Economic Globalisation and Economic Growth Dynamics in Nigeria

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Nwofia, Chibueze Chinedu
Aworinde, Olalekan


Globalisation has been a topical issue both in the industrialized and developing nations of the world, this is not unconnected with the impacts it had on the attainment of macroeconomic objectives of these nations. This connotes that globalisation is crucial because it is typically affected by exogenous shocks such as political regime shifts, international conflicts or trade liberalization and unexpected changes to business condition. It is on this premise that the study examined the impact of globalisation on economic growth in Nigeria. This study adopted ex post facto research design. The data were obtained from the KOF globalisation index of Swiss economic institute and World development Indicator of World Bank for the period 1970-2017 for Nigeria representing a total of forty-eight observations. The documents were already exposed to the scrutiny of the appropriate regulatory agencies and the data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics employing the time series techniques of asymmetric co-integration. The study found that economic globalisation had long-run asymmetric cointegrating effect on economic growth in Nigeria (ɸ = 11.965, R2 =0.24, KOFECGI = 1.657, t- Stat = (46) = 3.784, p<0.05). The study further recommends that government policy should be designed in such way that it reduce overdependence on the highly industrialized economy, so as to avoid international shocks that might affect the economy negatively.

Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP), economic globalization, social globalization, political globalization, asymmetric co-integration.

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Chinedu, N. C., & Olalekan, A. (2020). Economic Globalisation and Economic Growth Dynamics in Nigeria. Journal of Economics, Management and Trade, 26(7), 1-15.
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