Ph.D., Ankara University
Altug Yalcintas is a member of the Economics Department (Mülkiye) of Ankara University. He earned a PhD degree in Economics and Philosophy from the Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam in 2009. During the 2011-2012 academic year, he 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, Altug is 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. His recent books include Bırakınız Kopyalasınlar, Bırakınız Paylaşsınlar: Dijitalleşme ve İnternet Çağında Fikri Mülkiyet İlişkileri [Let Them Copy, Let Them Share: Intellectual Property Relations in the Age of Digitalisation and the Internet] (2018, self-published at Open Science Framework), Intellectual Path Dependence in Economics: Why Economists Do Not Reject Refuted Theories (2016, London: Routledge), and Creativity and Humour in Occupy Movements: Intellectual Disobedience in Turkey and Beyond (2015, Edited, London: Palgrave Macmillan).