Mehmet, Babacan (2011): Whither an axis shift: A perspective from Turkey's foreign trade. Published in: Insight Turkey , Vol. 13, No. 1 (January 2011): pp. 129-157.
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Our analysis will discuss Turkey’s changing direction, if any, in terms of its trade orientation. This paper argues that Turkey’s trade sector has maintained its long-standing direction towards the major European Union (EU) member countries with only minor setbacks, while new dimensions in bilateral trade have emerged not only due to Turkey’s changing foreign policy considerations but also global economic transformations. Moreover, this paper argues that Turkey’s trade partners are subject to these changes, as the epicentre of the global economy shifts, i.e. to the East.
In the first section, a brief introduction with regards to Turkey’s foreign trade under the AK Party’s administration -since 2002 will be provided. The second section will discuss the scope of regional and worldwide changes in trade patterns and analyze the recent shift in Turkey’s trade orientation in the context of Asia’s economic and political rise in early 21st century. The Third section will focus on the role of political dynamics in Turkey’s trade sector and structural issues.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Whither an axis shift: A perspective from Turkey's foreign trade|
|English Title:||Whither an Axis Shift: A Perspective from Turkey's Foreign Trade|
|Keywords:||Foregin trade, economic policy|
|Subjects:||F - International Economics > F1 - Trade > F15 - Economic Integration
F - International Economics > F5 - International Relations and International Political Economy > F59 - Other
F - International Economics > F1 - Trade > F14 - Empirical Studies of Trade
|Depositing User:||Mehmet Babacan|
|Date Deposited:||07. Apr 2011 07:57|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 13:30|
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