I am an economist specializing in international trade and the EU-Turkey customs union. I also work on political economics, especially the relationship between regime-type and population health.
I am Professor in Economics at Hacettepe University.
I was a Jean-Monnet scholar at the London School of Economics during my doctoral studies.
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1. I recently received Hacettepe University's 2018 Science Award in the field of Social Science and Humanities (with Simon Wigley)
2. Just published - The Dynamics of Growth in Emerging Economies: The Case of Turkey (Routledge, 2019). Co-edited by myself and Selim Çağatay.
THE DYNAMICS OF GROWTH IN EMERGING ECONOMIES: THE CASE OF TURKEY (ROUTLEDGE)
Edited by Arzu Akkoyunlu-Wigley & Selim Çağatay
How can Turkey increase its medium- and long-term growth potential? Despite episodes of fast growth, this has become a vital question for the Turkish economy, in order to avoid being stuck in a middle-income trap. There has been an increase in the number of studies presenting growth in Turkey and quantifying the sources of economic growth, however, due to the difference in the main underlying assumptions and the time period covered in these studies, the results differ. The second strand of literature on growth in Turkey identifies the relative underperformance of the Turkish economy by developing models with microeconomic foundations.
Given the fact that there are a large number of studies investigating the macro dynamics of growth in Turkey, the book’s unique focus on the "neglected" issues in growth discussions closes the gap in the existing literature It addresses the micro, macro, regional and gender aspects, the environment-energy-growth nexus, as well as the microeconomic dynamics of growth. It also analyses the other significant determinants of long run growth in Turkey such as import dependency and saving-investment decision. The authors provide a macro overview of all of the precluded subjects in order to evaluate them in relation to one other, as well as to derive policy conclusions from them.
EDUCATION IN TURKEY (WAXMANN)
November 21, 2008
Edited by Arnd-Michael Nohl, Arzu Akkoyunlu-Wigley, & Simon Wigley
This book represents a major study of the development and present state of education in Turkey. Turkey offers a unique context for studying education because of the tensions that exist between secularization and Islam, top-down social engineering and democratization, and economic growth and social justice. Education in Turkey brings together some of the leading educationalists in Turkey, as well as a number of scholars from other disciplines. The topics covered include the development and structure of primary, secondary, vocational and adult education, the role of education in shaping citizenship and national identity, human capital, economic growth and educational inequalities.
50 YILINDA HACETTEPE İKTISAT
Üniversitemizin kurucu birimlerinden olan bölümümüz, 2017 yılında, 50. kuruluş yıldönümünü bir dizi etkinlik ile kutladı. Kuruluş yıldönümü etkinliklerine ek olarak, editörlüğünü Arzu Akkoyunlu Wigley, M. Aykut Attar, Hakan Mıhçı ve Hüseyin Özel hocalarımızın yaptığı “50. Yılında Hacettepe İktisat” adlı kitabımız yakın zaman önce Hacettepe Üniversitesi Yayınları’ndan çıktı.
“50. Yılında Hacettepe İktisat” kitabı, Hacettepe Üniversitesi İktisat Bölümü’nün 50 yılının öyküsünü ölümsüzleştirmek amacıyla hazırlandı ve emekli ve çalışan hocalarımız ile mezunlarımızın çok değerli katkılarıyla şekillendi. Kitapta, yıllar içinde yitirdiğimiz hocalarımızı, özgeçmişleri ve yayınları da bir araya getirerek anıyoruz.
Ebghaei, Felor, and Arzu-Akkoyunlu Wigley. 2018. “The Role of Exports in the Transmission of Horizontal and Vertical Spillovers of Foreign Direct Investment: The Case of Turkish Manufacturing Industry.” The Developing Economies 56 (1): 35–50.
Mihci, Sevinc, and Arzu Akkoyunlu-Wigley. 2009. “The Impact of the Customs Union with the European Union on Turkey’s Economic Growth.” Argumenta Oeconomica 22 (1): 163–79.
Mıhçı, Sevinç, Arzu Akkoyunlu-Wigley, and Başak Dalgıç. 2016. “Dynamic Analysis of Employment and Domestic Value Added Generated by Foreign Demand In Turkey.” METU Studies in Development 40 (1): 289–315.
Akkoyunlu-Wigley, Arzu, and Sevinç Mihci. 2006. “Effects of the Customs Union with the European Union on the Market Structure and Pricing Behaviour of the Turkish Manufacturing Industry.” Applied Economics 38 (20): 2443–52.
