Assistant Professor
PhD in Economics Methods, 2017, University of Messina

Dr. Goksu Aslan is an Adjunct Assistant Professor within the CIS at Zayed University. She holds a BA degree in Econometrics, an MSc degree in Statistics, and a PhD degree in Economics Methods. Her research interests revolve around economic growth, income inequality, financial inclusion, and gender inequality. During her PhD, she was a summer intern at the IMF where she worked on gender inequality in financial access and macroeconomic outcomes with a particular focus on sub-Saharan Africa. She has also completed the Advanced Studies Program in International Economic Policy Research at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. She has been an Instructor of Economics at NYUAD for 5 years in UAE. Before moving to the UAE, she was an Associate Economic Affairs Officer at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Milano-Bicocca. Following her BA degree, she also had a couple of years of private sector experience including her one-year banking experience. She is also a competitive rowing athlete and a certified coach who has been rowing and competing for 22 years nationally and internationally. She has several national and regional titles in Turkiye, Italy, and United Arab Emirates. She is a national record holder, and World Rowing Championships finalist.


Abu Dhabi - Khalifa City, MF1-1-018



Teaching Areas

Economic growth, Income inequality, Gender inequality, Sustainable development goals

Research and Professional Activities

Aslan, Goksu. (2022). Enhancing youth and women’s financial inclusion in South Asia. Cogent Economics & Finance 10, no. 1 (2022): 2136237. DOI: 10.1080/23322039.2022.2136237

Aslan, Goksu. (2019). Towards Financial Inclusion in South Asia: A Youth and Gender Perspective. Development Papers 1902, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) South and South-West Asia Office.

Aslan, Goksu. (2018). Direct and Indirect Effects of Income Inequality On Economic Growth Through Political Economy." Journal of Income Distribution® 27, no. 3-4: 5-17.

Delechat, Corinne C., Monique Newiak, Rui Xu, Mr Fan Yang, and Goksu Aslan. (2018). What is driving women’s financial inclusion across countries?. International Monetary Fund, 2018.

Aslan, Goksu. (2017). The Effects of Income Inequality and Redistribution in Democracies: A Dynamic Panel Data Approach. Dynamic Econometric Models 17, no. 1: 19-39.