Associate Professor

2010, D.B.A. in Finance - Cleveland State University, Ohio, US

2005, M.Sc. in Accounting and Finance - Hacettepe University, Turkey


Perihan is Associate Professor of Finance. Her extensive research covers diverse financial topics, including corporate governance, investor sentiment, and international finance. She also engages in interdisciplinary research, particularly in the field of innovation. Her work has been published in reputable international journals such as the European Journal of Finance, Finance Research Letters and Journal of Asian Economics.

In addition to her research, Perihan is an experienced educator, teaching various courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels. She has supervised numerous undergraduate and master's theses. She is also a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy and Stevens Initiative Connected Classrooms scholar.

Perihan loves working closely with her students. She is the founder and academic advisor of the Zayed University Finance Club, where she has organized events and educational trips, including a Bloomberg student roundtable and visits to University of Loyola, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and University of Chicago.


Abu Dhabi - Khalifa City, FF1-2-016


+971 2 599 3809

Teaching Areas

Corporate Governance, Boardroom Diversity, Innovation, Financial Crises, Investor Sentiment, Cryptocurrencies, Banking, Market Discipline

Research and Professional Activities

Bor, Omay, T., Iren, P., & Aktan, C. (2022). The effects of energy-intensive meat production on CO2 emissions: evidence from extended environmental Kuznets framework. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 29(19), 27805-27818.

Rubbaniy, G., Tee, K., Iren, P., & Abdennadher, S. (2022). Investors mood and herd investing: A quantile-on-quantile regression explanation from crypto market. Finance Research Letters, 47, 102585.

Hussain, T., Iren, P., & Rice, J. (2020). Determinants of innovative behaviors among self-initiated expatriates. Personnel Review, 49(2), 349-369.

Omay, T., & Iren, P. (2019). Behavior of foreign investors in the Malaysian stock market in times of crisis: A nonlinear approach. Journal of Asian Economics, 60, 85-100.

Aktan, C., Iren, P., & Omay, T. (2019). Market development and market efficiency: evidence based on nonlinear panel unit root tests. The European Journal of Finance, 25(11), 979-993.