Report on 2016 NES Conference

Ayooluwa Adewole
Professor Akin Iwayemi and Ayooluwa Adewole

Ayooluwa Adewole, a graduate research assistant was sponsored by the Centre to attend and present at 56th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Economic Society which took place between 27th and 29th September 2016 at NICON Luxury Hotel, Abuja. At the conference, he presented the paper titled “Export Diversification and Economic Growth in Nigeria: An Empirical Analysis”. The paper was co-authored with Damilola Adeyemi, an NYSC corp member who served at the Centre.

The paper examined the short-run and long-run relationship between export diversification and economic growth in Nigeria. The results from the study suggests that export diversification (horizontal and vertical) plays an important role in economic growth of Nigeria. The paper which was well received by the attendants of the conference provided an excellent platform to present some of the research done in the centre to a wider audience. It also exposed Ayooluwa to cutting edge research and intellectually stimulating discussions on the Nigerian Economy. Finally, it was another good opportunity to showcase CPEEL’s as the front runner in Energy Studies and Research in Nigeria and indeed the Gulf of Guinea Region.