ResearchBib Share Your Research, Maximize Your Social Impacts
Sign for Notice Everyday Sign up >> Login

Is Industrialization has Impact the on Economic-Growth; ECOWAS Members' States Experience?

Journal: The Journal of Middle East and North Africa Sciences (Vol.3, No. 8)

Publication Date:

Authors : ; ;

Page : 8-19

Keywords : Industrialization; Growth; Nigeria; GDP.;

Source : Downloadexternal Find it from : Google Scholarexternal


The work focused on the Impact of Industrialization on Economic Growth: The ten selected Economic Community of West Africa (ECOWAS) Experience members' states (2000-2013) namely; Republic of Nigeria, Benin Republic, Cabo Verde, Cote D'Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, and Senegal. The study set three major objectives which include investigating the effect of fiscal and monetary policy on Gross Domestic Product, determining the relationship between government spending and industrial development and to determine the effect of budget on investment or employment generation. The study only utilized secondary data from National Bureau of Statistics and Central Bank of Nigeria Statistical Bulletin. The study specified a workable model in which the gross domestic product (GDP) is the dependent variable while industrial output, foreign direct investment, interest rate, foreign exchange rate and inflation rate were independent variables. Ordinary least square (OLS) technique, F-test was used as analytical techniques. The study revealed that industrialization has a negative impact on economic growth in Nigeria in the long run. This was confirmed by the F-test value (559.02). The study recommended that government should redirect its industrial and investment policy so as to increase output of the domestic production (RGDP), flexible exchange rate and control inflation rate since that showed that increase in exchange and inflation rate, decreased output, industrial and investment policy should be flexible on infant industries so as to encourage productivity and improve GDP.

Last modified: 2017-07-30 19:07:03