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Structural Interdependence in the Turkish Economy: Sectoral Forward and Backward Linkage Effects and Energy Sector


  • Mehmet MERCAN

    () (Hakkari University)


Energy sector has great importance for producers and consumers. Turkish energy sector has been found as a leading sector in the analysis carried out in this paper by using input-output tables which are constructed by Turkish Statistical Institute (TUÄ°K) for certain periods. Turkey is one of the energy dependent countries. Sustainable development of the Turkish economy would be realized easily if this dependency can be reduced and the feature of being leading sector of energy sector can be utilized.

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  • Mehmet MERCAN, 2013. "Structural Interdependence in the Turkish Economy: Sectoral Forward and Backward Linkage Effects and Energy Sector," Research Journal of Politics, Economics and Management, Sakarya University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, vol. 1(2), pages 1-20, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:say:journl:v:1:y:2013:i:2:p:1-20

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    : Input-Output Analysis; Structural Interdependence; Energy Sector;

    JEL classification:

    • C67 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Input-Output Models
    • Q43 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - Energy and the Macroeconomy


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