Does Power of Political Economy and Regulation Make Istanbul a Financial Center? (Ekonomi Politik ve Düzenlemenin Gücü Istanbul’u Finans Merkezi Yapabilir Mi?)
[Does Power of Political Economy and Regulation Make Istanbul a Financial Center?]
AbstractTurkey is well behind the many countries according to socio-economic development criteria. Activities aim to make Istanbul a financial center seem paradoxical due to less developed and risky characteristics of national economy and financial system. It seems that these activities have both economic and political rationales. Economic rationale of the Istanbul Financial Center (IFC) project suggests that Turkish economy has transformed to a safe harbor. Political rationale of this project may imply that evolving economy politics of post 9/11 environment may create economic advantages for Turkey. It has observed that the tool of regulation is of central role for the idea of the development of a financial center in Istanbul. In this paper, by using literature and data analysis, we examine the chance of the success of the regulatory/bureaucratic approach for IFC project. We conclude that IFC project has weak internal dynamics and it occurred due to both its political attractiveness and also cyclical local/global economic/political conditions. But, it is not realistic to expect strong positive outcomes from the IFC project, if the project would focus only regulatory/bureaucratic approach.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 36847.
Date of creation: 01 Nov 2011
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Publication status: Published in Mulkiyeliler Birligi in, Memory of Bilsay Kuruc, Eds. Sahinkaya, Serdar and Ertugrul, N.Ilter,.Public(2011): pp. 525-576
Istanbul; financial center; London; Z/Yen; governance; Turkey; 9/11;
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- G38 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Government Policy and Regulation
- E20 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
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- NEP-ALL-2012-02-27 (All new papers)
- NEP-ARA-2012-02-27 (MENA - Middle East & North Africa)
- NEP-HME-2012-02-27 (Heterodox Microeconomics)
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