Altug Yalcintas
Altug Yalcintas, Sirince, Izmir (2014)
I am a philosopher of economics interested in practical ethics, with specialization in research ethics in economics and social philosophy. My current areas of study are scientific misconduct, questionable research practices, and issues related to intellectual property infringement at universities.

I also do research in the social histories of Turkish political and economic theories in the modern era (from the 1930s to the present). I publish both in Turkish and in English.

I earned a PhD degree in Economics and Philosophy from the Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam in 2009. During 2011-2012 academic year, I was a visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge, working on a post-doctoral research project, entitled “Philosophizing Economics.” Currently, I am an associate professor at Ankara University. I am also a member of the Steering Committee of graduate programme of LLM in Intellectual Property, jointly organised by the Intellectual and Industrial Rights Research and Application Center (FISAUM) of Ankara University, the World Intellectual Property Organisation, and the Turkish Patent Institute. Since February 2012, I have been a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Philosophical Economics.

I am an occasional blogger at You can also follow my tweets on research ethics in economics at