Ümit Akcay

Ümit Akcay, Assoc. Prof. of Economics, has been a lecturer at Berlin School of Economics and Law, and a researcher at IPE Berlin since 2017. He previously held positions at Istanbul Bilgi University, Atılım University and METU in Turkey between 2016 and 2017, at the Department of Politics and at MEIS in New York University in the US between 2012 and 2015, and at the Department of Economics of Ordu University in Turkey, between 2009 and 2012. He has a Ph.D. in development economics from Marmara University, Turkey.


Research Interests

  • Political economy of growth regimes.
  • International political economy.
  • Financialization in emerging capitalist countries.
  • Political economy of new authoritarian regimes.
  • Turkey’s political economy.


Selected Publications

  • Ümit Akcay (2024) “Revisiting the rise and decline of authoritarian neoliberalism: a political economy analysis of AKP’s initial decade”, Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, https://doi.org/10.1080/19448953.2024.2311489
  • Ali Rıza Güngen and Ümit Akcay (2024) “ Growth models, growth strategies, and power blocs in Turkey and Egypt in the twenty-first century”, European Journal of Economics and Economic Policies, 21: 1, 151-171, https://doi.org/10.4337/ejeep.2024.01.09
  • Ümit Akcay (2023) “Transformations in the Turkish economy: a political economy analysis of 100 years of the republic of Turkey”, in: Balci, B., Monceau, N. (eds) Turkey, a Century of Change in State and Society. The Sciences Po Series in International Relations and Political Economy. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-33444-3_3
  • Ümit Akcay and Benjamin Jungmann (2023) “Growth regimes, dominant social blocs and growth strategies: towards varieties of export-led growth regimes and strategies in Turkey and Poland”, European Journal of Economics and Economic Policies, 20: 3, 539–560, https://doi.org/10.4337/ejeep.2023.0123  
  • Ümit Akcay and Ali Rıza Güngen (2022) “Dependent financialisation and its crisis: the case of Turkey", Cambridge Journal of Economics, https://doi.org/10.1093/cje/beac006
  • Ümit Akcay, Eckhard Hein, and Benjamin Jungmann (2022) “Financialisation and Macroeconomic Regimes in Emerging Capitalist Countries Before and After the Great Recession”, International Journal of Political Economy, 51:2, 77-100, https://doi.org/10.1080/08911916.2022.2078009
  • Görkem Altınörs and Ümit Akcay (2022). "Authoritarian neoliberalism, crisis, and consolidation: the political economy of regime change in Turkey", Globalizations, https://doi.org/10.1080/14747731.2021.2025290
  • Ümit Akcay (2021) “Authoritarian consolidation dynamics in Turkey”, Contemporary Politics, 27 (1), 79-104. https://doi.org/10.1080/13569775.2020.1845920
  • Ümit Akcay (2018) “Neoliberal Populism in Turkey and Its Crisis”, IPE Berlin Working Paper, No: 100. [Later also appeared in Catalyst, 2018, (1) 4, 179-208]. https://www.ipe-berlin.org/fileadmin/institut-ipe/Dokumente/Working_Papers/IPE_WP_100.pdf

Further Information

His other academic works are available at Academia, and Google Scholar

Email: Uemit.Akcay(at)hwr-berlin.de

Twitter: https://twitter.com/umitak

Dr. Ümit Akcay

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