Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

Two important developments are affecting all world economies today: rapid advances in technologies and globalization. Both of these developments provide great opportunities for middle-income countries, like Turkey, but also present some pitfalls. Those with skilled work forces, those that encourage foreign direct investment and above all those that provide a good institutional environment for new businesses to flourish can take advantage of these developments and quickly advance from being a middle income country to being a high income country. Those that fail in this endeavor may see themselves sliding down in the ranks...Please click here to read the text in full.
 

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Daron Acemoğlu
Daron Acemoğlu
From the Desk of the Editor Over the last couple of years, Turkey has weathered multiples storms in close succession: two general elections that took place in a polarized political climate, an escalation of the Turkey-PKK conflict, a crisis with Russia, the 2016 failed coup attempt followed by state of emergency measures, and the continued threat of terrorist attacks. The aftermath of the constitutional referendum in April...
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