Dr. Mehmet Guney Celbis

Affiliated researcher

Güney Celbiş (PhD UNU-MERIT, 2015) is an affiliated researcher at UNU-MERIT, and an assistant professor and graduate studies coordinator at Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey. 


Email: mehmet.celbis@yeditepe.edu.tr

Research interests:

- Tree-based machine learning models for socioeconomic analysis

- Urban and rural economies and spatial economics

- Spatial effects and intepretable machine learning tools


Journal Publications:                                        

  • Celbis, M. G. (2022). "Unemployment in Rural Europe: A Machine Learning Perspective." Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy       (SSCI-Q2)
  • Celbis, M. G., Wong, P., Kourtit, K., Nijkamp, P. (2022). "Impacts of the COVID-19 Outbreak on Older-Age Cohorts in European Labor Markets: A Machine Learning Exploration of Vulnerable Groups." Regional Science, Policy & Practice.                                                                                (ESCI)
  • Nijkamp, P., Kourtit, K., Celbiş, M. G. (2022). " Spotlight on the Region: Analytical Contributions on Regional Development." (Special Issue in honor of Roger Stough,  Editorial Introduction) The Annals of Regional Science.                                                                                        (SSCI-Q1)
  • Celbis, M. G. (2021). "A Machine Learning Approach to Rural Entrepreneurship." Papers in Regional Science                         (SSCI-Q1)
  • Celbis, M. G., Wong, P., Kourtit, K., Nijkamp, P. (2021). "Innovativeness, Work Flexibility, and Place Characteristics: A Spatial Econometric and Machine Learning Approach." Sustainability                              (SSCI-Q2)
  • Celbis, M. G. (2021). "Social Networks, Female Unemployment, and the Urban-Rural Divide in Turkey: Evidence from Tree-Based Machine Learning Algorithms." Sosyoekonomi                                              (ESCI)
  • Celbis, M. G. (2021). "The regional and industrial dimensions of gender inequality in firm top management positions: A classification tree and random forest analysis." Business & Management Studies: An International Journal9(2), 439-455 (in Turkish).          
  • Aydoğan, E.T., Karadeniz, E.E, Celbiş, M. G. (2021). "Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Regional Development in Turkey: Findings Obtained from Machine Learning Approaches." Ekonomi, Politika ve Finans Araştırmaları Dergisi. 6(3) 882-911 (in Turkish).
  • Wong, P, and Celbis, M. G. (2019). "Human rights, income, and international migration." International Migration                         (SSCI-Q2)
  • Celbis, M. G., Wong, P., and Guznajeva, T. (2019). "Regional integration and the economic geography of Belarus." Eurasian Geography and Economics.                                                                            (SSCI-Q1)
  • Celbis, M. G., and de Crombrugghe, D. (2018). "Internet infrastructure and regional convergence: Evidence from Turkey." Papers in Regional Science.                                                                                        (SSCI-Q1)
  • Celbis, M. G., Nijkamp, P., and Poot, J. (2014). "Infrastructure and Trade: A meta-analysis." Region                                                          (Scopus-Q2)
  • Celbis, M. G., and Turkeli, S. (2015). "Does too much work hamper innovation? Evidence for diminishing returns of work hours for patent grants." Journal - Global Policy and Governance.                                                                                                      (Featured in Research Professional)
  • Celbis, M. G., de Crombrugghe, D., and Muysken, J. (2019). "Competition for Infrastructure Among Regions in Turkey." Bölgesel Arastirmalar Dergisi, 3 (2), 115-161.                                                                                                                                          

Book Chapters:                                                                              

  • Celbis, M.G. (2021). "Applications of Machine Learning Models in Regional and Demographic Economic Analysis: A Literature Survey." In: Cochrane W., Cameron M.P., Alimi O. (eds) Labor Markets, Migration, and Mobility: Essays in Honor of Jacques Poot. New Frontiers in Regional Science: Asian Perspectives. Springer, Singapore.      
  • Celbis, M. G., Nijkamp, P., and Poot, J. (2015). "Infrastructure and the international export performance of Turkish regions." in A. A. Batabyal and P. Nijkamp (eds), The Region and Trade: New Analytical Directions, World Scientific.                                                                                                                                                     


  • Celbis, M. G. "A Summary of Selected Innovation-Related Indicators for Turkey." Yeditepe University Economics Notes 2019-3.       


In Media:

  • Research Professional article about the study “Does too much work hamper innovation? Evidence for diminishing returns of work hours for patent grants.”


    Selected publications by Mehmet Guney Celbis