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Determination Of Key Sectors In Turkish Economy By Using Input-Output Analysis


  • ORALHAN Burcu

    (Nuh Naci Yazgan University)


    (Erciyes University)


    (Erciyes University)


The purpose of this study is to determine the key economic sectors by using Leontief input-output analysis in the deriving backward and forward linkages for all sectors in the Turkish economy for the year 2011. It is important to contribute to public policies aimed at development of the national economy according to the results reached in our study. The key economic sectors, according to their direct or indirect forward and backward linkage indices, are Textiles and Textile Products, Chemicals and Chemical Products, Basic Metals and Fabricated Metal, Electricity, Gas and Water Supply, Other Supporting and Auxiliary Transport Activities; Activities of Travel Agencies. Investments primarily in these sectors may increase economic mobility.

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  • ORALHAN Burcu & ALTAY TOPCU Betül & SÃœMERLÄ° SARIGÃœL Sevgi, 2016. "Determination Of Key Sectors In Turkish Economy By Using Input-Output Analysis," Revista Economica, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Faculty of Economic Sciences, vol. 68(1), pages 178-192, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:blg:reveco:v:68:y:2016:i:1:p:178-192

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    Leontief Input-Output Analysis; Key Sectors; Forward-Backward Linkages Coefficients;

    JEL classification:

    • C67 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Input-Output Models
    • D57 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Input-Output Tables and Analysis
    • O11 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development


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