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Oil Resource Abundance in Nigeria and Iran: Contrapuntal Effect on Social and Economic Welfare

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  • Mesagan, Ekundayo

    () (Department of Economics, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria)

  • Unah, Aboje

    (Department of Economics, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria)

  • Idowu, Olamide

    (Department of Economics, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria)

  • Alamu, Abidemi

    (Department of Economics, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria)

Abstract

The study focuses on the contrapuntal effect of oil resource abundance in Nigeria and Iran between 1970 and 2016. It is driven by the fact that oil resource abundance has an impact on both economic and social welfare of citizens of both countries. We analyse data from crude oil production, exchange rate, life expectancy, mortality rate and the real gross domestic product per-capita using the vector error correction framework. We find that oil resource abundance has a contrapuntal effect on the social and economic welfare of Nigerians while we did not find evidence of a contrapuntal effect on Iranians’ welfare.

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  • Mesagan, Ekundayo & Unah, Aboje & Idowu, Olamide & Alamu, Abidemi, 2019. "Oil Resource Abundance in Nigeria and Iran: Contrapuntal Effect on Social and Economic Welfare," BizEcons Quarterly, Strides Educational Foundation, vol. 4, pages 3-22.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:buecqu:0007
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    Keywords

    Economic welfare; Social Welfare; Oil Resource;

    JEL classification:

    • Q01 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General - - - Sustainable Development
    • Q40 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - General

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