CV

Education

Degrees awarded

  • Ph.D. September 2004. Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics (EIPE),  Erasmus School of Philosophy, Erasmus University Rotterdam, NL.
  • M.Phil. Philosophy and Economics. August 1999. EIPE, Erasmus School of Philosophy, Erasmus University Rotterdam, NL.
  • MA. Economics. July 1998. Faculty of Political Science, Ankara University, TR.
  • B.Sc. Economics. July 1995. Faculty of Political Science, Ankara University, TR.

Title of docent

  • Docent (Practical Philosophy). December 2019. University of Helsinki.
  • Docent (Economic Thought). March 2012. Higher Education Council of Turkey, TR.

Employment

Current position

  • Researcher. Practical Philosophy, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki. 02.2016—present.

Past positions

  • Associate Professor. Bahçeşehir University, Faculty of Economics, Administrative & Social Sciences, İstanbul, Turkey, 09.2012—02.2016
  • Assistant Professor, International Economics and Economic Growth Chair, Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey, 03.2008 – 09.2012.
  • Researcher, TINT, Department of Social and Moral Philosophy Group, University of Helsinki, FI, 09.2008 – 09.2009.
  • Lecturer, Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, Ankara University, TR, 02.2005 – 03.2008.
  • Research and Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, Ankara University, TR, 08.1996 – 02-2005.

Visiting and Adjunct Positions

  • Visiting lecturer. Faculty of Philosohy. Erasmus University Rotterdam, NL. May-June 2019.
  • Visiting lecturer. Faculty of Philosohy. Erasmus University Rotterdam, NL. May-June 2018
  • Adjunct Associate Professor. Boğaziçi University, İstanbul, TR. 2012-201.
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor. Boğaziçi University, Dept. of Economics, 09.2009 –02.2012.
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor. Galatasaray University, Dept. of Economics, 09.2010 – 09. 2012.
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor. Yıldız Technical University, Dept. of Economics, 09.2011 – 09. 2012.

Research associate

  • Research Associate, Trend and Tensions in Intellectual Integration [TINT], University of Helsinki, FI | 09.2009 – 02.2016.
  • Research Associate, Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey. TEPAV | Think-Tank, Ankara, TR, 01.2012—07.2017

Teaching

  • Highly experienced. Taught economics and philosophy courses to diverse sets of undergraduate and graduate students at several institutions including University of Helsinki (FI), Erasmus University Rotterdam (NL), Tallinn Technology University, Estonian Business School (EST), Ankara University (TR), Boğaziçi University (TR), Galatasaray University (TR).
  • Completed courses. University Pedagogy 1. Learning in Higher Education, spring 2019. University of Helsinki.

Service

Editorships

  • Managing editor, Journal of Economic Methodology, starting from 01.2020
  • Associate editor, Journal of Economic Methodology, 09.2016—01.2020.
  • Member of the Editorial Board, History of Economic Ideas, 12.2014—present.

Guest Editor / Special Issues

  • Guest Editor. Synthese Special Issue on Unrealistic Models (w/ Uskali Mäki & Till Grüne-Yanoff) 01-2019—present.
  • Guest Editor. Journal of Economic Methodology Special Issue: Dani Rodrik’s Economics Rules (2018 Vol. 25, 3).
  • Guest editor (w/Jack Vromen). Journal of Economic Methodology Special Issue: Economics Made Fun (2012, Vol. 19, 3)

Workshop – Conference Organization

  • Member of the local organizing committee. International Network for Economic Methodology (INEM) Conference. University of Helsinki, Helsinki, FI. 19-21 August 2019. ~100 participants.
  • Co-organizer (w/ U. Maki & C. Lisciandra) Multiple Models Workshop. University of Helsinki, Helsinki, FI. 2-3 October 2018. 10 speakers, ~25 participants.
  • Co-organizer (w/ U. Maki and T. Grüne-Yanoff) Workshop: What to make of highly unrealistic models. University of Helsinki, Helsinki, FI. 12-13 October 2017. 15 Talks, one poster session, ~30 participants.
  • Co-organizer (w/J. Vromen) Symposium: Economics Made Fun in the face of the economic crisis. Erasmus University Rotterdam, NL. 10-11 December 2010. 12 speakers, ~30 participants.
  • Member of the organizing committee of the TINT Market and Marketization Workshop. University of Helsinki, Helsinki, FI. 2010-2014.
  • Organizer of the economics education program Economics for Everyone, Bahçeşehir University, Turkey—aims at providing economics education to the public, 05.2012 – 02.2016.
  • Member of the local organizing committee. European Society for the History of Economic Thought (ESHET) Conference: Competition, Innovation and Rivalry, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, TR. 19-22 May 2011. ~150 participants
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of EAEPE 2009 Conference in Amsterdam, 2009.
  • Member of the Program Committee of International Conference of Political Economy: Adam Smith Today, 2009.

