Altuğ Yalçıntaş is an institutional economist with a research focus on the economics of digitization and the Internet. He earned a PhD degree in Philosophy and Economics from the Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam in 2009. Before, he held short and long term visiting positions at TED University Ankara (2019), the University of Cambridge (2012), Izmir University of Economics (2011), and the University of Illinois at Chicago (2005). He has been a member of the Faculty of Political Sciences, Ankara University since 2010.
Yalçıntaş is the author of two books and an editor of four volumes published by international publishers including Routledge and Palgrave Macmillan. His articles have been published in a number of journals including the Journal of Economic Issues, the Journal of Institutional Economics, the American Journal of Economics and Sociology, the Review of Radical Political Economics, Rethinking Marxism, the Review of Social Economy, the Journal of Philosophical Economics, and the International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education.
At HIAS, Yalçıntaş intends to focus his attention on under-represented and non-Western traditions of thought in economics. He will use the tools of digital humanities and computational social sciences to prepare a database about academic economics at Turkish research institutions. His long-term goal is to prepare a biographical dictionary that contains information about the most important authors and translators in Turkey in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
His collaboration partner is Arne Heise, professor of finance at Universität Hamburg.
Altuğ Yalçıntaş’ HIAS fellowship is provided by the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and the federal and state funds acquired by Universität Hamburg in the framework of its Excellence Strategy.