Drawing by Umut Akkaya
I am an economist interested in the ethical economy of digitalization and the Internet. 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.

I earned a PhD degree in Economics and Philosophy from the Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and EconomicsErasmus 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.” I am a member of the Economics Department (Mülkiye) of Ankara University.

I am the author of two books and an editor of three volumes published by Routledge, Palgrave, and İletişim Yayınları. I have published peer-reviewed articles in American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Review of Social Economy, Economics Bulletin, Journal of Philosophical Economics, International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education, and Culture Theory and Critique. My book reviews and thesis abstracts have appeared in Journal of Economic Issues, Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Review of Political Economy, and Erasmus Journal of Philosophy and Economics. I also publish in Turkish outlets such as Ankara University SBF Review, Mülkiye Dergisi, İktisat ve Toplum, and Yıldız Social Science Review. 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.

The courses in which I lecture include: History of Economic Thought (Course Syllabus and PP Slides available here), Economic Methodology and Ethics (Course Syllabus and PP Slides available here), Evolutionary Political Economy (Course Syllabus available here), Economics of Scientific Knowledge (Course Syllabus and PP Slides available here), and Economics of Intellectual Property (Program information available here).