Pension Fund, Financial Development and Output Growth in Nigeria

Iwegbu, O. (2020). Pension fund, financial development and output growth in Nigeria. Bullion, 44(1), 17 – 26.

16 Pages Posted: 25 Jan 2021

Date Written: March 2, 2020

Abstract

This study examines the indirect effect of pension fund on economic growth in Nigeria through the financial system. Using Autoregressive Distributive Lag (ARDL) model, the study found out that pension fund contribution is effective in stimulating growth through investment in portfolios that yield short term returns; this implies that pension fund contribution cannot on its own without a credible financial system impact on economic growth. The policy implication of this study is for Pension Fund Administrators (PFAs) to invest in portfolios with short-term returns; thus, a large chunk of funds invested in federal government securities should be unbundled to other portfolios that yield short-term returns.

Keywords: Pension Funds, Financial Development, Economic Growth , Autoregressive Distributed Lag Model (ARDL)

JEL Classification: G23, G11

Suggested Citation

Iwegbu, Onyebuchi, Pension Fund, Financial Development and Output Growth in Nigeria (March 2, 2020). Iwegbu, O. (2020). Pension fund, financial development and output growth in Nigeria. Bullion, 44(1), 17 – 26., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3731298

Onyebuchi Iwegbu (Contact Author)

University of Lagos ( email )

Akoka
Lagos
Nigeria
+2348080668000 (Phone)

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