Harold James

Democracy Versus Growth?

By Harold James   PRINCETON – Europe’s ongoing malaise has reignited the old debate over which form of government produces better economic performance. Are authoritarian regimes, with their ability to ram through unpopular choices, more effective at generating growth? Or does liberal democracy, with its built in checks and balances, yield greater material prosperity? It […]


2015 elections and the imperative of peace

By Tayo Ogunbiyi   It is heartwarming that the two leading candidates in the forthcoming presidential elections in the country, President Goodluck Jonathan and General Muhammadu Buhari, as well as other candidates, have made public commitment to embracing peace before, during and after the elections. It is particularly noteworthy that  President Jonathan and General Buhari […]

Reviewing 2015-2017 medium term expenditure framework (1)

By Eze Onyekpere   The Fiscal Responsibility Act makes it mandatory for the Federal Government to prepare a Medium Term Expenditure Framework every year. It is an integrated economic and fiscal strategy plan that sets out the macro-economic framework and its projections and underlining assumptions for the next three financial years and an evaluation and […]