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Openness to trade and structural changes in the sources of economic growth and labour demand in Turkey


  • Oner Guncavdi
  • Suat Kucukciftci

    () (Istanbul Technical University)


A diferencia de las expectativas bajo el enfoque neoclasicas detras del programa de ajuste estructural, algunos estudios de Turquia han demostrado que el cambio de politica en 1980 causo una disminucion en el empleo. Los resultados muestran que la estrategia de industrializacion de Turquia no puede ser considerada como estrategia de industrializacion impulsada por las exportaciones. La produccion adicional creada por las exportaciones ha sido muy limitada durante el periodo posterior a la liberalizacion. Sin embargo, la demanda interna final ha seguido siendo el factor mas dominante de crecimiento de la produccion. Un resultado sorprendente de este documento aparece en el periodo de 1985-1990, en la sustitucion de importaciones en la demanda final de crecimiento del producto creado especialmente en la tecnologia de manufactura intensiva y otros sectores manufactureros. Sin embargo, la penetracion de importaciones de bienes finales e intermedios son factores importantes para la creacion de la desindustrializacion

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  • Oner Guncavdi & Suat Kucukciftci, 2011. "Openness to trade and structural changes in the sources of economic growth and labour demand in Turkey," EconoQuantum, Revista de Economia y Negocios, Universidad de Guadalajara, Centro Universitario de Ciencias Economico Administrativas, Departamento de Metodos Cuantitativos y Maestria en Economia., vol. 8(1), pages 7-34, Julio-Dic.
  • Handle: RePEc:qua:journl:v:8:y:2011:i:1:p:7-34

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    Structural changes; employment; input-output; trade reform; Turkey.;

    JEL classification:

    • D57 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Input-Output Tables and Analysis
    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
    • O16 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Financial Markets; Saving and Capital Investment; Corporate Finance and Governance
    • R15 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Econometric and Input-Output Models; Other Methods


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