Monday, January 23, 2012
Saturday, January 03, 2009
EconPapers: "Research on Turkish Economy"
More than 1615 documents matching "Turkish economy" or "Turkey" among working papers, articles, books, book chapters and software indexed in EconPapers Archive : please click here!
Friday, July 18, 2008
Nas (2008): "Tracing the Economic Transformation of Turkey from the 1920s to EU Accession"
Labels: European Union
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
15th World Congress of the IEA, Istanbul, June 25-29, 2008
For more information on the conference:
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Macroeconomic Performances of Turkish Governments
by Aykut Kibritçioğlu
In this paper, a macroeconomic performance index (MEP10) which consists of selected ten indicators is proposed to evaluate the relative performance of Turkish governments by using monthly data for the period of December 1987 – April 2007. According to the multi-staged evaluation process applied in the study, the governments are grouped in three classes:
(1) Relatively successful governments: 46. government (December 1987 – November 1989), 48. government (June 1991 – November 1991), 54. government (June 1996 – June 1997), and 59. government (March 2002 – April 2007),
(2) Relatively unsuccessful governments: 47. government (November 1989 – June 1991), 49. government (November 1991 – June 1993), 55. government (June 1997 – January 1999) and 53. government (March 1996 – June 1996), and
(3) Most unsuccessful governments: 50.-52. governments (June 1993 – March 1996) and 56.-57. governments (January 1999 – November 2002).The monthly performance index is also used to test some hypotheses regarding the relationship between the length of the governments’ term of office and their macroeconomic performances.
JEL Classification: E65 (Studies of Particular Policy Episodes), O53 (Economywide Country Studies: Asia including Middle East) ve C43
Key Words: Okun’s misery index, macroeconomic performance, macroeconomic stability, governments, political stability, general elections, economic crises, Turkish economy
Download: MPRA or Paper
Monday, March 06, 2006
World Bank: "Turkey: Country Economic Memorandum, 2006"
To download the full text of the report and/or get more information on it, you may visit:
Sunday, January 01, 2006
Forthcoming Book: The Turkish Economy
Edited by: Sumru G. Altuğ and Alpay Filiztekin
London, UK: Routledge
For more information, please click here!
Monday, October 03, 2005
"EU foreign ministers agree on membership talks with Turkey"
Economist: The European Union and Turkey have finally agreed on a negotiating framework that will allow formal talks on Turkish membership of the EU to begin.
EU's Press Relies
Worldbank: "Turkey has today crossed the bridge to Europe. This date will go down as one of the most important days in Turkey's history. The opening of accession negotiations with the EU represents an historic moment for Turkey and the EU. The negotiations will be long and cover many difficult subjects, however the end result will bring great benefits to Turkey, the EU and the wider world. The World Bank applauds the decision of the EU Council of Ministers to approve the Framework Agreement and looks forward to supporting Turkey and the EU during the accession process."
Tuesday, June 21, 2005
Report: "Turkish Agriculture in the 21. Century with Special Reference to Developments within the WTO and EU"
Sunday, May 15, 2005
Book: "Turkey: Economic Reform & Accession to the European Union"
Friday, May 06, 2005
Conference: "Macroeconomic Policies for EU Accession"
Ankara, May 6-7, 2005
Wednesday, May 04, 2005
EC: "EU's Bilateral Trade Relations with Turkey"
EC: "EU's Enlargement & Relations with Turkey"
Thursday, April 28, 2005
Conference: "Turkey's Accession Negotiations with the EU: Political, Economic and Social Transformation"
International Jean Monnet Conference - Uluslararası Jean Monnet Konferansı
28 - 29 April 2005 - Istanbul Ceylan Intercontinental
Tuesday, April 19, 2005
Economia Exterior: "Special Issue on Turkey-EU Relations"
Wednesday, April 06, 2005
wiiw: "Turkey: Macroeconomic Vulnerability, Competitiveness and the Labour Market"
Saturday, April 02, 2005
Nowak-Lehmann Danzinger et al.: "The Impact of a Customs Union between Turkey and the EU on Turkey's Exports to the EU: A Reassessment of the Paradox"
Friday, April 01, 2005
FERB: "Business Guide to Turkey"
Hazırlayan: Dış Ekonomik İkişkiler Kurulu (DEİK)
Tuesday, February 22, 2005
Dr. Faruk Selçuk has passed away... - Dr. Faruk Selçuk'un vefatı...
Dr. Faruk Selçuk, one of the most productive, young Turkish economists, has passed away on the 22nd of February 2005. (Değerli iktisatçı, Bilkent Üniversitesi öğretim üyesi dostumuz Dr. Faruk Selçuk'u 22 Şubat 2005 günü kaybettik.)
Taziye Defteri: http://cayfer.bilkent.edu.tr/fs/
Web Sayfası: http://www.bilkent.edu.tr/~faruk/
Faruk's Downloadable Papers in EconPapers: http://econpapers.repec.org/ras/pse79.htm
Tuesday, February 01, 2005
Lejour & de Mooij: "Turkish Delight: Does Turkey's Accession to the EU Bring Economic Benefits?"
Kyklos, 58(1): 87-, February 2005
PDF: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.0023-5962.2005.00279.x (Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.)
