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Trade and Competitiveness Between Turkey and the EU: Time Series Evidence

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  • Utku Utkulu

    (Dokuz Eylul University)

  • Dilek Seymen

    (Dokuz Eylul University)

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    The paper basically aims to clarify the level of price competitiveness of the Turkish firms towards the EU Single Market in aggregate level. Thus it naturally examines the demand for exports and imports for Turkey in relation to the EU. In order to model the trade between Turkey and the EU, we employ a time series analysis, namely cointegration method with error correction and causality mechanisms, for the period 1963-2002. The paper also deals with the possible effects of factors such as structural breaks, integration of markets, product innovation, supply, and omitted variables as regards the significance and the magnitude of the income and price elasticities. In the light of our empirical findings, some policy implications are drawn.

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    Paper provided by Turkish Economic Association in its series Working Papers with number 2004/8.

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    Length: 46 pages
    Date of creation: 2004
    Date of revision: Mar 2004
    Handle: RePEc:tek:wpaper:2004/8

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    Keywords: trade; competitiveness; income and price elasticities; EU; Turkey; time series modeling; cointegration;

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    Cited by:
    1. Huseyin Tastan, 2005. "Dynamic Interdependence and Volatility Transmission in Turkish and European Equity Markets," Working Papers 2005/10, Turkish Economic Association.

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