Nigeria's power sector: Analysis of productivity

Barros, Carlos Pestana, Ibiowie, Ade, & Managi, Shunsuke (2014) Nigeria's power sector: Analysis of productivity. Economic Analysis and Policy, 44(1), pp. 65-73.

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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.

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ID Code: 84229
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Best-practice power plants, Input bias, Nigeria, Power sector, Productivity, Technical efficiency
DOI: 10.1016/j.eap.2014.02.003
ISSN: 0313-5926
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > APPLIED ECONOMICS (140200)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Economics & Finance
Deposited On: 17 May 2015 23:18
Last Modified: 19 May 2015 02:31

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