Nigeria's power sector: Analysis of productivity

Carlos Pestana Barros, Ade Ibiowie, Shunsuke Managi

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Abstract

Nigerian electricity market is characterized by inadequate electricity generation framework, compounded by lack of timely routine maintenances. This results in significant deterioration in plant electricity output. This study analyzes the productivity changes in the Nigerian power sector. Productivity increased on average in the power sector by the adoption of new technologies from best-practice power plants. The assumption of Hicks neutral technological change is found not to be suitable for the Nigerian power sector. This study finds that the plants are not using their capacity meaningfully, instead, there is a tendency to use labor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-73
Number of pages9
JournalEconomic Analysis and Policy
Volume44
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Productivity
Nigeria
Productivity change
Power plant
Electricity
Electricity generation
Technological change
Labor
Electricity market
Deterioration
Best practice

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  • Economics and Econometrics

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Nigeria's power sector : Analysis of productivity. / Barros, Carlos Pestana; Ibiowie, Ade; Managi, Shunsuke.

In: Economic Analysis and Policy, Vol. 44, No. 1, 01.01.2014, p. 65-73.

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Barros, Carlos Pestana ; Ibiowie, Ade ; Managi, Shunsuke. / Nigeria's power sector : Analysis of productivity. In: Economic Analysis and Policy. 2014 ; Vol. 44, No. 1. pp. 65-73.
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