Convergence across provinces of Turkey: a spatial analysis

Aldan, Altan
The aim of this study is to analyze regional disparities and to test the convergence hypothesis across the provinces of Turkey. The study also attempts to analyze the spatial spillovers in the growth process of the provinces. The analyses cover the 1987-2001 period. Two alternative methodologies are used in the analyses. First, the methodology of β-convergence based on cross-sectional regressions is used and effects of spatial dependence are analyzed using spatial econometric techniques. Second, Markov chain analysis is used and spatial dependence is integrated using spatial Markov chains. Results of both methodologies signal nonexistence of convergence and existence of spatial spillovers in the growth process of provinces.


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Citation Formats
A. Aldan, “Convergence across provinces of Turkey: a spatial analysis,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2005.