Investigating the Impact of Iran-Turkey Preferential Trade Agreement on Investment in Iran: A Dynamic GTAP Approach

Document Type : Original Article


1 Ph.D. Candidate in International Economics, Faculty of Economics and Management, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran

2 Assistant Professor of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Management, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran

3 Assistant Professor of Economics, Faculty of Management and Economics, Shahid Bahonar University, Kerman, Iran


Preferential trade agreements with major trade partners can play an important role in maintaining and deepening of current trade. The decision to invest is one of the key decisions in the field of economics and business. Turkey is one of Iran's important trading partners. This can lead to an increase in investment in Iran in order to attract foreign investors from Turkey to Iran, as well as lower the cost of imported inputs for domestic investors. This is especially important in the case of Iran. The present study intends to examine the effects of the trade agreement between Iran and Turkey (that is one of Iran's most important trading partners) on the amount of investment in agriculture, industry, and services since 2011- 2025 in Iran, so a preferential trade scenario for Iran is simulated according to the agreement. Preferential trade agreement between Iran and Turkey will facilitate trade relations, and this can lead to increased investment in Iran in order to attract foreign investors from Turkey, as well as lower the cost of imported inputs of domestic investors. The result of the agreement shows an increase in investment, and it is predicted that this investment will be made more in the production of industrial goods.


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