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Turkish Economic Policies and External Dependency

Author(s): Murat Çimen, Filiz Katman
Contributors: Murat Cimen, Hasan Saygin;

Book Description

Since the 1950s, the Turkish economy has periodically been facing crises. Decisions taken after crisis do not only have economic effects, but also social, political and diplomatic consequences.

For the country, total independence was considered the main principle; economic independence was one of the substantial criteria of that principle, and economic policies were based on it.

In this book, the economic independency level at which governments can take independent decisions is defined in terms of macroeconomic variables, on which the proposed model is based and developed.

The book aims to analyse the economic policies of Turkey, from an economic dependency perspective; identify the macroeconomic variables affecting economic dependency; and develop an alternative economic policy, taking all of these points into consideration.

Therefore, in order to structure the proposed model and to define policies, it is crucial to discuss economic policies, particularly in the post-1980 world; their consequences and impacts on Turkey; crises and the main variables under which they occurred; and to compare the economic policies of the Republic period and their consequences as well.

The book intends to develop an independent economic structure so that Turkey can act in her own interests.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-4469-7
ISBN-10: 1-4438-4469-1
Date of Publication: 01/04/2013
Pages / Size: 150 / A5
Price: £39.99


Hasan Saygın is Professor of Engineering, specializing in Applied Sciences, and Advisor to the Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the Istanbul Aydin University. He received his PhD from the École Polytechnique de Montréal, Institut de Génie Énergétique at the Université de Montréal, and his MSc in Nuclear Energy from Istanbul Technical University. He is the author of Geo-Energy Perspective: Geo-Energy Space in EU Context.

Murat Çimen is Executive Vice President of the Investment Banking Department at the Nurol Investment Bank. He received his PhD degree from the Department of National and International Security Strategies, Institute of Strategic Research, Turkish War College in 2011; and completed another PhD in Graduate Studies in Science and Engineering at the Civil Engineering Geotechnical Department, Bogazici University in 2004.