Abstract: We explore the economic implications of the possible Turkish accession to the European Union. We focus on three main changes associated with Turkish membership: (i) accession to the internal European Market; (ii) institutional reforms in Turkey triggered by EU-membership; and (iii) migration in response to the free movement of workers. Overall, the macroeconomic implications for EU countries are small but positive. European exports increase by around 20%. Turkey experiences larger economic gains than the EU: consumption per capita is estimated to rise by about 4% as a result of accession to the internal market and free movement of labour. If Turkey would succeed in reforming its domestic institutions in response to EU-membership, consumption per capita in Turkey could raise by an additional 9%. These benefits would spill over to the EU.
Thursday, December 30, 2004
SPO: "The Likely Effects of Turkey's Membership upon the EU"
Wednesday, December 29, 2004
Togan: "Turkey: Toward EU Accession"
The World Economy, 2004, 27(7): 1013-1045.
Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to study selected aspects of Turkish accession to the EU. Joining the EU will require that Turkey attains macroeconomic stability, adopts the Common Agricultural Policy, and liberalizes its services and network industries. Furthermore, joining the EU will require Turkey to adopt and implement the whole body of EU legislation and standards - the acquis communautaire. According to the EU membership criteria, new members must be able to demonstrate the 'ability to take on the obligations of membership including adherence to the aims of political, economic and monetary union'. Thus Turkey will be expected to adopt the euro when it is ready to do so, but not immediately upon accession. Integration will boost allocative efficiency in the Turkish economy which in turn will make the country a better place to invest. Furthermore, Turkey will reap the benefits from monetary integration and from migration of labour to the EU. But the welfare gains will have a price, and the price will be the adjustment costs associated with the adoption of the acquis communautaire. The final section of the paper considers the effects of accession on the EU in terms of migration and budgetary effects. Copyright 2004 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
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Wednesday, December 01, 2004
Erzan et al.: "Growth and Immigration Scenarios for Turkey and the EU"
CEPS, EU-Turkey Working Papers
Abstract: In the debate about Turkish EU membership and free movement of labour it is often overlooked that the EU cannot exercise a zero migration policy even if permanent safeguards were used. Even under the currently prevailing strict regime, there is an annual net migration from Turkey to the EU-15 in the order of 35,000 people. Any slowdown or suspension in Turkey?s accession process is likely to lead lower growth and higher unemployment in Turkey. Moreover, the reform process might slow down or be partially reversed. The consequence of such a combination would be drastically higher number of potential migrants. A considerable proportion of them would be finding their way into the EU ? as experience has shown irrespective of legal restriction. It is thus possible that if Turkey loses the membership perspective, the EU may end up having more immigrants than under a free movement of labour regime with a prosperous EU member Turkey. Moreover, the composition of this migration would be less conducive for the EU labour markets - and - for integration in the host societies.
The experiences of Greece, Portugal and Spain indicate that a successful accession period with high growth and effective implementation of the reforms reduces and gradually eliminates the migration pressures. There is no a priori reason why Turkey would not go through a similar experience.
Monday, November 22, 2004
Prof. Uğur Korum has passed away... - Prof. Uğur Korum'un vefatı...
Sunday, August 01, 2004
Steinherr et al.: "The Turkish Banking Sector: Challenges and Outlook in Transition to EU Membership"
CEPS, EU-Turkey Working Papers
Abstract: The paper explores the readiness of the Turkish banking sector for integration into the European Union. We address the issue from four different angles. First, we review the present structure and health of the sector, including the state of the regulatory framework, providing where possible a comparative perspective with the larger EU accession countries. Second, we look at the sector?s financial solidity in 2003, with a view to gauging its readiness to adapt to a more challenging banking environment. Third, we look at the present obstacles to financial deepening and identify the most pressing issues that seem to hinder the sector?s growth. Fourth, we explore issues of productivity and efficiency in the sector. In a final section, we ask the question of whether the Turkish banking sector is or will be ready in due time for EU accession and formulate some policy recommendations. We conclude that in 2004 the Turkish banking sector compares well with those of the new members of the EU. The major source of financial instability in the past was macroeconomic instability and government involvement. At present Turkey is closer to achieving macro-stability than ever in the past, and the government is reducing its direct involvement. Major strides have been accomplished after the crisis of 2001 in cleaning up a very nontransparent and politicized banking environment and in upgrading the regulatory structure to EU standards. Clearly, the job is not finished yet, with the challenge of introducing risk-management based on Basle II and of bringing the capital market to EU standards. Further consolidation and mergers with foreign partners will be inevitable. Should EU integration become a concrete vision of the future, macro stability has great chances to become rooted in Turkey and the banking sector will quickly move to EU standards, long before any accession date.
Sunday, February 02, 2003
McKinsey: "Turkey: Making the Productivity and Growth Breakthrough"
Tuesday, October 01, 2002
Book: "Inflation and Disinflation in Turkey"
Inflation and Disinflation in Turkey
co-edited by Aykut Kibritçioğlu, Libby Rittenberg and Faruk Selçuk
Aldershot, UK, & Burlington, VT, USA: Ashgate, October 2002, ISBN: 0-7546-3065-X.
Saturday, January 05, 2002
Development Gateway: "Country Profile TURKEY"
Friday, January 04, 2002
International Organizations & Turkish Economy
WB's Turkey website: http://www.worldbank.org.tr
WTO's Turkey website: http://www.wto.org/english/thewto_e/countries_e/turkey_e.htm
OECD' Turkey website: http://www.oecd.org/country/0,3021,en_33873108_33873854_1_1_1_1_1,00.html
Tuesday, January 01, 2002
EconTurk: Downloadable Working Papers Archive
CBRT: "Electronic Data Delivery System"