|University of Genoa, STOREP Conference, 2018|
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).
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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.
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS: BOOKS
- 2018. 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] (Open Science Framework). [Download PDF] [Buy EPUB] [Download tables and figures]
- 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).
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS: JOURNAL ARTICLES
- 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.
- History of Economic Thought (Course Syllabus and PP Slides available here), in Turkish, undergrad
- Economic Methodology and Ethics (Course Syllabus and PP Slides available here), in Turkish, undergrad
- Evolutionary Political Economy (Course Syllabus available here), in Turkish, postgraduate
- Economics of Scientific Knowledge (Course Syllabus and PP Slides available here), in Turkish, postgraduate
- Economics of Intellectual Property (Program information available here), in English, postgraduate