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Journal of Finance and Economics. 2018, 6(3), 111-123
DOI: 10.12691/jfe-6-3-5
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Analysis of the Impacts of Domestic Debts on Private Sector Credit, Lending Rate, and Real Output: Evidence from Nigeria

Aniekan O. Akpansung1,

1Department of Economics, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola, Nigeria

Pub. Date: July 31, 2018

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Aniekan O. Akpansung. Analysis of the Impacts of Domestic Debts on Private Sector Credit, Lending Rate, and Real Output: Evidence from Nigeria. Journal of Finance and Economics. 2018; 6(3):111-123. doi: 10.12691/jfe-6-3-5


It is commonly held that excessive domestic debt reduces private sector credit, raise bank lending rates, and shrink output as the Government competes with the private sector for private savings. Using multivariate vector autoregression approach and annual time series data spanning 1981-2016, this paper analysed the dynamic interactions and impacts of domestic debts on private sector credit, prime lending rate, and real output in Nigeria. The stability and higher-order dynamics of the VAR model were also examined. Our results provide evidence that Government domestic debt exerted statistically insignificant positive impacts on both private sector credit and prime lending rate, and a statistically significant negative impact on real output in Nigeria during the period covered by the study. Policy implications and recommendations have been proffered.

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