Railroads and agricultural productivity in Turkey, 1913-1980

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A joint project with Gunes Asik (TOBB-ETU) and Mahmut Ablay (McGill).

Based on a novel dataset of GIS based railroads and crop productivity at district data between 1913-1980, we investigate the effects of railroad access on productivity. We pay attention to heterogenous effects and its correlates.

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Ulaş Karakoç
Ulaş Karakoç
Assistant Professor of Economics