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Agricultural Productivity And Growth In Turkey


  • İmrohoroğlu, Ayşe
  • İmrohoroğlu, Selahattın
  • Üngör, Murat


This paper investigates the growth experience of one country in detail in order to enhance our understanding of important factors that affect economic growth. Using a two-sector model, we identify low productivity growth in the agricultural sector as the main reason for the divergence of income per capita between Turkey and its peer countries between 1968 and 2005. An extended model that incorporates distortions in the use of intermediate goods in producing agricultural output indicates that policies that have different effects across sectors and across time may be important in explaining the growth experience of countries.

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  • İmrohoroğlu, Ayşe & İmrohoroğlu, Selahattın & Üngör, Murat, 2014. "Agricultural Productivity And Growth In Turkey," Macroeconomic Dynamics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 18(5), pages 998-1017, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:cup:macdyn:v:18:y:2014:i:05:p:998-1017_00

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    1. So Kubota, 2020. "Culture, Gender, and Structural Transformation: The Case of Turkey," Working Papers 1925, Waseda University, Faculty of Political Science and Economics.
    2. Sasaki, Hiroaki, 2020. "Is growth declining in the service economy?," Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, Elsevier, vol. 53(C), pages 26-38.
    3. Alistair Dieppe, 2021. "Global Productivity," World Bank Publications - Books, The World Bank Group, number 34015, December.

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