International Congress on Eurasian Economies

International Conference on Eurasian Economies

18-20 June 2018 – Tashkent, UZBEKISTAN

Paper detail

Paper ID : 2129
Status : Paper published
Language : Turkish
Topic : Regional Economics
Presenter: Prof. Dr. Recep Kök
Session : 1C Makroekonomi

A Kuznets Adaptive Approach to Life Curves: An Application on Selected Asian Countries
Ömür Eğrilerine Kuznet Uyarlamalı Bir Yaklaşım: Asya Ülkeleri Üzerine GMM Modeli


When the historical process is evaluated, it is known that the increase in welfare level of each country increases the average life of human life. However, it is important to test the environmental Kuznets hypothesis when economies are related in terms of the intensity of industrial development and the type of energy used. The main objective of this study is to determine the relationship between the Kuznets curves and the life curves based on the Kuznets curve approach and to analyze the impact of urbanization and health expenditures on the average lifetime. A sample of Asian countries selected as reference to the study was created and analytical findings covering for the period 2005-2014 annual data were obtained using the Generalized Method of Moments (GMM). The mentioned data base of Asian countries consists of Turkey Statistical Institute and the World Bank statistical indicators. The results of these search are of the nature to contribute to the policy development of the country's governments and are in line with the theoretical expectations.

JEL codes:

Kök, Recep, Dündar, Özlem, Ekinci, Ramazan (2018). "A Kuznets Adaptive Approach to Life Curves: An Application on Selected Asian Countries" in Proceedings of International Conference of Eurasian Economies 2018, pp.224-234, Tashkent, UZBEKISTAN.


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Session 1C: Makroekonomi

Eurasian Economists Association Beykent University Tashkent State University of Economics Kyrgyzstan-Turkey Manas University TIKA