Testing for unconditional convergence of Turkish regions and provinces using a time series approach

Özkan, Pelin
This study investigates unconditional convergence of Turkish regions and provinces. A recently introduced time series procedure developed by Nahar and Inder (2002) is used to test the convergence hypothesis for the period 1975-2001. Both the Ordinary Least Square and the Seemingly Unrelated Regression techniques are applied to analyze convergence of sixty five provinces, seven geographical regions as well as 12 NUTS - 1 regions of Turkey. The empirical findings indicate that most of the cases yield no evidence of convergence, which is a general result stated by the other studies in the literature regarding Turkey.


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Citation Formats
P. Özkan, “Testing for unconditional convergence of Turkish regions and provinces using a time series approach,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2005.