Sadık Ünay

Sadık Ünay

Sadik Unay completed his B.A. in Politics and International Relations at Bogazici University. He continued with his M.A. and Ph.D. studies at Manchester University. He is currently a faculty member at Istanbul University, Economics department.
Trade Wars after the G20 Summit

Trade Wars after the G20 Summit

December 5, 2018
If Chinese President Xi Jinping does not offer big enough trade concessions in bilateral negotiations in the future, it is pretty likely that nothing concrete will come out of the G20 proceedings and the agenda of trade wars will be carried towards an indefinite future. 
Taking Stock of Turkey's Historic Elections

Taking Stock of Turkey's Historic Elections

June 28, 2018
The June 24 elections were the first general elections that were held in the aftermath of the failed military coup attempt on July 15, 2016, and as such they represented the dawn of democratic normalization and a potential end to the state of emergency that was declared after the coup.
Restructuring Macroeconomic Governance in the Presidential System

Restructuring Macroeconomic Governance in the Presidential System

June 13, 2018
Turkey is heading for a systemic transformation towards the “Presidential Government System” under such difficult global conditions. But it is exactly these difficult conditions that make Turkey’s systemic transition more important and inevitable.
The Political Economy of the Post-modern Coup

The Political Economy of the “Post-modern” Coup

February 28, 2018
One of the most tragic features of the era in terms of the relationship between politics and economics was that retired generals were being made members of many private companies and the executive boards of various holdings.
One Belt One Road Project and Turkish-Chinese Relations in a

“One Belt, One Road” Project and Turkish-Chinese Relations in a Strategic Perspective

June 17, 2017
The “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) project is of critical importance since it demonstrates that China has entered a new phase in its controlled integration process to the global system.
Deconstructing the Gülenist Coup Attempt A Political Economy Perspective

Deconstructing the Gülenist Coup Attempt: A Political Economy Perspective

July 29, 2016
The post-coup environment will witness a process of purification whereby Gülenist elements embedded in the state bureaucracy, academia, business circles and the media will face legal investigations and prosecutions. This purification process is bound to exclude harmful elements from the state establishment and the private sector, thereby contributing to Turkey’s socio-economic dynamism in the coming years.
Economic Governance and Central Banking after the Crisis Between Strategic

Economic Governance and Central Banking after the Crisis: Between Strategic Planning and Liberalism

March 7, 2016
It would be a grave mistake to perceive attempts at “neo-planning in central banking” as exceptional aberrations from the neoliberal orthodoxy that should be abandoned at the first possible opportunity.