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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Transitioning to new economic normal with COVID-19

As the COVID-19 virus is here to stay, governments need to do more than just keeping businesses afloat until the turmoil is over. We...

Can Turkey Emerge from Covid-19 as a ‘Developmental State’?

This paper concludes that the deep transformations caused by the Covid-19 crisis provide developing countries like Turkey with more space and flexibility for policymaking....

Saving the Economy from Covid-19: A Preliminary Assessment of Government Rescue Plans

This paper critically discusses the rescue packages introduced by governments to counteract the economic consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic and explore the potential pathways...

Globalization at a crossroads with COVID-19

In the post-pandemic world, we may see a relative concentration of production to specific locations and nation states gaining more power as opposed to...

The pandemic is a wake up call for the neoliberal order

When the dust from the pandemic settles, there will be a lot of people in developed economies wondering why, their systems failed them.The Covid-19...

Managing the Pandemic: Turkey’s Multi-Pronged Response to Covid-19

This Policy Outlook examines various facets of Turkey’s response to the pandemic, including: mitigation efforts, economic stimulus and the resiliency of the country’s national...

Reordering Capitalism: A New Economic World Order post-Covid-19

This paper argues that the pandemic may lead to a major paradigm shift in economic thinking. In times of crisis, governments necessarily claim more...

Covid-19 and the US Economy: Global Ramifications

This paper discusses the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the US economy thus far and provides a trajectory about what to expect in...

Counting the Cost: Climate Change Economics and Development

This paper provides a short introduction to the heated debate over the economics of climate change. It discusses the main economic trends in the...

Dignity without Borders

This report focuses on refugees fleeing war and destruction, often leaving with nothing but the clothes on their backs. Refugees flee their home countries...

Economic Impacts of the Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

This Policy Outlook discusses the implications of the Novel Coronavirus outbreak for both the Chinese and the global economy. It also reflects on the...

Trade, Globalization and Inequality: An Old Debate with a New Twist

In developed countries, people from different social backgrounds and of diverse ideological profiles are questioning the benefits of neo-liberal globalisation, and challenging the globalist...

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