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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Turkey’s domestic car is a symbol of a new era for the Turkish economy

The locally produced automobile will be the culmination of a set of policies that aim to take the Turkish economy to the next level.The...

2020: The Year Ahead

The Year Ahead focuses on twelve key events and flashpoints across the globe to watch out for as the year unfolds.2020: The Year Ahead...

Is the World Ready for the Next Recession?

This paper seeks to address the reasons why the world economy may be headed towards a synchronised recession in the near future and why...

Are we headed towards a revolution in economic policy-making?

The fallout from the 2008 global financial crisis refuses to go away and now leading economists may be looking to upend traditional neoliberal economic...

China-US Tensions: The Fight for Economic Influence

This paper discusses the ongoing trade war between China and the US, the economic and political dynamics which led to this confrontation, and the...

Turkey’s Economy: The Case for Industrial Policy

This paper focuses on how middle-income countries can successfully transform their economies to developed status, opposing views about the role of government in overcoming...

When coups succeed: Egypt’s collapsing economy has lessons for Turkey

The Sisi regime’s lack of accountability towards Egyptians has engendered an unsustainable economic situation that almost exclusively benefits foreign investors and regime insiders. Turkey’s...

G20 Summit: Will the US carry on like a bull in a China shop?

The US-China trade war is already having a negative impact on the global economy. If Donald Trump and Xi Jinping cannot agree to new...

Syrian Migration is an Opportunity for the Turkish Economy

This paper discusses the economic theory and empirical evidence behind immigration being economically beneficial to the recipient economies as opposed to the contrarian narratives...

Root of Turkey’s economic troubles: US foreign policy

Turkish economy is the perfect showcase for how geo-politics affects economies, or more precisely, how a country’s rejection of subordination in international relations leads...

Oil, Gold, and Self Determination: Three Faces of the Venezuelan Crisis

This paper seeks to contextualise the political and economic crisis in Venezuela by exploring the various root causes and perspectives of it.This paper seeks...

Yellow Vests: Western Economies Need a Paradigm Shift

Dramatic shifts in Western politics can only be understood within a wider perspective of a changing power balance between the poor and the rich...

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