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Fiscal Policy and Economic Growth: Nigeria Perspective

Fiscal Policy and Economic Growth: Nigeria Perspective

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  • November 8, 2022
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This study examined the impact of fiscal policy instrument on economic growth in Nigeria using time series annual data from 2010-2019 which constitutes 9 years observations. This study used secondary data obtained from the CBN annual statistical bulletin. Fiscal policy instrument was proxied with government recurrent expenditure, government capital expenditure, public domestic debt, and public external debt while economic growth was proxied with Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The data were analyzed using Ordinary Least Square method and vector error correction mechanism was conducted. The study found that recurrent expenditure and public domestic debt exert negative relationship while the capital expenditure and external debt exert positive relationship in the long run on the economic growth (GDP) and in the short-run the entire variables are having positive influence except REC (recurrent expenditure) on the economic growth (GDP). The study recommends that the government should put in place effective debt management strategies and fight the problem of corruption because without a reduction of the level of corruption in the country, fiscal policy components will not achieve the required level of economic growth in Nigeria.

Keywords: Domestic Debt; Public External Debt; Fiscal Policy

Authorship: Iyke-Ofoedu, M. I. PhD1, Ihegboro, I. M. PhD2, Uzochukwu, A. C.3, & Obiora-Okafo, C. A.4

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.7340100 | FULL PDF