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On the Path to High-Income Status or to Middle-Income Trap: The Turkish Economy in Search of Its Future

  • Ahmet Faruk Aysan
  • Mehmet Babacan
  • Nurullah Gur
  • Hatice Karahan
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Abstract

The growth episode of the Turkish economy in the 2000s was written based on two integrated fundamentals: fixing the deteriorating dynamics and implementing further reforms to stimulate economic activity. This basic formula led to attractive rates of economic growth, fueled particularly by domestic private investments along with revived consumption and exports. Integrated with the political stability established by single-party governments in the post-2002 period, the improving economic outlook also helped Turkey enjoy record levels of foreign investment, adding momentum to the growth story.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ahmet Faruk Aysan
    • 1
  • Mehmet Babacan
    • 2
  • Nurullah Gur
    • 2
  • Hatice Karahan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Economics, School of Management and Administrative SciencesIstanbul Sehir UniversityIstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Economics and Finance, School of BusinessIstanbul Medipol UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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