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  • Ayşe İmrohoroğlu (a1), Selahattın İmrohoroğlu (a1) and Murat Üngör (a2)


This paper investigates the growth experience of one country in detail in order to enhance our understanding of important factors that affect economic growth. Using a two-sector model, we identify low productivity growth in the agricultural sector as the main reason for the divergence of income per capita between Turkey and its peer countries between 1968 and 2005. An extended model that incorporates distortions in the use of intermediate goods in producing agricultural output indicates that policies that have different effects across sectors and across time may be important in explaining the growth experience of countries.


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Address correspondence to: Murat Üngör, Research and Monetary Policy Department, Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey, İstiklal Caddesi 10, Ulus, 06100 Ankara, Turkey; e-mail:


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