IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/say/journl/v1y2013i1p31-48.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

The Impact of Electricity Consumption on Economic Development in Turkey: A Geographically Weighted Regression Approach

Author

Listed:
  • Tugba Aslan

    () (Istanbul University)

  • Ayse Ari

    () (Istanbul University)

  • Fatma Zeren

    () (Inonu University)

Abstract

In this study, for NUTS 3 level region of Turkey, the relation between economic development level and electricity consumption in 2000 has been reviewed. The geographically weighted regression (GWR) that deals with interregional differences was used in this study. Empirical analyses carried out in this paper indicate that the electricity consumption affected the economic development positively both in local and global level. When the indicators of production factors and human capital were included in the model, all of them affected the economic development positively, both in local and global level. When the spatial distribution of local parameters has reviewed, the largest effect of electricity consumption on the economic development level was seen in the provinces which are located in the middle section that close to the western side of Turkey. The lowest effect was in the provinces located in the eastern and especially in the Southern East.

Suggested Citation

  • Tugba Aslan & Ayse Ari & Fatma Zeren, 2013. "The Impact of Electricity Consumption on Economic Development in Turkey: A Geographically Weighted Regression Approach," Research Journal of Politics, Economics and Management, Sakarya University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, vol. 1(1), pages 31-48, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:say:journl:v:1:y:2013:i:1:p:31-48
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://www.siyasetekonomiyonetim.org/index.php/seyad/article/view/20/8
    Download Restriction: no

    More about this item

    Keywords

    Geographically Weighted Regression; electricity consumption; Turkey; economic development;

    JEL classification:

    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
    • Q43 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - Energy and the Macroeconomy
    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:say:journl:v:1:y:2013:i:1:p:31-48. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Veli Yilanci). General contact details of provider: http://edirc.repec.org/data/iisautr.html .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.