Turkey has a longstanding problem of uneven economic development across its regions. This column explores the interactions between the market access of central and remote parts of the country, the varying levels of human capital accumulation in those places, and the wage returns to education. The research evidence indicates the potential of regional policy to reduce inequalities.
Burhan Can KarahasanAssociate Professor in Economics at the Piri Reis University
Burhan Can Karahasan is an Associate Professor in Economics at the Piri Reis University, Turkey. Formerly he worked as a Research Fellow for the University of Barcelona (2009-2010) and as a Visiting Fellow for London School of Economics and Political Science-European Institute, Research on South Eastern Europe (LSEE, 2014-2015). His main area of research is development and regional economics, with special focus on the spatial imbalances and its influence on the inclusive growth and development. Dr. Karahasan received the PhD Award of Turkish Economic Association in 2010 and the Ibn Khaldun Research Prize of Middle East and Economic Association (joint with Firat Bilgel) in 2013. Karahasan publishes on peer review journals such as Journal of Conflict Resolution, International Regional Science Review, International Review of Economics and Finance, Social Science and Medicine and Review of Urban and Regional Development Studies.