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Exchange rates and employment in Turkish manufacturing

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  • Alpay Filiztekin

    (Sabanci University)

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This paper investigates the effects of exchange rate fluctuations on Turkish manufacturing employment and wages using data for a panel of manufacturing industries over the period 1981-1999. The net effect of depreciations are found to be negative for both employment and wages, though the effects on wages are more pronounced. The negative effect of high dependency of Turkish manufacturing industries on foreign inputs overcomes the positive effect of depreciations on competitiveness.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series International Finance with number 0501004.

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Length: 24 pages
Date of creation: 28 Jan 2005
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpif:0501004

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Keywords: exchange rates; labor market; manufacturing; Turkey;

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  1. Burgess, Simon M & Knetter, Michael M, 1998. "An International Comparison of Employment Adjustment to Exchange Rate Fluctuations," Review of International Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 6(1), pages 151-63, February.
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  1. Hua, Ping, 2007. "Real exchange rate and manufacturing employment in China," China Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 18(3), pages 335-353.

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