
Pages : 98-107
Volume 3 , Issue 2
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Energy Consumption and Economic Growth in Nigeria: Correlation or Causality?

This study examined the causal relationship between economic growth and energy consumption in Nigeria during period 1980-2012 and employed the co-integration test, OLS analysis, error correction model . . .

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Bernard O. Muse
Pages : 108-120
Volume 3 , Issue 3
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Analysis of Transmission Channels and Mechanism of the Global Economic Crisis from Developed to South-East European Countries

The aim of the paper is to investigate the impact of financial crisis on the South-East European economies, throughout a series of econometric tests of a range of transmission mechanisms. Aggregate macroeconomic . . .

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Goce Petreski, Darko Lazarov
Pages : 121-132
Volume 3 , Issue 3
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On The Determinants of Credit Crunch in Italy: An Empirical Analysis on the Reasons Underlying This Phenomenon

The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether a credit crunch occurred in Italy during the recent financial crisis and to analyze the underlying factors. In order to disentangle credit supply and . . .

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Marco Mele, Floriana Nicolai
Pages : 133-145
Volume 3 , Issue 3
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The Effect of Net Foreign Assets on Saving Rate

Observing empirical data we find that many countries try to delay the decision of increasing saving rate in order to avoid a decrease of the living standards. However the delay leads a deterioration of . . .

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Nissim Ben David, Zvi Winer
Pages : 146-162
Volume 3 , Issue 3
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The Role of Deposit Money Banks in the Financing of SMEs in Nigeria

The objectives of this study are to determine how banks have financed the small and medium scale enterprises in nigeria,evaluate the problems that stalled the growth of smes in nigeria and find out appropriate . . .

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Emerah Ajevata Apollos, Oyedele Oloruntoba Stephen
Pages : 163-171
Volume 3 , Issue 3
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Domestic Debt Burden, Debt Overhang and Inflationary Pressure in Nigeria

This study is an attempt at examining the impact of financing public deficits and projects, through domestic borrowing as well as the burden created by this source of financing government activities, on . . .

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Tamunonimim Anipiriworima Ngerebo-A
Pages : 172-183
Volume 3 , Issue 3
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Decentralized Governance from the Perspective of Internally Generated Revenue for Local Development Finance: Analysis and Practice

The local governance in Ghana has been practised using different models over the years. These models were introduced by the colonial government which was highly centralised. The dynamics of local government . . .

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Kwaku D. Kessey
Pages : 184-192
Volume 3 , Issue 3
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Cultural, Relational and Social Participation in Italian Regions: Evidences from the Italian Context

In modern globalized times, leisure time, social and cultural participation are more and more fundamental issues for people to satisfy. Indagini Multiscopo sulle famiglie, a survey drawn up by the Italian . . .

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Guido Bonatti, Enrico Ivaldi, Riccardo Soliani
Pages : 193-207
Volume 3 , Issue 3
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Looking Into The Future: Which Economy Will Be Performing Better Circa 2060, India Or China?

Despite the politicization of Zimbabwe‟s Look East Policy- which apparently has been also adopted by a number of African countries, this policy is bound to bring a lot of economic gains for Zimbabwe . . .

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Voronica Mufudza, Kumbirai, C. Ngwaru
Pages : 208-211
Volume 3 , Issue 4
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Natural Resources and Economic Growth in Cote D’ivoire

This paper investigated the relationship between long run economic growth in Cote d‟Ivoire and natural resource abundance based on time series econometric techniques other the period of 1960-2012. To . . .

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N’Guessan Bi Zambe
Pages : 212-220
Volume 3 , Issue 4
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An Empirical Analysis of the Effect of Income Inequality on Economic Growth in West Africa

The study empirically examined the effect of inequality on economic growth in West Africa covering the period 1980-2011, and using panel data from various secondary sources. The fixed effect and random . . .

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Nazifi Abdullahi Darma, Muhammad Ali
Pages : 221-231
Volume 3 , Issue 4
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Combating Insecurity in Nigeria: An Integrated Conflict Management Approach

The paper examines combating Insecurity in Nigeria: “An Integrated Conflict Management Approach’’. It conceptualizes insecurity as the worthlessness of life and property because of its unsafe or . . .

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Jebbin Maclean Felix, Tubo Pearce Okumoko
Pages : 232-238
Volume 3 , Issue 4
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Rethinking Attitude to Work in the Quest for Excellence: The Nehemiah’s Experience

The quest for excellence is not an end in itself, but rather dependent on other variables which include administrative and corporate attitude to work. This is important because while administrative policies . . .

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Theodore U. Dickson, Uche Awaji G. Josiah
Pages : 239-246
Volume 3 , Issue 4
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Electronic Payments and Social Inclusion

Technological developments have revolutionized payment systems and the dynamics they operate with. They have contributed to the development of modern payment platforms that are more reliable, integrated, . . .

