“Economywide impact of avian flu in Nigeria: A dynamic CGE model analysis”

Since its emergence in Africa in 2006, the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus of the H5N1 subtype has spread rapidly to poultry farms in several countries, including Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Niger, and Nigeria (FAO 2006; OIE 2006). In February 2006, Kaduna state in Nigeria was the first of 36 states to report the >> Read more

“Strengthening Macroeconomic Policy Modeling and Analysis in Nigeria”

The Computable General equilibrium (CGE) model has been successfully used to inform macro and micro policymaking in many developed countries. In developing countries like Nigeria, their influence on policy is limited - in spite of their proven usefulness - due to the low number of people who understand them and/or use them appropriately. Therefore, this >> Read more

“A 2006 Social Accounting Matrix for Nigeria”

To understand how different sectors in an economy interact with each other, economy-wide analyses, such as the computable general equilibrium (CGE) model, are often required. The database of a CGE model is usually the Social Accounting Matrix (SAM), which is designed to capture the micro and macroeconomic structure of the economy. A SAM provides a >> Read more