Deliverable 6 2 Detailed Policy Impact Model Sharing Knowledge Assets InteRregionally Cohesive NeigHborhoods SEARCH EU FP7 Project

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Technical Report, pp.1-103, 2013

  • Publication Type: Other Publication / Technical Report
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-103
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This report provides a detailed description of the economic model that has been developed for estimating the likely impacts of certain policy prescriptions arising from research results of earlier work packages. The specific model construct chosen is the GMR (Geographic Macro and Regional) modeling approach that has been applied earlier for Cohesion policy and EU Framework Program impact analyses at the levels of European regions, the European Union and Hungary.

The particular country chosen for impact analysis is Turkey. This choice is motivated by practical reasons: availability and reliability of data for modeling. Though data collection for Turkey is not a process without difficulties the situation in this respect is relatively more advantageous there as compared to other ENP countries (with the exception of Israel which cannot be considered as a typical ENP country for other reasons). Turkey is an accession country but in several respects its economic, social and cultural features make this country reasonably comparable to many of the ENP countries. In this report we introduce GMR-Turkey.

Its applications in actual policy analyses will be reported in working papers and in another