nep-ara New Economics Papers
on Arab World
Issue of 2013‒08‒16
two papers chosen by
Paul Makdissi
University of Ottawa

  1. Trade Liberalization and Productivity Growth: A Recursive Dynamic CGE Analysis for Turkey By Dudu, Hasan; Cakmak, Erol H.
  2. Trade openness and investment in North Africa: A CGE application to deep and comprehensive free trade areas (DCFTAs) between the EU and respectively Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia By Boulanger, P.; Kavallari, A.; Rau, M.L.; Rutten, M.

  1. By: Dudu, Hasan; Cakmak, Erol H.
    Abstract: In this study, we analyze the effects of trade liberalization and productivity growth in agricultural activities on Turkey by using a dynamic CGE model calibrated to 2008 data. The simulation results suggest that Turkish economy is capable of accommodating the adverse effects of trade liberalization. There are significant welfare gains if trade liberalization is accompanied by the CAP payments in the accession scenario. Productivity increase in agri-food production by just decreasing food waste has prominent effects on welfare,trade and food security for the growing population.
    Keywords: Agricultural and Food Policy, International Relations/Trade, Production Economics, Productivity Analysis, Research Methods/ Statistical Methods,
    Date: 2013–06
  2. By: Boulanger, P.; Kavallari, A.; Rau, M.L.; Rutten, M.
    Keywords: Food Security and Poverty, International Relations/Trade, Public Economics,
    Date: 2013–06

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