Monthly Report No. 4/2017


Mahdi Ghodsi, Richard Grieveson, Julia Grübler and Oliver Reiter

wiiw Monthly Report No. 4, April 2017
48 pages including 2 Tables and 35 Figures

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  • Graph of the month: Turkey: Exchange rate Turkish lira vs. US dollar, 2007-2017; Foreign tourist arrivals 1987-2017, % change year on year (p. 1)
  • Opinion corner: What does the Turkish referendum result mean for the economy? (by Richard Grieveson; pp. 2-5)
  • Aggregating import tariff rates: a review of methodological approaches (by Oliver Reiter; pp. 7-11)
  • Trade effects of non-tariff measures: the ‘chlorinated chicken’ case (by Julia Grübler; pp. 12-18)
  • EU trade regulations and the WTO dispute settlement on hygienic poultry (by Mahdi Ghodsi; pp. 19-23)
  • Recommended reading (p. 24)
  • Statistical Annex: Monthly and quarterly statistics for Central, East and Southeast Europe (pp. 25-46)


Reference to wiiw databases: wiiw Annual Database, wiiw Monthly Database

Keywords: exchange rate, foreign tourist arrivals, constitutional referendum, policy implications, import tariffs, meat and poultry trade, non-tariff measures, poultry trade, WTO dispute settlement

Countries covered: Canada, European Union, Turkey, USA, EU-CEE

Research Areas: Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy, International Trade, Competitiveness and FDI