Turkey at the Crossroads: From Crisis Resolution to EU Accession

Author/Editor: Moghadam, Reza ; Celasun, Oya ; Debrun, Xavier ; Griffiths, Mark E. L. ; Josefsson, Mats ; Keller, Christian ; Klingen, Christoph ; Lane, Chris ; Lim, Cheng Hoon ; Marston, David ; McGettigan, Donal ; Mody, Ashoka ; Ramirez Rigo, Ernesto ; Schindler, Martin ; Verghis, Mathew A.
Publication Date: September 19, 2005
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Summary: The key policy challenge for Turkey in the years ahead will be to enhance and consolidate the advances made since the nation’s 2000-01 economic crisis. Higher growth could reduce unemployment and raise living standards toward European Union levels. This paper reviews Turkey’s policy performance in terms of growth, inflation, debt, fiscal and financial sector reform, and labor markets. The analysis assesses the effectiveness of macroeconomic stabilization and structural reforms since the crisis and provides guideposts for future policy.
Series: Occasional Paper No. 242
Subject(s): Economic growth | Turkey | Inflation | Debt | Labor markets | Financial sector

Publication Date: September 19, 2005
ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-58906-386-0 / 0251-6365 Format: Paper
Stock No: S242EA Pages: 84
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