Dr Isik Akin

Isik Akin

Programme Leader for International Banking and Finance, Partnership Manager (China), Lecturer in Finance

Worcester Business School

Department of Management and Finance

Contact Details

email: i.akin@worc.ac.uk

I am an experienced and passionate lecturer in Finance and joined Worcester University in 2021.

As well as publishing a number of articles and book publications, I also acted as the European Union Project Manager at Istanbul Gelisim University from 2016 to 2017. Other roles in Istanbul include work as Vice-Principal of the Institute of Health Science and President of the Bologna Committee. Previously, I was teaching different Economics and Finance Modules for undergraduate and postgraduate students at Bath Spa University and University of Arts London.

I have previously taught such topics as Mathematics, Statistics, International Finance, Corporate Finance, Economics and Globalisation, Accounting, and Insurance. I am also an active researcher in Finance.


PhD Accounting and Finance

PhD Economics and Finance

MSc Finance

BSc Mathematics

Teaching Interests

Financial Markets and Investments

International Banking and Finance

Financial Management

Financial Intermediaries

International Finance

Research Interests

Credit Risk

Credit Ratings

Blockchain Technology

Financial Literacy

Behavioural Finance

Membership of Professional Bodies

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), 2021.

The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI), 2014.

Recent Publications

Published Research

- Akin, I. (2021). Determination of Sovereign Credit Rating Model for European Countries Financial       Markets, Institutions and Risks, 5(3), 45-58. http://doi.org/10.21272/fmir.5(3).45-58.2021

- Akin, I. (2017). The European Central Bank, The Bank of England And Swiss National Bank     Monetary             Policy Tools and Their Effects on The Economy the Journal of Academic            Social Science, 5(55),    324-345. Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.16992/ASOS.12563

- Akin, I. (2017). Private Equity and Impacts on Recent Financial Crisis, Journal of Social and     Humanities Sciences Research, 4(11), 574-581. Link:            http://www.jshsr.org/DergiTamDetay.aspx?ID=104&Detay=Ozet

- Akin, I. (2017). Corporate Governance in Financial Services, International Journal of Academic            Value Studies, 3(11), 244-250. Link:    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/329738414_corporate_governance_in_financial_ser            vices

- Akin, I. (2017). Investigation of Investors' Decisions in Terms of Behavioural Finance, International        Journal of Academic Value Studies, 3(15), 11-21. Link:           https://javstudies.com/Makaleler/1949055766_2.%20ID446.%20I%C5%9F%C4%B1k%20A    KIN_11-21.pdf

- Akin, I., Manga, M.B. and Ozcan O. (2016). The Effect of Credit Risk Management on The EU Banks Performance: Before and After Financial Crisis, Eurasian Business and Economics          Journal, v.s1, 317-323. Link: http://busecon.eurasianacademy.org/dergi//S1/29-        Business&Economics.pdf

- Akin, I. (2016). Factors Influencing the Profitability of EU Banks Before and During the Financial         Crisis, IGU Social Science Journal, 3(2), 151-184. Doi:        http://dx.doi.org/10.17336/igusbd.64827


Funded Project

  • 2021-2022: Connect4Innovation: UK-Turkey Higher Education Institutional Partnership Fund (Budget: £50,000.00)


  • 2016-2017: Project Coordinator, European Union Project, Life-Long Learning Programme (Budget: €200,000.00)




  • - Time Series Analysis of Cryptocurrencies, 5th International Conference on Natural Resources and Sustainable Environmental Management, Near East University, 2021
  • - 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


Published Books

  • - Akin, I. (2018). The Impact of Credit Risk Management on the EU Banks' Performance, IGU Publication: Istanbul.
  • -Yurttadur, M., Suzen E. And Akin, I. (2018). Corporate Social Responsibility and Contributions, Turkey Alim Publication: Hamburg.
  • - Yurttadur, M., Suzen E. And Akin, I. (2018). The Approach to Internet Banking of Bank Customers in Turkey, Turkey Alim Publication: Hamburg.


Chapter in Published Books

  • - Akin, I. (2020). Adaptive Market Hypothesis, in Bugan, M.F. (ed.)Behavioural Finance: Homo Economicus, Psychology and IrrationalityGazi Yayinevi: Ankara, pp.78-95.




Advisory Board Member

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


Editorial Board Member

  • Financial Markets, Institutions and Risks (FMIR)