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Dürdane Şirin Saraçoğlu

Department of Economics
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Do labour market policies reduce the informal economy more effectively than enforcement and deterrence?
Saraçoğlu, Dürdane Şirin (Elsevier BV, 2020-05-01)
In 2006, Turkish policymakers introduced new measures to reduce informality and encourage formality, in which the primary means of combatting informality were stricter enforcement of existing labor market laws and deterren...
Regional cost-of-living differentials, rural-urban migration, and the contribution to economic growth
Saraçoğlu, Dürdane Şirin; Roe, Terry L. (Wiley, 2019-04-01)
Using a multi-region, multi-sector dynamic model of an economy with rural-urban migration fit to Turkish data, this paper explores the evolution of each region's output and factor allocation as well as inter-regional dispa...
Early childhood education and investment in human capital formation: the case of Turkey in global perspective
Saraçoğlu, Dürdane Şirin; Karaoglan, Deniz (2019-03-21)
Drawing on cognitive science, child psychology, education and economics literature, this paper investigates the significance of early childhood development and highlights the value of investment in early childhood educatio...
Socio-Economic Factors Affecting Early Childhood Health: the Case of Turkey
Karaoglan, Deniz; Saraçoğlu, Dürdane Şirin (2018-06-01)
In this study we examine the association between parents' socioeconomic status (SES) and childhood health in Turkey, a middle income, developing country using the 2013 round of Demographic Health Survey (DHS) data set. In ...
Saraçoğlu, Dürdane Şirin; Memis, Emel; Voyvoda, Ebru; KIZILIRMAK, AYŞE BURÇA (Informa UK Limited, 2018-01-01)
This study investigates the feminization and defeminization trends in manufacturing employment in thirty countries from 1995 to 2011. Utilizing two separate methods, structural decomposition analysis (SDA) and factor conte...
Technological change, human capital, and absorptive capacity: Can Turkey escape the Middle Income Trap?
Yılmaz, Gökhan; Saraçoğlu, Dürdane Şirin (Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi (Ankara, Turkey), 2016-4)
In this study, we build an endogenous growth model around the idea that in order to escape the Middle Income Trap (MIT) and catch-up with the rich economies, a country in the MIT (like Turkey) needs to experience technol...
Climate change and irrigation in Turkey: A CGE approach
Dudu, Hasan; Cakmak, Erol H.; Saraçoğlu, Dürdane Şirin (2010-01-01)
Agricultural production is heavily dependent on water availability for increasing productivity and decreasing volatility in production. However climate change is expected to increase the sectoral competition for water reso...
Multisector Growth Models Theory and Application
ROE, TERRY L; Smith, Rodney BW; Saraçoğlu, Dürdane Şirin (Springer, 2010-01-01)
Migration and regional convergence: An empirical investigation for Turkey
Kirdar, Murat G.; Saraçoğlu, Dürdane Şirin (Wiley, 2008-11-01)
The standard growth model predicts that allowing labour mobility across regions would increase the speed of convergence in per capita income levels and that migration has a negative causal impact on regional growth rates. ...
The informal sector and tax on employment: A dynamic general equilibrium investigation
Saraçoğlu, Dürdane Şirin (2008-02-01)
This paper elaborates on the evolution of the informal sector vis-a-vis the evolution of agricultural and formal sectors in a developing country economy in process of growth. The analytical contribution of this essay exten...