Alumni

Dr. Mehmet Guney Celbis

Thesis:
Regional policies: convergence, trade and the allocation of public capital

Year: 2015

Promotor(s):
Joan Muysken, Peter Nijkamp & Denis de Crombrugghe

Abstract:
This dissertation presents four research papers. While three of these studies focus on the Turkish regional economies, one of them presents a meta-analysis on primary studies which in turn use data from all over the world. Each of these papers focuses on one of the following topics: convergence, trade, and the spatial allocation of public capital. The thesis presents novel evidence that public internet infrastructure increases the speed of convergence of a regional economy to its steady-state. Regarding trade, the results suggest that contrary to the theoretical assumption of symmetry, empirical research has generally estimated that infrastructure enhances exports more than it does imports. Results also point out to specific trade-related infrastructures and their roles in regional exports. The thesis also finds that infrastructure allocation in Turkey has been influenced by the political distances of regions to the central government during the period 1999-2011. Finally, the thesis reconciled a valuable regional output series for Turkey which was not previously available.

Selected publications by Mehmet Guney Celbis


Articles (journal, professional, popular)
Celbis, Mehmet Guney, 2021, `A Machine Learning Approach to Rural Entrepreneurship, Papers in Regional Science, More information
Celbis, Mehmet Guney, Denis de Crombrugghe & Joan Muysken, 2019, `Competition for Infrastructure Among Regions in Turkey, Bölgesel Arastirmalar Dergisi, 3, More information
Wong, Pui-hang & Mehmet Guney Celbis, 2019, `Human Rights, Income and International Migration, International Migration, 57, More information
Celbis, Mehmet Guney, Pui-hang Wong & Tatjana Guznajeva, 2018, `Regional integration and the economic geography of Belarus, Eurasian Geography and Economics, 59, More information
Celbis, Mehmet Guney & Denis de Crombrugghe, 2017, `Internet infrastructure and regional convergence, Papers in Regional Science, in press , More information
Celbis, Mehmet Guney & Serdar Turkeli, 2015, `Does Too Much Work Hamper Innovation? Evidence for Diminishing Returns of Work Hours for Patent Grants, Journal Global Policy and Governance, 4, More information
Celbis, Mehmet Guney, P. Nijkamp & Jacques Poot, 2015, `Infrastructure and Trade: A Meta-Analysis, Region, 1, More information


Book chapters
Celbis, Mehmet Guney, 2021, Applications of Machine Learning Models in Regional and Demographic Economic Analysis, in: William Cochrane, Michael P. Cameron, Omoniyi Alimi, Labor Markets, Migration, and Mobility: Essays in Honor of Jacques Poot, Springer, Singapore, 1, More information
Celbis, Mehmet Guney, P. Nijkamp & Jacques Poot, 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, London, UK, More information


UNU-MERIT Working Papers
Celbis, Mehmet Guney, Pui-hang Wong & Tatjana Guznajeva, 2018, The Eurasian customs union and the economic geography of Belarus: A panel convergence approach, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2018-029
Wong, Pui-hang & Mehmet Guney Celbis, 2015, Migration as a response to differences in human rights and income: A bilateral panel study, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2015-053
Celbis, Mehmet Guney & Denis de Crombrugghe, 2014, Can internet infrastructure help reduce regional disparities? Evidence from Turkey, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2014-078
Celbis, Mehmet Guney & Serdar Turkeli, 2014, Does too much work hamper innovation? Evidence for diminishing returns of work hours for patent grants, Published in the Journal Global Policy and Governance, Vol 4, No 1, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2014-053
Celbis, Mehmet Guney, P. Nijkamp & Jacques Poot, 2014, Infrastructure and the international export performance of Turkish regions, This paper is published as: 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, pp. 319 - 350, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2014-021
Celbis, Mehmet Guney, Denis de Crombrugghe & Joan Muysken, 2014, Public investment and regional politics: The case of Turkey, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2014-020
Celbis, Mehmet Guney, P. Nijkamp & Jacques Poot, 2013, How big is the impact of infrastructure on trade? Evidence from meta-analysis, Published as "Infrastructure and Trade: A Meta-Analysis", 2014, Region, Vol. 1, No. 1, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2013-032


External working papers
Celbis, Mehmet Guney, 2019, A Summary of Selected Innovation-Related Indicators for Turkey, This descriptive departmental brief presents the current trends in the innovation-related indicators for Turkey through a spatial and time-series approach, More information


Conference contributions
Wong, Pui-hang, Mehmet Guney Celbis, Karima Kourtit & Peter Nijkamp, 2021, Nature as a source of urban resilience, ReGrowEU International Conference, Iasi, 7-11 October, 2021, More information
Celbis, Mehmet Guney, Pui-hang Wong, Karima Kourtit & Peter Nijkamp, 2020, Innovativeness as a Product of Work-related and Place-based Conditions: Results of a Spatial Econometric and Machine Learning Approach, The 67th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, More information


Theses
Celbis, Mehmet Guney, 2015, Regional policies: convergence, trade and the allocation of public capital, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University, More information

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