I have a new paper in the South African Journal of Economics with a somewhat interesting finding. This paper examines the impact of political competition on economic growth. In this paper, I show that internal political dynamics, distinct from the type of political system, can having different effects on growth. Using results from the 1994… Continue reading On political competition and economic growth
SPOILER ALERT!!! If you have not seen the black panther movie and plan to then you should probably not read this post. Or maybe watch it first then read. In case you are too lazy to read this afterwards then the TLDR summary is this: the economics and politics in Wakanda are really bad and… Continue reading Toxic economics and politics: the black panther edition
What do we really mean when we talk about restructuring? I think its time we get into the details. My article in the guardian today. https://guardian.ng/business-services/restructuring-the-new-silver-bullet/
Participating in politics can be very difficult. Most think of politics as simply voting during elections but voting is actually the end of the political process, or political cycle. Participating in politics is more than just voting. It is joining a political party, engaging in debates, attending meetings at your ward, discussing with your delegates,… Continue reading The Nawo project
“Intelligence reports at the disposal of the bank reveal the involvement of some unpatriotic elements funding the push to have the Central Bank of Nigeria and the federal government reverse its foreign-exchange policy,” Isaac Okorafor, a spokesman, said in a statement on the Abuja-based central bank’s website. “Self-centered individuals, who have failed to assail our… Continue reading Sounds like something from the cold war
We seem to fall into a recurring cycle of bad policy with regards to the foreign exchange market. It is possible that policy makers implement bad policy by accident. However it is also possible that policy makers implement bad policy by design. Could bad policy in the foreign exchange market be the result of political… Continue reading The political economy of BDCs and black market premiums
A friend asked a simple question yesterday with regards to the Nigeria foreign exchange and domestic production problems: how did we get here. Which I have translated to mean how did we get to the point where we appear to import so much while local manufacturing does so little. The sentiment, in general, is partly driven… Continue reading A Really Simple Model of How We Got Here.