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University of Exeter Business School

Dr Adnan Isin

Dr Adnan Isin

Lecturer in Accounting and Finance


 +44 (0) 1392 722650

 Streatham Court 1.11


Streatham Court, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4PU, UK


Dr Isin joined the Business School in 2018. Previously he was an Associate Lecturer in Department of Economics and Related Studies at University of York, where he thought courses on Advanced Corporate Finance and Derivatives Pricin and Capital Markets at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Preceding that, he was an Associate Research Fellow at Tax Administration Research Centre at University of Exeter. He holds a master’s degree in Finance and Investments and PhD in Finance both from University of Exeter.


Ph.D. MSc - Finance


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Research interests

  • Corporate Finance
  • Exchange Traded Funds and Passive Investing
  • Empirical Loan Contract Design and Debt Markets
  • Corporate Financial Reporting
  • UK investments and capital markets including 
    • Active vs. Passive Markets
    • Investment Trusts, OEICs, Unit Trusts

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Journal articles

Isin AA (2018). Tax avoidance and cost of debt: the case for loan-specific risk mitigation and public debt financing. Journal of Corporate Finance, 49, 344-378. Abstract.

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External Engagement and Impact

Awards and honours

  • Business School Scholarship for PhD in Finance – Essays on Corporate Risk Management 

Ad-hoc Reviewer

  • Journal of Corporate Finance
  • European Accounting Review
  • Journal of Business Finance and Accounting
  • Journal of the American Taxation Association

Professional Memberships

  • American Accounting Association
  • American Taxation Association
  • Financial Management Association
  • European Accounting Association
  • European Finance Association
  • American Finance Association 
  • Chartered Insurance Institute
  • Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment

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Teaching interests

  • Corporate Finance
  • Advanced Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • UK and International Capital Markets and Investments



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