Public investment and regional politics: The case of Turkey

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Abstract

The determinants of the regional allocation of transportation and
communication investments are analysed for the twenty-six statistical
regions of Turkey for the years 1999 through 2011. A unique regional GVA
series covering this period is constructed for this purpose. We
specifically account for the possibility of dependence between
allocation decisions for different infrastructure types. Estimation
results strongly suggest that political bias has been present in the
allocation decisions of regional transportation and communication public
investments in Turkey.

Keywords: Public Infrastructure; Regional Policy; Investment Allocation.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMaastricht
PublisherUNU-MERIT
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

Publication series

SeriesUNU-MERIT Working Papers
Number020

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