One of the main causes of economic crisis in the world is Oil Price Volatility (OPV). This makes it necessary to examine the effect of oil price volatility on economic growth in an oil exporting country like Nigeria and this has a special significance. Therefore, this paper has examined empirically the effect of oil price volatility on economic growth in Nigeria using annual time series data from 1985 – 2016. The findings revealed that OPV has a negative and insignificant effect on economic growth in Nigeria. It was also found that the variables used in the study have a long-run relationship and finally no evidence of causality was found between oil price volatility and economic growth in Nigeria. The study recommends that exploring other alternatives has the potential to make the Nigerian economy stronger to face volatility crisis.
JEL classification numbers: F43
Keywords: Oil Price Volatility, Economic Growth, Causality, Nigeria
ISSN: 1792-7552 (Online)