Market Access and Regional Dispersion of Human Capital Accumulation in Turkey

Review of Development Economics, 2020

36 Pages Posted: 30 Nov 2020

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Burhan Can Karahasan

Piri Reis University - Department of Economics and Finance

Firat Bilgel

MEF University

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Date Written: October 7, 2020

Abstract

Building on the early advances in development economics, the theoretical construct of the New Economic Geography asserts that geography plays a crucial role in educational human capital accumulation. Based on this expectation, this study investigates the impact market access on provincial human capital accumulation in Turkey. Results indicate that market access matters for understanding why some regions lag behind others in terms of average years of schooling. Our results are robust to the inclusion of spatial mechanisms, different specifications of the spatial weight matrix, endogeneity and alternative measurements of market access and to a host of other factors that affect regional human capital accumulation.

Keywords: Human Capital; Market Access; Turkey

JEL Classification: R11; R12

Suggested Citation

Karahasan, Burhan Can and Bilgel, Firat, Market Access and Regional Dispersion of Human Capital Accumulation in Turkey (October 7, 2020). Review of Development Economics, 2020, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3707039 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3707039

Burhan Can Karahasan (Contact Author)

Piri Reis University - Department of Economics and Finance ( email )

Turkey

Firat Bilgel

MEF University ( email )

Ayaza─ča Cad. No.4 34396
Maslak - Sariyer
Istanbul
Turkey

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