The Political Economy of Economic Regulation in Nigeria is an analysis of the Nigerian economy within the context of the dynamics of public and private sector roles and relations. It traces the foundations and emergence of the Nigerian economy and explains the shift from a public sector-driven one to the current ascendancy of the private sector. Using a political economy approach, the author explains the nature, operations and challenges facing economic regulatory institutions in the country. While exposing the absence of a robust regulatory framework to guide the increased role of the private sector in the economy, the author proposes an increased private sector participation in decision-making within regulatory agencies to moderate strangulating political influence.
Amaechi Michael Anakwue is a broadcast journalist who has worked in various fields of the profession. He has worked as news and programmes researcher, reporter, producer, editor and presenter with DAAR Communications PLC for years. He graduated with honours in Political Science from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and also holds a Master’sdegree in International Relations from the same institution. He bagged a doctoral degree in Political Economy and Development Studies from the University of Abuja in (2015). He equally has a graduate Diploma in Personnel management from the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria, (CIPMN) and a certificate in French Language from the Alliance Francaise, Abuja. He is a contributor to several academic journals