Research coordination

  • Economic Methodology Research area coordinator, together with Professor Uskali Mäki, European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE), 2008-present.

Refereeing

  • Erkenntnis, Synthese, European Journal for Philosophy of Science, Journal of Social Ontology, Journal of Institutional Economics, History of Economic Ideas, Journal of Artificial Societies And Social Simulation, Journal of Economic Methodology, Routledge Books.
  • ERC External evaluator. Philosophy. ERC Starter Grants 2018, European Research Council.

Expert duties, assignments and research-based policy-advice

  • Advisor and contributor to the ILO/TEPAV report on Contractual arrangements in Turkey’s coal mines (2016, International Labour Organization, ILO Office for Turkey. – Ankara: ILO).
  • Prepared Policy Notes for Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey, TEPAV | Think-Tank, Ankara, TR, 01.2012—07.2017

Other

Research dissemination and communication

  • Blog Editor, Centre for Philosophy of Social Science, University of Helsinki, 2019.
  • Author of the popular science book: İktisat Nedir?, İletişim Yayınları, (in Turkish, What is Economics?) – 2014.
  • Editor of the popular science book: Hayatın İçindeki İktisat, İletişim Yaynları, (in Turkish, Economics in Everyday Life) – 2019
  • Columnist/Writer, Business HT (03.2015 –08.2016). Wall Street Journal Turkey (05.2014 – 12.2014). TEPAV Blog (02.2012—12.2014)
  • Blog Editor & Co-Founder, Açık Ekonomi (Economics Blog, in Turkish), 2012—2017.
  • Organizer of Economics for Everyone, Bahçeşehir University, TR—aims at providing economics education to the public, 05.2012 – 02.2016.

Administrative responsibilities

  • Coordinator of actvities, Centre for Philosophy of Social Science (TINT), September 2019 – present.
  • Vice Dean, Bahçeşehir University, Faculty of Economics, Administrative & Social Sciences, İstanbul, TR, 10.2015 – 05.2016.

Memberships

  • Elected Member of the Executive Committee, International Network for Economic Methodology (INEM), 08.2017—present.
  • Methodology of Economics Research Area Coordinator, (w/Uskali Mäki). European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy. 2008—present.
  • Council Member, European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy, January 2008 – January 2010.

Invited keynote lectures (selected)

  • 19.09.2019. Invited Speaker. “Multiple model idealization in economics” Colloque de lancement du Réseau International de Recherche « Justice et intérêt » / « Justice and Interest » International Research Network Kick Off Meeting – 19-20 Septempber 2019, Marseilles, France.
  • 27.04.2017. Invited Speaker. “Diversity of models as a means to truer explanations in economics”, Higher Seminar in Economics, University of Södertörn, SWE.
  • 9-10.05.2016. Invited Speaker, “The Invisible Hand in Economics”, The Invisible Hand in Law, Economy and Culture. Workshop on Spontaneous Order, Mechanisms and Unintended Consequences, Warsaw, PL.
  • 25.05.2015. Invited Speaker at the World Bank Development Report 2015 Launch Event in Ankara, TR.
  • 21-23.10.2013. Invited Lecture on history and methodology of economics, Universität Bayreuth, Bayreuth, DE.
  • 2.09.2013. Invited Lecture. “Institutions, history and context-specific analysis”, History of Economic Thought, Economic Philosophy and Economic History 16th Summer School, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, TR.
  • 15-18.06.2006. Invited Speaker. “Micromotives and Macrobehavior”, Plenary Session, 2nd International Conference on Business Management and Economics, İzmir, TR