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Free Zones in Turkey and Their Macroeconomic Effects


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  • Aykut Kibritcioglu

    (Ankara University)


In this paper, the author presents a simple theoretical framework to discuss the potential contributions of free trade zones on the host country. Then, he mainly concentrates on the effects of free zones in Turkey on the Turkish economy. Note: This is the revised version of the paper which is presented at the seminar on "The Concepts and Instruments of the Economic Development in Turkey: A Model for Palestine?", October 26-30, 1995, Antalya, Turkey. (This Version: February 5, 1996)

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series International Trade with number 0301001.

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Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: 15 Jan 2003
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpit:0301001

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Keywords: Free (trade) zones; export processing zones; foreign trade; Turkish economy;

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  1. Aykut Kibritcioglu, 2005. "Serbest Bolgelerin Olasi Makroekonomik Etkileri ve Dusundurdukleri (= On Possible Macroeconomic Effects of Free Zones)," International Trade 0509009, EconWPA.
  2. Chang Woon Nam & Doina Maria Radulescu, 2004. "Types of Tax Concessions for Attracting Foreign Direct Investment in Free Economic Zones," CESifo Working Paper Series 1175, CESifo Group Munich.


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