Expectations therefore increased by 8.9 points year-on-year and by 3.3 points month-on-month. 04/02/2014 - In January 2014, TEPE declined both month-on-month and year-on year and started the year in the negatives. The level of business activities decreased sharply compared to the past three months and last year. Retailers are hopeful about the future of their business, however. Expectations for orders, sales, and employment in the next three months were up. That for sales prices in the next three months also demonstrated a sharp increase. Retail confidence in the EU surged month-on-month and year-on-year and welcomed the year in the positive zone. In the fir [More]
The results of the TEPAV projects at the South Caucasus were discussed during the Forum 30/01/2014 - BERLIN – TEPAV attended the second edition of the South Caucasus Forum organized by the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF). The Forum which brought together experts and decision makers from the region was held in Berlin on 29-30 January 2014. The agenda of the sessions was economic projects that could support the solution of political deadlocks in the region. Themes included among others, regional transportation and trade opportunities, infrastructure investments, needs for economic reform, and the economic relations of actors such as the Eu [More]
The study suggests that the gender gap is smallest in Istanbul, Tunceli, Bolu, Düzce, and Eskişehir. 29/01/2014 - ANKARA - TEPAV prepared a gender equality scorecard for 81 provinces in Turkey. In the context of the study, a Local Gender Equality Index and a Local Gender Empowerment Index were developed and cities were compared on the basis of indicators such as the level of education and services provided for women. The study was carried out by TEPAV Research Associate Ülker Şener and Dr. Hülya Demirdirek, and was presented during a meeting in Ankara which hosted representatives from women’s organizations and female MPs. Presenting the study, Ülker Şener stated t [More]
TEPAV - EU Institute Director Nilgün Arısan Eralp authored the twelfth issues of the Turkey Policy Brief Series 24/01/2014 - "Although the ﬁftieth anniversary of Turkey-EU relations came and went without notice, the end of 2013 appeared to herald glimmers of hope for the relationship between the two parties. Although neither seemed to have made their mind up regarding the outcome of the relationship, they at least wanted to keep the process alive, and the atmosphere had started to be marked by a “cautious optimism.” After the rather harsh tone adopted in the “Political Criteria” section of the 2012 Progress Report for Turkey prepared by the European Commission – the most criti [More]
Evaluation Note / İdil Bilgiç Alpaslan & İrem Kızılca 24/12/2013 - "Despite being more expensive, air transportation enables exporting to more distant markets. However, the cost of transporting goods by air is exceptionally high for goods which are cheap and heavy. On the other hand, air freight costs are lower for high-technology products that are expensive and light-weight. Countries that employ air transportation effectively can reach a broader export market and enjoy a greater share of high-unit-value and low-weight high-technology products in their overall exports. This study compares the technological classification [More]
The Number of Registered Agricultural Workers Falls Below One Million The number of agricultural workers decreased in all provinces except Gaziantep.18/12/2013
ANKARA - As of August 2013, the number of registered agricultural workers decreased year-on-year by 10 percent (114,749 people), down to 986,334.
The TEPAV Employment Monitoring Bulletin reported that Samsun, Konya, and Balıkesir were the provi
Employment Statistics, Agriculture, Employment,
“EBRD Transition Report 2013” and Findings on Turkey EBRD says that time is on the side of democracy and reforms in transition countries and that Turkey can do more for economic institutions and structural transformation.04/12/2013
ANKARA – The Transition Report 2013 by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) was discussed with a meeting at TEPAV on Wednesday, 4 December 2013.
Piroska M. Nagy, Director for Country Strategy and Policy, and Oksana Antone
Reform, Growth, GDP, EBRD,