An Anatomy of Firm-Level Productivity in Turkey in the AKP Era - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

An Anatomy of Firm-Level Productivity in Turkey in the AKP Era

Nergiz Dincer and Ayça Tekin-Koru


Date:
July, 2019

NO.
1318

Length:
37 pages

Publisher:
Economic Research Forum

Topic:
D2. Production and Organizations

The main aim of the current paper is to investigate the productivity dynamics of Turkey during the Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi (AKP) era to contribute to the ongoing discussions of long-term economic growth of the country, using a unique data set and firm-level granular productivity analysis. Furthermore, the deindustrialization of Turkey is scrutinized as a complement to the productivity analysis. Among a plethora of results, the following three are the most important ones in terms of their policy implications: (i) The aggregate productivity figures underestimated the productivity improvements in the manufacturing sector and overestimated the productivity losses in the services sector. (ii) The productivity growth of manufacturing sector in Turkey has been positive yet evolving towards medium-low tech manufacturing which displays the lowest productivity growth among all manufacturing sectors. (iii) While the surviving firms in the Turkish manufacturing sector have increased their own productivity in the AKP era, in the services sector surviving firms have a negative contribution to aggregate productivity growth.

Research Fellows

Nergiz Dincer

Professor, TED University, Turkey


Research Fellows

Ayça Tekin-Koru

Professor of Economics, TED University


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