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Speculation-led growth and fragility in Turkey: Does EU make a difference or "can it happen again"?

Onaran, Özlem (2006) Speculation-led growth and fragility in Turkey: Does EU make a difference or "can it happen again"? Department of Economics Working Paper Series, 93. Inst. für Volkswirtschaftstheorie und -politik, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna.

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to analyze the pattern of speculation-led growth in Turkey. It is dependent on international capital flows, whose continuity becomes more and more critical given the current account deficit, which is estimated to reach 6.1% as a ratio to GDP at the end of 2005. The paper assesses the sustainability of this speculation-led growth in the context of EU enlargement and compares the current state of fragility with former crises in Turkey as well as in East Asia and Latin America. Following a severe financial crisis in 2001, Turkey has entered a new phase of fragile growth led by boom-euphoric expectations. The paper aims at explaining this new phase and the evolution of the risk perceptions of both the creditors as well as the debtors in this "speculation game" based on the post-Keynesian/Minskyan concepts of endogenous expectations and financial fragility. (author's abstract)

Item Type: Paper
Keywords: financial fragility / Post-Keynesian / current account deficit / EU enlargement
Classification Codes: RVK QG 500 ; JEL E12, G15, G32, O52
Divisions: Departments > Volkswirtschaft
Depositing User: Repository Administrator
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2006 15:06
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2011 11:02
WU Online Catalog: http://onlinekatalog.wu.ac.at/F?func=find-b&reques...
URI: http://epub.wu.ac.at/id/eprint/1118

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