Assoc.Prof.Dr. Altuğ Yalçıntaş

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 Office:  Ankara Üniversitesi, Siyasal Bilgiler Fakültesi, İktisat Bölümü, 06590, Cebeci, Ankara
 Email:  altug.yalcintas@politics.ankara.edu.tr
 Phone:  (00 90 312) 595 1495
 Fax:  (00 90 312) 3625308

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  • PhD in Economics and Philosophy, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 2009
  • MPhil in Economics and Philosophy, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 2002
  • MSc in Economics, Ankara University, 2001
  • BSc in Economics, Ankara University, 1998

Academic Profile

I am a philosopher of economics interested in the economics of scientific knowledge and the political economy of intellectual property. Currently, I am working on the consequences of the processes in which Web 2.0 platforms transform "knowledge as commons" into "knowledge as private property" through blockchain and big data technologies. Two of my works-in-progress are "Fantasies, Crimes, and Profits: How the Idea of Self-Correction Makes the Markets of Intellectual Property Work" (co-authored with B. A. Mercan) and "Commodification 2.0: How Does Spotify Provide Its Services for Free?" (co-authored with O. Kasap).

You may want to visit my public profiles at Google Scholar and ResearchGate.net for the full-texts and preprints of my publications. I am also on Twitter. You can follow my tweets on research ethics in economics at https://twitter.com/EconResEthics

Briefly about myself: I earned a PhD degree in Economics and Philosophy from the Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam in 2009. (My supervisors were Arjo Klamer, Deirdre N. McCloskey, and Jack J. Vromen.) During the 2011-2012 academic year, I was a visiting scholar at the Cambridge Social Ontology Group of the University of Cambridge, working on a post-doctoral research project, entitled “Philosophizing Economics.” Currently, I am a member of the Economics Department (Mülkiye) of Ankara University.


  • Forthcoming 2018. İktisat, Hukuk ve Ahlâk: Dijitalleşme ve İnternet Çağında Fikri Mülkiyet İlişkileri [Economics, Law, and Ethics: Intellectual Property Relations in the Age of Digitalisation and the Internet]
  • 2016. Intellectual Path Dependence in Economics: Why Economists Do Not Reject Refuted Theories (London: Routledge). [Review by V. Cojanu] [Review by J. R. Wible]
  • 2015. Creativity and Humour in Occupy Movements: Intellectual Disobedience in Turkey and Beyond. (Edited, London: Palgrave Macmillan). [Review by O. Değer]
  • 2012. İktisatta Bir Hayalet: Karl Marx [A Spectre in Economics: Karl Marx] (Coedited by: Seviç Orhan and Serhat Kologlugil) (Istanbul: Iletisim Yay. / Publication House).
  • 2018. "Old Habits Die Hard: Why Economics is Still Not an Evolutionary Social Science" (with Erkan Gürpınar) International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education 9 (1-2): 216-232.
  • 2016. "Research Ethics Education in Economics" (with Isil Sirin Selcuk) Review of Social Economy 74 (1): 53-74.
  • 2013. "The Problem of Epistemic Cost: Why Do Economists Not Change Their Minds (About the 'Coase Theorem')?" American Journal of Economics and Sociology 72 (5): 1131 - 1157.
  • 2011. "A Review Essay on David Laibman's Deep History: A Study in Social Evolution and Human Agency" Journal of Philosophical Economics 5 (1) Autumn: 168 - 182.
  • İktisadi Düşünceler Tarihi [History of Economic Thought] in Turkish, undergrad
  • İktisatta Araştırma Yöntemleri ve Etiği [Research Methodologies and Ethics in Economics] in Turkish, undergrad
  • Evrim, Kurumlar ve İktisat Kuramı [Evolution, Institutions, and Economic Theory] in Turkish, postgraduate
  • Bilimsel Bilginin İktisadı [Economics of Scientific Knowledge] in Turkish, postgraduate
  • Evolutionary Social Theory, undergrad
  • Economics of Intellectual Property / IP Infringement at Universities, postgraduate

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