Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/197029
Authors: 
Gömleksiz, Mustafa
Şahbaz, Ahmet
Mercan, Birol
Year of Publication: 
2017
Citation: 
[Journal:] Economies [ISSN:] 2227-7099 [Volume:] 5 [Year:] 2017 [Issue:] 3 [Pages:] 1-16
Abstract: 
Solow (1956) has made an essential contribution to the Neo-classical growth approach through the economic convergence hypothesis. It assumes that poorer countries' or regions' per capita incomes tend to grow at faster rates than the richer ones. Convergence could occur either among a group of economies with the same steady states or within regions in which their fundamental dynamics differ, and thus they exhibit multiple steady states. This study aims to investigate convergence with respect to GDP per capita across NUTS 2 regions in Turkey for the time period 2004-2014. In the convergence process, we also inquire into role of government in terms of regional government investments and fixed investment incentives. All the empirical results confirm the validity of the convergence hypothesis at a regional level. Also, in the context of the convergence process, it is possible to conclude that the role of government is likely to be decisive in solving regional economic disparities.
Subjects: 
regional economic convergence
regional incentives
government investments
regional economic disparities
panel data analysis
JEL: 
R11
R50
C23
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Article

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