Membership Category

  • Associate


  • Université Concordia


  • Business Administration
  • Economy
  • Finance
  • Management


  • Circular economy
  • Environmental, social and governance criteria (ESG)
  • Circular economy measurement

Scientific activities and affiliations

  • Circularity Matrix, Co-Founder
  • Baskent University, Adjunct Lecturer


Dr. Esra Alp Coskun was conferred her Ph.D. in Economics/Behavioral Finance from Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey, in 2021. Throughout her doctoral studies, she was a research assistant within the Department of Banking and Finance at Recep Tayyip Erdogan University, Turkey, from 2016 to 2017. Further enriching her academic experience, Dr. Coskun was a visiting scholar at the University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom, specifically in the Department of Accounting, Finance, and Economics for the 2018-2019 academic cycle, focusing on her Ph.D. dissertation.

After obtaining her PhD, she engaged in postdoctoral research at Middle East Technical University, concentrating on projects that intersect Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning in finance. Dr. Coskun also imparted her knowledge as a guest lecturer at Baskent University and Ankara University for the 2022-2023 academic year, delivering lectures on Risk Management and Corporate Finance. In the 2023-2024 academic year, she has taken up the role of Visiting Professor at the John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, Montréal, Canada. She is spearheading a Circular Economy Project, distinguished by a research grant from The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK).

Her academic contributions have earned her a promotion to Associate Professor in Finance by Turkey's Inter-University Council. Dr Coskun's scholarly output encompasses a broad spectrum of economics and finance, including macroeconomics, microeconomics, economic development, circular economy, and behavioural finance, with her works published in esteemed peer-reviewed journals such as Financial Innovation, International Journal of Finance and Economics, Research in International Business and Finance, Empirical Economics, and the Review of Behavioral Finance. Beyond academia, Dr. Coskun has also accrued experience as an independent auditor and advisor in forex trading.

Affiliated research axes

Change and Transition Management

Planning Optimization

Resource and Product Maximization

Policy levers

The RRECQ is supported by the Fonds de recherche du Québec.
Fonds de recherche - Québec