M. Metin Başbay

M. Metin Basbay is a Researcher at TRT World. His research mostly focuses on economic policy in the context of underdeveloped and developing countries. Metin holds a BA in Economics and a BA in Sociology, both from Bogazici University and is currently a PhD candidate in Development Studies at the University of Cambridge where he also completed his MPhil in Economics.
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Biden’s Economic Plan: A Paradigm Change in American Economic Policy?

With the Biden administration, the “defeatist view” that governments cannot counter the forces of automation and globalisation may be tested.With Biden’s election, the US...

Is China Creating Debt Traps in the Developing World?

This discussion paper looks into China’s financial relations with developing countries in recent years, amid claims that Beijing is using “debt-trap diplomacy” to its...

How the Fight over Covid-19 Vaccines will Shape Global Inequality

This discussion paper argues that unless there is a strong and well-coordinated international cooperation effort, the Covid-19 vaccination process will lead to more economic...

The Neo-Liberal Roots of ‘Trumpism’: American Economic Policy in the Post-Trump Era

Given the long-term trends of the American economy, the Trump presidency is not the cause but a symptom of deep underlying maladies afflicting American...

The G20 Summit in Saudi Arabia: Expectations and Realities

The Covid-19 pandemic, as a once-in-a-lifetime crisis that has impacted the entire world, represents the ultimate test for the G20.The 15th summit of the...

Rethinking Islam and the West: A New Narrative for the Age of Crises

In this book, Ahmed Paul Keeler examines the worldview, until comparatively recently unquestioned, of ever continuing human progress. The author directly connects the present...

Financing the Pandemic: The Political Economy of Rising Government Debt

This discussion paper advances the idea that the Covid-19 pandemic has been a seismic event for government economic policies around the world.This paper advances...

The Geopolitics of the Renewable Energy Transition: Winners and Losers

This paper argues that the ongoing transition towards renewable energy has significant implications beyond environmental impacts. The transition will deeply influence economic, political, and...

Voting in the time of Corona: The Economic Dimension of the 2020 US Presidential Elections

If the economic impact of Covid-19 remains short-lived and the American economy quickly returns to some sense of normalcy, President Trump may still be...

The Covid-19 Pandemic: A Global Outlook

This book is an endeavour to search for meaning through an examination of possible implications of the Covid-19 pandemic from a variety of angles...

Emerging Economies and the Covid-19 Crisis: Challenges and Opportunities

This paper first introduces a short discussion of general trends affecting emerging economies, which have emerged during the Covid-19 crisis.This paper first introduces a...

Back to the Future: A New Keynesian Age

This paper argues that the Covid-19 crisis will accelerate the major policy transformation already underway in developed economies towards a Keynesian framework.This paper argues...

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