The Liberalization of Transportation Services in the EU and Turkey by Subidey ToganThe Liberalization of Transportation Services in the EU and Turkey by Subidey Togan

The Liberalization of Transportation Services in the EU and Turkey

bySubidey Togan

Hardcover | July 23, 2016

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Transport costs have been, and still are, an important component of trade costs, which are one the major determinants of the volume of trade, and thus of gross domestic product (GDP) and GDP growth. Studies show that two of the main determinants of transport costs are regulatory frameworks intransport sectors and transport infrastructure. The productivity and competitiveness of goods and services firms depends largely on access to low-cost and high-quality transport services, and those services have a powerful influence on economic growth. Countries commit themselves to increasing the efficiency of transport services, which canlargely be achieved through increased competition and hence through liberalization of transport sectors. Since barriers to trade in transport services are typically regulatory in nature, this book provides a thorough discussion of international, regional, and country specific rules and regulationsin those sectors. Concentrating on the EU, and Turkey in particular, it considers rules and regulations in transport sectors. It shows that economic liberalization pursued unilaterally, multilaterally, or regionally has beneficial effects for Turkey, and that the benefits from such liberalizationare substantial. Furthermore, the volume shows that transport infrastructure is an important determinant of exports, and hence GDP and GDP growth.
Subidey Togan is Professor of Economics and the Director of the Centre for International Economics at Bilkent University, Turkey. His recent publications include Economic Liberalization and Turkey (Routledge, 2010), Turkey: Economic Reform and Accession to the European Union (with B. Hoekman, World Bank, 2005), and Macroeconomic Polici...
Title:The Liberalization of Transportation Services in the EU and TurkeyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.03 inPublished:July 23, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198753403

ISBN - 13:9780198753407

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Table of Contents

1. Transportation Costs, Trade, and Global Value Chains2. Transport Sectors in Turkey3. The Regulatory Framework in Road Freight Transportation4. The Regulatory Framework in Rail Transport Services5. The Regulatory Framework in Maritime Transportation6. The Regulatory Framework in Air Transportation7. Liberalizing Transport Sectors and the Effects of Infrastructure Development: The Turkish Case