Pension funds, Financial development, Economic development, Economic growth, Autoregressive Distributed Lag Model, ARDL


This study examines the indirect effect of pension fund on economic growth in Nigeria through the financial system. Using Autoregressive Distributive Lag (ARDL) model, the study found out that pension fund contribution is effective in stimulating growth through investment in portfolios that yield short term returns; this implies that pension fund contribution cannot on its own without a credible financial system impact on economic growth. The policy implication of this study is for Pension Fund Administrators (PFAs) to invest in portfolios with short-term returns; thus, a large chunk of funds invested in federal government securities should be unbundled to other portfolios that yield shortterm returns.

Author Bio

Mr. Iwegbu Onyebuchi is a staff of Department of Economics, University of Lagos.

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