In case you were wondering. Seems like this is the back drop to all the FX policy moves over the last few months. As with any policy coming out from th…
Apologies. The slow internet resulted in a draft version being sent. Just read to edited version below. Thanks. Crypto wars + confusion on remittances …
It has become a feature of the last decade. Whenever you hear the CBN taking some drastic action it usual has something to do with FX. The stories migh…
Can we privatize our way to growth?
The money transfer edition
Thinking randomly about how much of the policy space is dominated by simply waiting for oil prices to go up again. In essence waiting for another oil b…
I have a new paper in the Journal of Development Perspectives "On Exchange Rate Policy Independence: Experiences from West Africa". TL;DR Might be usef…
I have some new research with my colleague at Barnard College. It looks at the colonial prison system, its abuse as a tool for labour coercion, and som…
The evolution of the pandemic in Nigeria, the latest GDP and capital importation data, the federal and state fiscal situation, poverty and consumption …
Interesting statistics on the COVID in Nigeria, crude oil chaos and Nigeria’s finances, the IMF “loan”, foreign reserves and inflows, updates on econom…
I tuned into a webinar recently and when the speakers were not freaking out about COVID-19, they all seemed to be focused on one thing: remote work. Du…
The global pandemic has brought issues in international trade to the fore with many labeling this the beginning of the end of globalization, at least w…