BiographyEducated as an economist, Altug Yalcintas graduated from Ankara University in 1998. He obtained his MA in Economics at Ankara University in 2001. He joined Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics to obtain his MPhil in Economics and Philosophy (2002). Altug is currently holding a PhD degree in Economics and Philosophy (Erasmus University Rotterdam, 2009). During 2011-2012 academic year, he was a visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge, working on a post-doctoral research project, entitled “Philosophizing Economics.” Currently, he is working at Ankara University as the associate dean of the Faculty of Political Sciences.
He has published full articles and book reviews in the American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Review of Social Economy, Culture Theory and Critique, Journal of Economic Issues, Journal of Philosophical Economics, Review of Political Economy, and Munich RePec Archive.
Altug has been among the Young Scholar Awardees in the ESHET 2010 and HES 2010 annual conferences. He is the local organizer of a first-ever workshop on scientific misconduct and research ethics in economics, held in Izmir, August 2014. The Review of Social Economy has published a special issue with the same title in 2016. Altug and James R. Wible (University of New Hampshire) are guest editors of the special issue. Since 2012, Altug has been a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Philosophical Economics.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Altug’s current fields of interest include the history and philosophy of economics. In particular, he is interested in the cases and economic analysis of good and questionable research practices in economics. His PhD, entitled Intellectual Paths and Pathologies: How Small Events Accidentally Grow Big (2009), was supervised by Arjo Klamer (Erasmus University Rotterdam), Deirdre McCloskey (University of Illinois at Chicago), and Jack Vromen (Erasmus University Rotterdam). The summaries of Altug’s PhD dissertation was published in Erasmus Journal of Economics and Philosophy (2009) and Journal of the History of Economic Thought (2011).