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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2019: The Year Ahead

This report provides a look ahead at 2019, focusing on what TRT World Research Centre researchers believe will be some of the most significant...

BRICS with a ‘T’: Turkey is Looking for New Friends

This paper investigates what a potential BRICS membership might economically mean for Turkey in the light of the recent crisis in Turkey-USA relations. It...

Is Manufacturing Dead?

Recently, there has been an acknowledgement that the economic primacy of manufacturing has been shrinking in line with the emergence of the so-called ‘knowledge...

Did the attempted coup derail the Turkish economy?

The Turkish economy rebounded strongly after the failed July 15 coup due to strong government intervention. Now the impact is being felt on the...

Can Turkey’s economy switch gears after the election?

Post-election Turkey provides a great opportunity for the country to move from an emerging economy, to a fully industrialised nation.Turkish politics is not for...

Is a potential trade war an opportunity for developing countries?

The self-serving policies of global trade giants may provide a small window of opportunity for developing nations to improve their own global competitiveness.Last March,...

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