Inaugural lecture series // University of Benin
Economic globalization, markets and national development : how sensibly do the poor countries (Nigeria included) stand?
Michael Idi Obadan
- CONTENTS Preamble 1. Concept and Drivers of Globalization 1.0 A Brief Historical Perspective 1.1 Concept of Globalization 1.2 Economic Globalization 1.3 Drivers of Economic Globalization 2. Globalization and Markets 2.1 The Free Market System 2.2 Markets and the Solution of Economic Problems 2.3 African Markets and “Getting the Prices Right”. 2.4 Implications of the Imperfect Market System 2.5 Government’s Inevitable Role 2.6 The International Environment/Markets 3. Globalization and Trade Liberalisation 3.1 The Experience of the Developing Countries 3.2 Nigeria’s Experience with Trade Liberalisation 4. Global Economic Integration and Sub-Saharan Africa 4.1 Global Economic Integration 4.2 Africa’s Integration with the World Economy 4.3 The Benefits of Economic Globalization and Sub-Saharan Africa 4.4 Why has Africa Lagged? 5. Nigeria and the Global Economy 5.1 Openness of the Economy and Integration with the World Economy 5.2 Globalization and Nigeria’s Trade 5.3 Globalization and Foreign Capital Flows to Nigeria 5.4 Foreign Capital Flows and Debt Accumulation 5.5 Globalization, Growth and Development 6. Appropriate Policy Responses and Lessons 7. Concluding Remarks 8. Appreciation 9. Annex 10. References