The Turkish Economy: The Real Economy, Corporate Governance and Reform

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-03-29
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Including contributions from noted international scholars, this collection of papers provides a strong theoretical and empirical underpinning for the discussion of major public policy issues facing Turkey today. Matters addressed include: * Determinants of growth and productivity * Education and human capital accumulation * Income inequality * Corporate control and government * Performance of the government sector * Impact of major public policy issues on the future growth prospects of the Turkish economy. At a time when Turkey is currently attempting to gain membership to the European Union, this pertinent reference questions whether the country's economy is in fact ready for EU accession and membership.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Productivity and growth, 1923-2003p. 15
Income and consumption inequality in Turkey : what role does education play?p. 63
Female labor supply in Turkeyp. 92
A disaggregated analysis of price dynamicsp. 128
Capital structure decisions of Turkish firmsp. 149
Firm-level profitability, liquidity, and investmentp. 172
Ownership concentration and corporate performance of Turkish companiesp. 199
Privatization in Turkey : what has been achieved?p. 227
Political economy of pension reform in Turkeyp. 252
The Turkish banking sector : a rough ride from crisis to maturationp. 276
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