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Ali M. Al-Khouri
Pages : 247-251
Volume 3 , Issue 4
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An Examination of the Stability of Narrow Money Demand Function in Nigeria

This paper has investigated the narrow money demand function and its stability in Nigeria for the period 1986Q1 to 2010Q4 using the Autoregressive Distributed Lag (ARDL) Bounds testing procedure. The aim . . .

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Imimole Benedict
Pages : 252-260
Volume 3 , Issue 4
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An Examination of the Stability of Narrow Money Demand Function in Nigeria

This paper has investigated the narrow money demand function and its stability in Nigeria for the period 1986Q1 to 2010Q4 using the Autoregressive Distributed Lag (ARDL) Bounds testing procedure. The aim . . .

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Imimole Benedict
Pages : 252-260
Volume 3 , Issue 4
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Income Effects on Doctoral Programs in Pharmacy: Estimation and Prediction Using U.S. Data

The objective of this study was to quantitatively determine the effects of per capita income on pharmacy education in the U.S. Data on enrollments in Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) and Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical . . .

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Julie Ann Luiz Adrian, Tam Bang Vu, Yaw Owusu, Karla Hayashi
Pages : 261-277
Volume 3 , Issue 5
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Is Chad Affected by Dutch or Nigerian Disease?

In this paper, we first analyse if Chad‟s economy presents some features that support the existence of the natural resource curse, such as volatility in government resources, poor institutions, recurrent . . .

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Sandrine Kablan, Josef Loening, Yasuhiro Tanaka
Pages : 278-295
Volume 3 , Issue 5
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People’s Perceptions on the Performance of Public Distribution of Goods: A Study of Capital City of Biggest State of India

The broad objectives of the Government of Indias food security policy are (i) ensuring adequacy and accessibility of food grains to the beneficiaries, and (ii) distributing food grains at an affordable . . .

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NMP Verma, Anshu Singh
Pages : 296-305
Volume 3 , Issue 5
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A SARIMA Fit to Monthly Nigerian Import Commodity Price Indices

This work involves the modelling of monthly Nigerian import commodity price indices. The actual realization analyzed is from 2000 to 2012 with January 2007 as the base period. The time plot shows a generally . . .

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Ette Harrison Etuk, Belief Nsirimobi Elenga, Maxwell Awoingo Adonijah, Wokoma Dagogo Samuel Allen , Felicia Ette Etuk
Pages : 306-313
Volume 3 , Issue 5
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Evaluation of China and Japan Intra Product Trade and Its Impact on Their International Trade

With the development of international fragmentation of production and thus the development of trade in part and competent, we need new methodology to estimate a countries trade‟s benefit. In fact, the . . .

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Tahina Rajaobelina, Lijun Jia
Pages : 314-320
Volume 3 , Issue 5
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Failure of Structural Adjustment Programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa: Policy Design or Policy Implementation?

World Bank/International Monetary Fund adjustment programmes prescribed for ailing Third World economies have been described as a failure. The aim of the article is to assess if the failure is due to the . . .

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Nana Yaw Oppong
Pages : 321-331
Volume 3 , Issue 5
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Analysis of Russia’s Bilateral Trade and Economic Cooperation with SCO country Members: Gravity Model Approach

SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) plays an important role in the economic spheres of influence in Central Asia, and also serves as an effective instrument of regional economic integration. International . . .

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Rasulova Shahnoza
Pages : 332-338
Volume 3 , Issue 6
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Local Government Policy and Poverty in Indonesia

This paper intends to evaluate some local policy, by means of (1) to evaluate policy and public affairs, through three stages, a) what is the problem; b) What factors are causing the problem; and c) whether . . .

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Hermien Triyowati, Yolanda Masnita
Pages : 339-351
Volume 3 , Issue 6
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Exchange Rate and Manufacturing Performance in Nigeria

The aim of the study was to ascertain the performance level of the Nigeria manufacturing output with variations and increase in exchange rate level in Nigeria. The study made use of four explanatory variables . . .

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Emerenini Fabian Mmaduabuchi, Ajudua Emmanuel Ifeanyi
Pages : 352-361
Volume 3 , Issue 6
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Farmers’ Economic Behaviour: Current Research and Research Gaps

The aim of this article is to review economic approaches that have been adopted to explain how farmers adjust in response to business environment change (e.g. policy reforms). In the first part, traditional . . .

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Daniel E. May, Jaime Rodríguez
Pages : 362-369
Volume 3 , Issue 6
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Public Education Expenditure and Economic Growth in Nigeria: A Disaggregated Approach

This study examines the effects of the components of public education expenditure on both education attainment and economic growth in Nigeria from 1970 to 2010.The Instrumental Variable Two Stage Least . . .

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Ese Urhie
Pages : 370-382
Volume 3 , Issue 6
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