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Title:An examination of subnational growth in Nigeria: 1999-2012
Author:Obikili, Nonso
Year:2015
Periodical:South African Journal of Economics (ISSN 0038-2280)
Volume:83
Issue:3
Pages:335-356
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:economic development
gross national product
2000-2009
External link:https://doi.org/10.1111/saje.12087
Abstract:The authors uses satellite imagery on night-time lights to measure growth across states and local government areas in Nigeria since the return of democracy in 1999. The data suggest that states in southern Nigeria have grown faster on average than states in the north. Using the Ordinary Least Squares, the author estimates a relationship between change in night lights and real gross domestic product (GDP) growth in Africa and use the coefficients to estimate GDP growth for states and local government areas in Nigeria over the period. Finally, he evaluates the effects of violence on growth in Plateau, Yobe and Borno states. He finds that the crisis in Plateau state has resulted in slower growth compared with other states in the region. The author also shows that Yobe and Borno states had performed worse than other states in the north even before the outbreak of violence related to the Boko Haram sect. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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