Identifying the Macroeconomic Factors Influencing Credit Card Usage in Turkey by Using MARS Method

China-USA Business Review, Dec. 2016, Vol. 15, No. 12, 611-615

5 Pages Posted: 28 Aug 2018

Date Written: December 1, 2016

Abstract

We aimed to define the macroeconomic factors that have an impact on credit card usage in Turkey. Within this scope, we used quarterly data for the period between 2005:01 and 2016:02 in this study. Moreover, MARS (Multivariate Adaptive Regression Splines) method was used in order to achieve this objective. As a result of the analysis, it was determined that there is negative relationship between credit card usage and unemployment rate. Another result of this study is that people in Turkey use more credit cards in case of high interest rate. While considering these issues, it was understood that Turkish government should focus on these variables in order to increase the credit card usage.

Keywords: Credit Card, Turkey, Banking, MARS

Suggested Citation

Yüksel, Serhat and Zengin, Sinemis and Kartal, Mustafa Tevfik, Identifying the Macroeconomic Factors Influencing Credit Card Usage in Turkey by Using MARS Method (December 1, 2016). China-USA Business Review, Dec. 2016, Vol. 15, No. 12, 611-615, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3234284

Serhat Yüksel

Istanbul Medipol University ( email )

Kavacık Mah. Ekinciler Cad. No.19 Kavacık Kavşağı
Beykoz
Istanbul, 34810
Turkey

Sinemis Zengin

Independent ( email )

Mustafa Tevfik Kartal (Contact Author)

Borsa Istanbul ( email )

Reşitpaşa Mah. Borsa İstanbul Cad. No: 4
Borsa İstanbul Cad. No: 4
Istanbul, 34467
Turkey

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