DO EXPORTS EXPLAIN INDUSTRIAL AGGLOMERATION AND REGIONAL DISPARITIES IN TURKEY?
Article first published online: 9 MAY 2011
Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal of International Development
Volume 26, Issue 4, pages 471–491, May 2014
How to Cite
Akkemik, K. A. and Göksal, K. (2014), DO EXPORTS EXPLAIN INDUSTRIAL AGGLOMERATION AND REGIONAL DISPARITIES IN TURKEY?. J. Int. Dev., 26: 471–491. doi: 10.1002/jid.1783
- Issue published online: 4 MAY 2014
- Article first published online: 9 MAY 2011
- Manuscript Accepted: 11 FEB 2011
- Manuscript Revised: 4 FEB 2011
- Manuscript Received: 12 NOV 2010
- new trade theory;
- new economic geography;
- neoclassical theory
Along with an increasing integration with global goods and services markets, regional centres of industrial development have emerged in Turkey. Global linkages may play an important role in regional disparities in a developing country like Turkey through the determination of the locations of industries. This paper examines to what extent global linkages, operationalised by export performance, impact on agglomeration economies and regional disparities in industrial production and industrial employment in Turkey. To this end, using province-level industrial data, panel regressions are run to analyse the determinants of disparities and agglomeration in terms of industrial value added and employment by adding the size of exports as an explanatory variable. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.