The preoccupation of this study is to give empirical explanations to the existing relationship between oil price dynamics and some selected macroeconomic variables in Nigeria. Specifical-ly, it seeks to identify if the impacts of the changing oil prices on output, investment and un-employment is symmetric or asymmetric. Monthly time series data used in the research was subjected to a nonlinear analysis through the newly developed NARDL. To that effect, our findings reveal that changes in oil prices has asymmetric effects on the chosen macroeconomic variables. Our findings call for different policy formulations for up and down swings in oil prices
Keywords: Asymmetric, output, investment, unemployment NARDL.
Jel Code: Q43, C32, C51