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Regional Economic Activity in Turkey: A New Economic Geography Approach

Mehmet Burak TURGUT.

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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.



Trkiye'de Blgesel Ekonomik Aktivite: Yeni Ekonomik Corafya Yaklam

Özet
Bu alma Trkiye'deki mekansal ekonomik aktiviteyi ve Trkiye'nin NUTS1 olarak snflandrlm blgeleri zerinde cret ve mteri talebi arasndaki ilikiyi inceler. ncelikle byk pazarlara yaknln cretler zerindeki etkisini test etmek iin pazar potansiyel fonksiyonu kullanlr. Daha sonra, Trkiye'deki ylma kuvvetlerini anlamak iin Krugman'n (1993) ekonomik corafya modeli deerlendirilir. Elde edilen sonular byk pazarlara yakn olan blgelerde cretlerin yksek olduunu ve dk ticari maliyetler ile tketici giderleri iinde sanayi mallarnn orannn yksekliinin Trkiye'deki ylma kuvvetleri olduunu nerir.

Anahtar Kelimeler: Ekonomik corafya, market potansiyeli, blgesel farkllklar, Trkiye. JEL Snflamas: F12, R12.


 
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