Exchange rate volatility: an analysis of the relationship between the Nigerian naira, oil prices, and US dollar
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
This study seeks to assess the correlation which exists between exchange rate of Nigerian naira and Unites States dollar and oil price on the basis of monthly data from 1999-2009. The research employ the fundamental variables which were assumed to be the monthly spot crude oil price, monthly exchange rate of Nigeria naira and monthly exchange rate of United States dollar. The empirical result adopted the ordinary least square using regression analysis and also the correlation model which shows that there is a weak/negative relationship between exchange rate and oil price as there are other factors that brings about changes in oil price other than the exchange rate. The activities of cartel pricing policy and oil speculators too have come to greatly affect the price of crude oil, and it will be interesting to examine the impact speculators have on the change in price of crude oil against the normal drivers of crude oil price.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 33 p.
Exchange rate Volatility, oil price, Nigerian naira, US dollar and OLS
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hgo:diva-912OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hgo-912DiVA: diva2:420652
Subject / course
Master Program in International Management
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law
de Ridder, Adri