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R&D Intensive Goods Trade and Competitiveness of Turkey in the European Union Market

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  • Dilek Seymen

    (Dokuz Eylül University)

  • Baþak Gümüþtekin

    (Republic of Turkey Ministry of Economy)

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    This paper aims to measure trade competitiveness of Research and Development (R&D) intensive goods of Turkey in the European Union (EU) market, using different trade indices. Concentration Ratio (Michaely, 1958), Export-Import Commodity Composition Index (Muscatelli, 1991), Intra-Industry Trade Index (Grubel, Lloyd, 1971) and Sectoral-Bilateral Trade Intensity Ratios (Seymen, 2009) are calculated to analyze the technology composition of manufacturing goods trade between Turkey and the EU27. Revealed Comparative Advantage Index (Balassa, 1965), Marginal Intra-Industry Trade Index (Brulhart, 1994), and Sectoral-Bilateral Competitiveness Index (Seymen, 2009) are employed to gain insight about the bilateral competition between two parties. Thus, once the general situation related to the R&D intensive goods trade between Turkey and the EU is detected, it will be possible to draw some policy implications through a future study in the following phase, by identifying the value added structures, exterior input dependence and vertical-horizontal specialization levels of the goods revealed to have competitive advantage in this study.

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    Paper provided by Turkish Economic Association in its series Working Papers with number 2012/24.

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    Length: 46 pages
    Date of creation: 2012
    Handle: RePEc:tek:wpaper:2012/24
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