Approval of the Graduate School of Social Sciences Prof.Dr.Sencer AyataDirector I certify that this thesis satisfies all the requirements as a thesis for thedegree of Doctor of Philosophy. Prof.Dr. Haluk ErlatHead of Department This is to certify that we have read this thesis and that in our opinion it isfully adequate, in scope and quality, as a thesis for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. Assoc.Prof.Dr.
Examining Committee Members
Assoc.Prof.Dr. Hakan Ercan (METU,ECON)Prof.Dr.Aysıt Tansel (METU,ECON)Assoc.Prof.Dr. Burak Günalp (HU,ECON)Assoc.Prof.Dr. Ramazan Sarı (AIBU,ECON)Dr. Murat Kırdar (METU,ECON)