Economics at your fingertips  

Exchange Rate Movements and its Local Effects: Turkey Case

Hasan Engin Duran ()

International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, 2016, vol. 6, issue 2, 442-449

Abstract: Aim of the current study is to investigate the impact of exchange rate movements on regional growth and inequalities across 26 NUTS-2 level regions in Turkey over a period 2004-2011. In terms of methodology, spatial-panel methods such as fixed and random effect estimators alligned with spatial autoregressive and error models were adopted. As an outcome, it has been shown that depreciation of Turkish lira creates an increasing effect on aggregate growth while its impact on regions are quite mixed. The industrialized Western regions are worsely affected. In these regions, depreciations create an increase in the cost items of companies, discouraging the production and output growth. Controversially, relatively less developed regions in Eastern parts are positively affected from depreciations, probably due to their improved export performances, following a depreciation, driven by a decrease in exported-good prices and increased competitiveness in foreign markets. This leads consequently to an improvement of convergence process

Keywords: Exchange Rate; Regional Growth; Spatial-Panel Models (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F31 F32 R11 R12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (1) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link) (application/pdf) (text/html)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Access Statistics for this article

International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues is currently edited by Ilhan Ozturk

More articles in International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues from Econjournals
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Ilhan Ozturk ().

Page updated 2022-05-12
Handle: RePEc:eco:journ1:2016-02-11