Saturday, October 18, 2008

Reads of the day: Special Turkish edition

Turkey becomes non-permanent member of the UN security council

A forthcoming paper in World Development finds that export decisions of Turkish manufacturing firms depend on exporting history, with the recent past weighing much more heavily: It'd be really nice if they dwell on the reasons in future research and distinguish between competing explanations, but you'd need a different database than the one they are using for that. I am also thinking that, after having mentioned Turkish firm-level databases twice in a row, I should write an introduction on what is out there.

Case analysis of the Turkey-US WTO rice dispute

Case study of Turkish automobile and consumer electronics industries (two major exporters)

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