South Asian Journal of Social Studies and Economics <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>South Asian Journal of Social Studies and Economics</strong>&nbsp;<strong>(ISSN: 2581-821X)</strong> aims to publish high-quality papers (<a href="/index.php/SAJSSE/general-guideline-for-authors">Click here for Types of paper</a>) in all areas of ‘Economics and Social Studies’. The journal also encourages the submission of useful reports of negative results. This is a quality controlled, OPEN peer-reviewed, open access INTERNATIONAL journal.</p> South Asian Journal of Social Studies and Economics en-US South Asian Journal of Social Studies and Economics 2581-821X Conduit Mentality and the Economy: The Nigerian Experience <p>The study is about conduit mentality and the Nigerian economy. Conduit mentality was proxied by annual values of aggregate illicit funds, then the economy was proxied by Educational level (EDU), Standard of living and Health in Nigeria over the period of 1996 to 2018. The research design is expost facto, for our analysis, we used the Autoregressive Distributed Lag Method of regression Analysis. Our result showed that, as expected, the relationship that exists between the dependent and independent variables are negative. We discovered that corruption as proxied by illicit funds is a serious issue in Nigeria and must be tackled if we intend to develop our economy as desired.</p> S. Samuel, Ogunbiyi G. Tunde, Monogbe ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2020-02-15 2020-02-15 1 13 10.9734/sajsse/2020/v6i130156