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Turkey's competitiveness in the European Union: A comparison with five candidate countries - Bulgaria, The Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania - and the EU15

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  • Bahri Yilmaz

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The main purpose of this paper is to examine the international competitiveness of the Turkish economy and the structure of specialisation in foreign trade in comparison with the five EU candidate countries Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Poland and the EU/15. This research work attempts to find out Turkey's ability to overcome difficulties and challenges that might arise from the hard competition with the enlarged EU, mainly in the field of foreign trade.

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  • Bahri Yilmaz, 2003. "Turkey's competitiveness in the European Union: A comparison with five candidate countries - Bulgaria, The Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania - and the EU15," Eastward Enlargement of the Euro-zone Working Papers wp12, Free University Berlin, Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, revised 01 Feb 2003.
  • Handle: RePEc:ezo:ezppap:wp12
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    1. Finger, J M & Kreinin, M E, 1979. "A Measure of 'Export Similarity' and Its Possible Uses," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 89(356), pages 905-912, December.
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    1. Iheb FRIJA, 2008. "La compétitivité de l'industrie d'habillement tunisienne. Atouts et limites (The tunisian clothing industry competitiveness : assets and limits)," Working Papers 200, Laboratoire de Recherche sur l'Industrie et l'Innovation. ULCO / Research Unit on Industry and Innovation.
    2. repec:agr:journl:v:6(595)(supplement):y:2014:i:6(595)(supplement):p:295-309 is not listed on IDEAS

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    Keywords

    International Competitiveness of Turkish Economy; EU 15; EU Candidate Countries;

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    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration

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