Economic and Financial Review

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Empirical estimation of optimal international reserves for Nigeria: the sudden stop model


The study examined the issue of optimum external reserves for Nigeria during 2010-2014, using Jeanne and Ranciere (2006) and Gancalves (2007) sudden stop model approach. the study showed that resident foreign currency deposit accounted for over 90 per cent of the total foreign currency deposit, while non-resident foreign currency deposit, accounted for the remaining.