Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Dr. Faruk Selçuk has passed away... - Dr. Faruk Selçuk'un vefatı...

Faruk Selçuk

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?"

by Arjan M. Lejour and Ruud A. de Mooij
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.