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Business and Economics Research Journal
Title of Article:Effects of Foreign Direct Investments on Export Performance of Turkey: An Econometric Analysis
Author(s): Ismet Gocer, Sahin Bulut, M. Metin Dam
Volume: 3
Number: 2
Year: 2012
Page:21 – 40
ISSN:1309-2448
Abstract

Just like all developing countries, export is the locomotive of economic growth for Turkey. To maintain the high economic growth rate, increasing the export is of great importance. Turkey’s export target is 500 billion dollars for 2023. To achieve this goal, it needs foreign firms, which produce within the country and sell goods abroad. The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of inflows to Turkey foreign direct investment on the country’s export performance. In this study, the relationship between exports and foreign direct investment in Turkey has been studied by a bounds testing approach with using the monthly data for the period 2000-2010. According to empirical findings of the study, the series was found to be co-integrated. In the long term analysis, the effect of foreign direct investment on the export is positive and statistically significant. In the short term analysis, foreign direct investment affected the export after a period. The model’s error correction term has been worked.

Keywords:Foreign Direct Investments, Export Performance, Bounds Testing.

JEL Classification:F21, F23, F41.

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