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Free Zones in Turkey and Their Macroeconomic Effects

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  • Aykut Kibritcioglu

    (Ankara University)

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In this paper, the author presents a simple theoretical framework to discuss the potential contributions of free trade zones on the host country. Then, he mainly concentrates on the effects of free zones in Turkey on the Turkish economy. Note: This is the revised version of the paper which is presented at the seminar on "The Concepts and Instruments of the Economic Development in Turkey: A Model for Palestine?", October 26-30, 1995, Antalya, Turkey. (This Version: February 5, 1996)

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  • Aykut Kibritcioglu, 2003. "Free Zones in Turkey and Their Macroeconomic Effects," International Trade 0301001, EconWPA.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpit:0301001 Note: Type of Document - Microsoft Word / Acrobat Reader; prepared on Apple Macintosh; to print on any printer; pages: 25 ; figures: included
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    1. Chang Woon Nam & Doina Maria Radulescu, 2004. "Types of Tax Concessions for Attracting Foreign Direct Investment in Free Economic Zones," ERSA conference papers ersa04p174, European Regional Science Association.
    2. Aykut Kibritcioglu, 2005. "Serbest Bolgelerin Olasi Makroekonomik Etkileri ve Dusundurdukleri (= On Possible Macroeconomic Effects of Free Zones)," International Trade 0509009, EconWPA.

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    Keywords

    Free (trade) zones; export processing zones; foreign trade; Turkish economy;

    JEL classification:

    • O19 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - International Linkages to Development; Role of International Organizations
    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations

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