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Foreign Direct Investment in Emerging Markets: The Case of the Turkish Economy


  • Talat Ulussever

    (Benedict College)


This study examines the macroeconomic effect of FDI on the Turkish economy. We construct a basic macro model and use regression analysis to explore the possible effects of FDI on the Turkish economy through domestic investment, private consumption, exports, and imports. We use data from 1960 to 2000 and find that FDI has a statistically significant positive effect on domestic investment, exports, and imports. On the other hand, FDI has no statistically significant effect on private consumption.

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  • Talat Ulussever, 2004. "Foreign Direct Investment in Emerging Markets: The Case of the Turkish Economy," Journal of Economic Insight (formerly the Journal of Economics (MVEA)), Missouri Valley Economic Association, vol. 30(2), pages 51-67.
  • Handle: RePEc:mve:journl:v:30:y:2004:i:2:p:51-67

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    JEL classification:

    • C30 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - General
    • E20 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • F21 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements


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