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About tuncali

I began keeping aquariums as early as I was nine years old. Since then, I kept many aquariums and lots of fish, plant and invertebrate species. My favorite fish family is of course cichlids with their fascinating behaviors. My relatively new area of interest is low-tech natural aquariums as almost self-sufficient ecosystems that are I think ideal models for sustainable life.

My PhD thesis: Why does mainstream economics ignore ecology?

This PhD thesis is an inquiry about: (a) Why does the mainstream (neoclassical) theory of economics ignore ecology? (b) What is the place of ecology in the undergraduate level education in economics? Case in three European countries Official PhD topic: … Continue reading

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5 Essential Questions for all Departments of Economics

As stated in the Open Letter of 65+ student associations from 30+ countries, “it is not only the world economy that is in crisis. The teaching of economics is in crisis too, and this crisis has consequences far beyond the university … Continue reading

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Economics or Anthropology?

About a week ago, a retired academician of economics from Switzerland wrote me following lines in his email: I recommend you not to spend your time in criticizing mainstream economics, as those critics are widely known within the profession, but … Continue reading

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Most Popular Myths of Mainstream Economics

These are in my opinion the most popular myths of mainstream (neoclassical, neoliberal) economics. Comments, critiques and suggestions are welcome. Note that most of these myths are also the myths of modern Western industrial education that generally fosters a sufficient … Continue reading

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Meine Standartfragen an Personalvermittler

Mein Email an einen Personalvermittler, der mich für ein Projekt kontaktiert hat: Sehr geehrter Herr … Ich danke Ihnen für die Anfrage. I hätte einige Fragen über dieses Projekt: 1) Was für eine Branche ist das? Worum geht es bei … Continue reading

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