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Regional Economic Activity in Turkey: A New Economic Geography Approach

Mehmet Burak TURGUT.

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Abstract
This paper studies the spatial economic activity in Turkey and estimates the correlation between wages and consumer demand across NUTS1 regions of Turkey. First, simple market potential function is used to test whether closeness to larger markets has impact on wages. Second, Krugman (1993) economic geography model is estimated to see the agglomeration forces in Turkey. The results suggest that wages are higher in the regions close to larger markets and low trade costs and high share of expenditure on manufactured goods are the forces of agglomeration in Turkey.

Key words: Economic geography, market potential, regional disparities, Turkey. JEL Classification: F12, R12.



Türkiye'de Bölgesel Ekonomik Aktivite: Yeni Ekonomik Coğrafya Yaklaşımı

Özet
Bu çalışma Türkiye'deki mekansal ekonomik aktiviteyi ve Türkiye'nin NUTS1 olarak sınıflandırılmış bölgeleri üzerinde ücret ve müşteri talebi arasındaki ilişkiyi inceler. Öncelikle büyük pazarlara yakınlığın ücretler üzerindeki etkisini test etmek için pazar potansiyel fonksiyonu kullanılır. Daha sonra, Türkiye'deki yığılma kuvvetlerini anlamak için Krugman'ın (1993) ekonomik coğrafya modeli değerlendirilir. Elde edilen sonuçlar büyük pazarlara yakın olan bölgelerde ücretlerin yüksek olduğunu ve düşük ticari maliyetler ile tüketici giderleri içinde sanayi mallarının oranının yüksekliğinin Türkiye'deki yığılma kuvvetleri olduğunu önerir.

Anahtar Kelimeler: Ekonomik coğrafya, market potansiyeli, bölgesel farklılıklar, Türkiye. JEL Sınıflaması: F12, R12.


 
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