Relative Price and Technology Components of Import Liberalization in Turkey: 1973-1996

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G. Günlük-Şenesen and Ü. Şenesen, “Relative Price and Technology Components of Import Liberalization in Turkey: 1973-1996,” ODTÜ Gelişme Dergisi, vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 367–390, 2005, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: