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Isik Akin – Bath Spa University

Personal statement

Isik is a highly experienced and passionate lecturer in Finance and he is the Accounting Pathway Lead. He is a module leader for Financial Accounting and Management Accounting for undergraduate modules, as well as for postgraduate modules in Financial and Management Accounting and Corporate Financial Management.

In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Isik has made significant contributions to the field through his research endeavors. He has authored a multitude of articles and book publications, showcasing his commitment to advancing knowledge in Finance.

Isik's professional journey extends beyond academia, as he has played pivotal roles in various administrative capacities. Notably, from 2016 to 2017, he served as a European Union Project Manager, where he demonstrated his organizational and leadership skills. During this period, he concurrently held the positions of Vice-Principal at the Institute of Health Science, President of the Bologna Committee, and Partnership Manager for China, showcasing his ability to excel in diverse roles and responsibilities.

Prior to his current position, Isik contributed to the academic community by teaching various Economics and Finance Modules for both undergraduate and postgraduate students at Worcester University and the University of Arts London. His diverse teaching portfolio includes Mathematics, Statistics, International Finance, International Banking and Finance, International Settlement, Corporate Finance, Quantitative Part of Research Methods, Economics and Globalisation, Accounting, and Insurance.

Isik's dedication to academic excellence is further highlighted by his active involvement in research within the field of Finance. His contributions continue to enrich the academic discourse and promote a deeper understanding of financial concepts.

Furthermore, Isik has exhibited his ability to secure external funding and manage projects effectively. In 2021-2022, he successfully secured a grant for the Connect4Innovation: UK-Turkey Higher Education Institutional Partnership Fund project. This achievement highlights his commitment to fostering international collaborations and advancing educational initiatives.

Academic qualifications

  • PhD in Accounting and Finance, Bath Spa University
  • PhD in Economics and Finance, Istanbul Gelisim University
  • MSc in Finance, University of the West of England, Bristol
  • BSc in Mathematics, Trakya University

Professional qualifications

  • Fellowship in Higher Education Academy
  • The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment

Other external roles

Advisory Board Member

  • Izlek Academic Journal
  • Metropolitan Business Review
  • Karachi University Business Research Journal
  • International Journal of Business Innovation and Futures Industries

Editorial Board Member

  • International Journal of Economics and Financial Research
  • Financial Markets, Institutions and Risks (FMIR)

Reviewer

  • Economics

Teaching specialisms

  • International Banking and Finance
  • International Finance
  • International Settlement
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Management Accounting
  • Financial Accounting
  • Corporate Financial Management
  • Financial Management Accounting
  • Quantitative Part of Research Method
  • Economics and Globalisation
  • Managing Data

Research supervision

  • Credit Risk Management / Credit Ratings
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Blockchain Technology
  • Cryptocurrencies
  • FinTech
  • Financial Literacy

Funded projects

  • 2021-2022 – Connect4Innovation: UK-Turkey Higher Education Institutional Partnership Fund (Budget: £50,000)
  • 2016-2017 – Project Coordinator, European Union Project, Life-Long Learning Programme

Conferences

  • Safe Haven or Risky Hazard? Bitcoin, Gold and S&P 500 Before and During the Covid-19, 4th International Conference on Economics, Finance and Management: Recent Trends of the 21st Century in Economics, Finance and Management, Gelisim – UWE Bristol, 2020.
  • Financial Literacy and Behavioural Biases among University Students, Inna Pomorina, Isik Akin (Bath Spa University) and Ros O'Leary (the University of the West of England), Developments in Economics Education Conference Abstract Book, 2019
  • New credit rating model for countries: EU and Turkey, 3rd International Conference on Economics, Finance and Management: Recent Trends of the 21st Century in Economics, Finance and Management, Gelisim – UWE Bristol, 2019, p.48.
  • 2nd International Conference on Economics, Finance and Management (GELISIM – UWE, 2018) – Conference Secretariat
  • 1st International Conference on Economics, Finance and Management (GELISIM – UWE, 2017) – Conference Secretariat
  • International Economics, Management and Market Research Congress, 2019
  • Workshop on Lean Humanitarian Food Supply Chain in Turkey, Sep 9-13, 2017
  • Istanbul University 15. National Management Congress, 2016
  • International Economics, Management and Market Research Congress, 2015.

Research and academic outputs

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Kurumsal sosyal sorumluluk ve katkıları
book

Akin, I, Yurttadur, M and Süzen, E (2016) Kurumsal sosyal sorumluluk ve katkıları. Türkiye Alim Kitapları, Saarbrücken. ISBN 9783639813012


Türkiye'de banka müşterilerinin internet bankacılığına yaklaşımları
book

Süzen, E, Yurttadur, M and Akin, I (2016) Türkiye'de banka müşterilerinin internet bankacılığına yaklaşımları. Türkiye Alim Kitapları, Saarbrücken. ISBN 9783639812909


The impact of credit risk management on the EU banks' performance
book

Akin, I (2016) The impact of credit risk management on the EU banks' performance. Istanbul Gelisim University Press, Istanbul. ISBN 9786056282379


Adaptif piyasa hipotezi
book_section

Akin, I (2020) 'Adaptif piyasa hipotezi.' In: Buğan, M.F, ed. Davranişsal finans: homo economicus, psikoloji, irrasyonalite. Gazi Kitabevi, Ankara, pp. 79-98. ISBN 9786257216777


The ripple effects of CBDC-related news on Bitcoin returns: insights from the DCC-GARCH model
article

Akin, I, Khan, Z.M, Hameed, A and Satiroglu, H (2023) 'The ripple effects of CBDC-related news on Bitcoin returns: insights from the DCC-GARCH model.' Research in International Business and Finance, 66. e102060. ISSN 0275-5319


Empirical analysis of bitcoin and major cryptocurrencies prices
article

Akin, I and Satiroglu, H (2023) 'Empirical analysis of bitcoin and major cryptocurrencies prices.' The Journal of Prediction Markets, 13 (3). pp. 3-15.


Does high level of financial literacy improve financial well-being of young adults in Bristol and Istanbul?
article

Akin, I (2022) 'Does high level of financial literacy improve financial well-being of young adults in Bristol and Istanbul?' Üçüncü Sektör Sosyal Ekonomi Dergisi, 57 (2). pp. 703-740. ISSN 2148-1237


The most common behavioural biases among young adults in Bristol, UK and Istanbul
article

Akin, I (2022) 'The most common behavioural biases among young adults in Bristol, UK and Istanbul.' Financial Markets, Institutions and Risks, 6 (1). pp. 27-39. ISSN 2521-1250


Determination of sovereign credit rating model for European countries
article

Akin, I (2021) 'Determination of sovereign credit rating model for European countries.' Financial Markets, Institutions and Risks, 5 (3). pp. 45-58. ISSN 2521-1250


Avrupa Merkez Bankasi, Ingiltere Merkez Bankasi ve Isviçre Merkez Bankasi para politikasi araçlari ve ekonomi üzerine etkileri
article

Akin, I (2017) 'Avrupa Merkez Bankasi, Ingiltere Merkez Bankasi ve Isviçre Merkez Bankasi para politikasi araçlari ve ekonomi üzerine etkileri.' The Journal of Academic Social Science, 55. pp. 324-345. ISSN 2148-2489


Private equity and impacts on recent financial crisis
article

Akin, I (2017) 'Private equity and impacts on recent financial crisis.' Journal of Social Humanities Sciences Research, 4 (11). pp. 574-581. ISSN 2459-1149


Davranişsal finans açisindan yatirimcilarin kararlarinin incelenmesi
article

Akin, I (2017) 'Davranişsal finans açisindan yatirimcilarin kararlarinin incelenmesi.' International Journal of Academic Value Studies, 3 (15). pp. 11-21. ISSN 2149-8598


Corporate governance in financial services
article

Akin, I (2017) 'Corporate governance in financial services.' International Journal of Academic Value Studies, 3 (11). pp. 244-250. ISSN 2149-8598


Factors influencing the profitability of EU banks before and during the financial crisis
article

Akin, I (2016) 'Factors influencing the profitability of EU banks before and during the financial crisis.' İstanbul Gelişim Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergis, 3 (2). pp. 151-184. ISSN 2148-4287


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