Akkoyunlu-Wigley, Arzu, and Sevinç Mihçi. 2002. “Dış Ticaret Serbestinin Türk İmalat Sanayi Sektörleri Üzerindeki Yoğunlaşma Ve Karlılık Etkisi (Effects of Trade Liberalization on the Profitability and Concentration of Turkish Manufacturing Industries).” Iktisat Isletme ve Finans (Economics, Business, and Finance) 17 (198): 71–89.
Akkoyunlu-Wigley, Arzu. 2000. “Bölgesel Ekonomik Bütünleşme Anlaşmalarının Etkilerini Ölçen Ampirik Çalışmaların Genel Bir Değerlendirilmesi (Evaluation of the Effects of the Studies Measuring Economic Intergration).” Hacettepe Üniversitesi İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Fakültesi Dergisi (H.U. Journal of Administrative Sciences) 18 (2): 35–60.
Mihci, Sevinç, and Arzu Akkoyunlu-Wigley. 2000. “Teknolojinin Uluslararası Yayılımı: Türkiye Örneğ (International Spillovers of Technology: The Turkish Case).” Hacettepe Üniversitesi İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Fakültesi Dergisi (H.U. Journal of Administrative Sciences) 18 (1): 225–44.
Akkoyunlu, Arzu. 1999. “Geleneksel Gümrük Birliği Teoris (Traditional Customs Union Theory).” Hacettepe Üniversitesi İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Fakültesi Dergisi (H.U. Journal of Administrative Sciences) 17 (1): 171–90.
Akkoyunlu, Arzu. 1996. “Yeni Dış Ticaret Teorileri (New Trade Theories).” Ekonomik Yaklaşım (Economic Approaches) 7 (21): 71–95.
Wigley, Simon, and Arzu Akkoyunlu-Wigley. 2011. “The Impact of Regime Type on Health: Does Redistribution Explain Everything?” World Politics 63 (4): 647–77.
Wigley, Simon, and Arzu Akkoyunlu-Wigley. 2011. “Do Electoral Institutions Have an Impact on Population Health?” Public Choice 148 (3–4): 595–610.
Wigley, Simon, and Arzu Akkoyunlu-Wigley. 2017. “The Impact of Democracy and Media Freedom on Under-5 Mortality, 1961–2011.” Social Science & Medicine 190 (October): 237–46.
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Akkoyunlu-Wigley, Arzu, and Sevinc Mihci. 2011. “Determinants of Unemployment in Turkey for 1988-2007 Period: Sectoral versus Aggregate Shocks.” İktisat İşletme ve Finans 26 (308).
Akkoyunlu-Wigley, Arzu, and Buket Akkoyunlu. 2011. “Türkiye’de Eğitimin Değerinin Ölçülmesi (Mesauring the Value of Education in Turkey).” Hacettepe Üniversitesi Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi (H. U. Journal of Education) 40: 375–85.
Wigley, Richard, Arvind Chopra, Simon Wigley, and Arzu Akkoyunlu-Wigley. 2009. “Does Control of Rheumatic Disease Raise the Standard of Living in Developing Countries?” Clinical Rheumatology 28 (6): 621–22.
Wigley, Simon, and Arzu Akkoyunlu-Wigley. 2006. “Human Capabilities Versus Human Capital: Gauging the Value of Education in Developing Countries.” Social Indicators Research 78 (2): 287–304.
Akkoyunlu Wigley, Arzu, and Simon Wigley. 2003. “An Insurance-Based Model of Compensatory Wage Determination.” Hacettepe Üniversitesi İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Fakültesi Dergisi (H.U. Journal of Administrative Sciences) 21 (1): 67–68.
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Akkoyunlu Wigley, A and Çağatay, S (2019), “Concluding remarks” in The Dynamics of Growth in Emerging Economies: The Case of Turkey (Eds: Arzu Akkoyunlu Wigley and Selim Çağatay), Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy, (January 2019)
Akkoyunlu Wigley, A, Çağatay, S and Attar, A (2019), “Introduction: an overview of economic growth dynamics in Turkey” in The Dynamics of Growth in Emerging Economies: The Case of Turkey (Eds: Arzu Akkoyunlu Wigley and Selim Çağatay), Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy, (January 2019)
Akkoyunlu Wigley, A, Mıhcı S. and Mıhcı H (2010), “Trade Liberalization and Spatial Inequality: The Case of Turkey”, From Customs Union to Chapter Negotiations: The Turkish Economy on the Path to EU Membership, (Eds: Yannis A. Stivachtis), ATINER, Athens.
Akkoyunlu Wigley, A. and S. Wigley, 2008, “Basic Education and Capability Development in Turkey” in Education in Turkey, (Eds; Arnd-Michael Nohl, Arzu Akkoyunlu Wigley and Simon Wigley (New York/ Münster: Waxmann Publishing).
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