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 This issue of TPQ takes up a myriad of issues that the Middle East is grappling with today: from protracted conflicts and the increasing complexity of proxy wars, to changing regional blocs and emerging powers. The Arab uprisings of 2011 remain an important fulcrum for the changing political landscape of the Middle East, and as many of our authors contend, the underlying problems and basic drivers...
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