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Explaining Nigeria's import demand behaviour: a bound testing approach

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  • M. Adetunji Babatunde
  • Festus O. Egwaikhide

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Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to present an empirical analysis of the aggregated import demand behavior for Nigeria using annual data between 1980 and 2006. Design/methodology/approach - The bounds test analysis was used to estimate the long-run relationship between imports and its determinants. Findings - Test results show that imports, income and relative prices are cointegrated. The estimated long-run elasticities of import demand with respect to income and relative prices are 2.48 and -0.133, respectively. Originality/value - These results suggest that the Marshall-Lerner condition are not satisfied for Nigeria.

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  • M. Adetunji Babatunde & Festus O. Egwaikhide, 2010. "Explaining Nigeria's import demand behaviour: a bound testing approach," International Journal of Development Issues, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 9(2), pages 167-187, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:eme:ijdipp:v:9:y:2010:i:2:p:167-187
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