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Nexus Between Asset Class Volatility and the Output Gap in Nigeria: A Bayesian Var Approach

by richard umeokwobi a,* Abayomi Awujola b Emeka Nkoro c  and  Marvelous Aigbedion b
Central Bank of Nigeria, Nigeria
Bingham University, Nasarawa State, Nigeria
University of Port-Harcourt, Nigeria
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FEL  2024, 25; 3(1), 25;
Received: 11 December 2023 / Accepted: 5 January 2024 / Published: 19 January 2024


Excessive volatility in financial markets can disrupt economic activity, affect investor and consumer confidence, and potentially lead to financial crises in an economy. Due to this backdrop, this study examined the link between asset class volatility and the output gap in Nigeria. The asset classes were categorized into stock, crude, gold, and bitcoin. The study adopted the GARCH and Bayesian VAR approach and found that all share index has an initial negative impulse with output gap while other asset classes have a positive impulse on output gap. The outcome of this study revealed to both policymakers and economists the potential risks and vulnerabilities of asset class volatility in the economy. Based on this result, recommendations are made amongst which is the strengthening of the Nigerian stock market to help with the inflationary pressures this is because the Nigerian stock market hurt the output gap also, the government should prioritize investing in crude, gold, and bitcoin to push the actual output to full capacity, which brings about employment.

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umeokwobi, r.; Awujola, A.; Nkoro, E.; Aigbedion, M. Nexus Between Asset Class Volatility and the Output Gap in Nigeria: A Bayesian Var Approach. Financial Economics Letters, 2024, 3, 25.
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umeokwobi r, Awujola A, Nkoro E, Aigbedion M. Nexus Between Asset Class Volatility and the Output Gap in Nigeria: A Bayesian Var Approach. Financial Economics Letters; 2024, 3(1):25.
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umeokwobi, richard; Awujola, Abayomi; Nkoro, Emeka; Aigbedion, Marvelous 2024. "Nexus Between Asset Class Volatility and the Output Gap in Nigeria: A Bayesian Var Approach" Financial Economics Letters 3, no.1:25.
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umeokwobi, r., Awujola, A., Nkoro, E., & Aigbedion, M. (2024). Nexus Between Asset Class Volatility and the Output Gap in Nigeria: A Bayesian Var Approach. Financial Economics Letters, 3(1), 25.

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