OECD Regional Development Working Papers

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2073-7009 (online)
DOI :
10.1787/20737009
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Working papers from the Regional Development Policy Division of the OECD cover a full range of topics including regional statistics and analysis, urban governance and economics, rural governance and economics, and multi-level governance. Depending on the programme of work, the papers can cover specific topics such as regional innovation and networks, the determinants of regional growth or fiscal consolidation at the sub-national level.
 

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Author(s):
Olaf Merk1, Oguz Bagis
Author Affiliations
  • 1: OECD, France

Publication Date
20 Feb 2013
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No:
2013/01
Pages
41
DOI
10.1787/5k4c43014plt-en

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This working paper offers an evaluation of the performance of the port of Mersin, an analysis of the impact of the port on its territory and an assessment of policies and governance in this field. It examines port performance over the last decades and identifies the principal factors that have contributed to it. The effect of the ports on economic and environmental questions is studied and quantified where possible. The value added of the port cluster of Mersin is calculated and its interlinkages with other economic sectors in Turkey delineated. The major policies governing the ports are assessed, along with policies governing transport and economic development, the environment and spatial planning. These include measures instituted by the port authorities, as well as by local, regional and national governments. Governance mechanisms at these different levels are described and analysed. Based on the report’s findings, recommendations are proposed with a view to improving port performance and increasing the positive effects of the port of Mersin on its territory.
Keywords:
urban growth, inter-regional trade, ports, regional development, input-output, regional growth, transportation
JEL Classification:
  • D57: Microeconomics / General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium / Input–Output Tables and Analysis
  • L91: Industrial Organization / Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities / Transportation: General
  • R11: Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics / General Regional Economics / Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
  • R12: Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics / General Regional Economics / Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity
  • R15: Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics / General Regional Economics / Econometric and Input–Output Models; Other Models
  • R41: Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics / Transportation Systems / Transportation: Demand, Supply, and Congestion; Safety and Accidents; Transportation Noise