Shaky emerging economies in view of the global financial crisis: The Turkish economy after three decades of liberal reforms
AbstractIn the wake of the global change of a new accumulation regime in major capitalist economies, the opening up and liberalisation process of emerging economies from the 1980s has provoked great expectations that resulted in recurrent disappointing crises. Studied as a stylized fact, the Turkish experience leads us to assess the role of liberalised macroeconomic environment, unsuitable economic policies and hesitant and weak regulatory mechanisms as the main sources of perverse sequencing in the reform area. The paper shows that the Turkish crises since the 1980s arose from bad macroeconomic policies, which implemented the neo-liberal shock therapy model and triggered boom-and-bust cycles. After three decades of liberal reforms, the Turkish economy remains still subject to structural downturns. The economic recovery is not guaranteed by a hasty liberalisation. It requires consistent policies which should frame economic agents‟ forms of behaviour in order to induce a sustainable macroeconomic development.
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Liberalisation; Stability; Sustainable growth regime; Turkish economy;
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- Ulgen, Faruk, 2010. "Shaky emerging economies in view of the global financial crisis: the Turkish economy after three decades of liberal reforms," MPRA Paper 35467, University Library of Munich, Germany.
- F32 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Current Account Adjustment; Short-term Capital Movements
- E6 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook
- O52 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Europe
- G01 - Financial Economics - - General - - - Financial Crises
- F36 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Financial Aspects of Economic Integration
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