Domestic content of exports and the vertical specialization: an analysis for Turkish export, 1995-2011

Gündoğdu, Ceren
This thesis examines trends in domestic value added and vertical specialization of Turkish exports between the years 1995 and 2011. The World Input Output Database (WIOD) is used for calculation of domestic and foreign value added in Turkish exports by utilizing MATLAB programming. Furthermore, countries’ contributions to Turkish vertical specialization are calculated. The findings show that the vertical specialization of Turkey has risen in relevant period and hence it can be said that the integration into Global Value Chains (GVCs) has increased. Turkey has vertically specialized on mainly high-tech sectors. Moreover, Germany, China, Italy and France play important roles in foreign value added of Turkish exports. This study contributes the literature by being the first study to use the WIOD for the analysis of vertical specialization and domestic value added in Turkish exports between the years 1995 – 2011.


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Citation Formats
C. Gündoğdu, “Domestic content of exports and the vertical specialization: an analysis for Turkish export, 1995-2011,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2015.