The determinants of capital flows: the turkish evidence

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This study investigates the domestic and external determinants of net capital flows to Turkey. The results of the Johansen cointegration analyses indicate that capital flows to Turkey increase in response to increases in domestic real interest rate, domestic real income growth, and budget balance; appreciation of domestic currency; and decreases in financial fragility and the US real interest rates. It can be said that, higher domestic real returns and improved country creditworthiness attract more foreign capital flows to Turkey. In addition, the decreases in world interest rates enable Turkey to enjoy higher capital flows. The findings are theory consistent and data-acceptable.


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Citation Formats
S. U. Kara, “The determinants of capital flows: the turkish evidence,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2007.