Coskun Can Aktan is a professor of Public
Faculty of Economics and Management
of the Dokuz Eylul University. He earned his undergraduate
and graduate degrees from Dokuz Eylul University. He began
teaching at the Dokuz Eylul University in 1986 and was
promoted to full professorship in 1996.
He worked at several international research
centers and universities including the
Center for Study of
Public Choice, George Mason University
of the University of California (UCLA) ;
Social Sciences Institute of the University of Edinburgh
(Great Britain) and
Institut für Allgemeine für Wirtschaftsforschung of the
University of Freiburg
(Germany) , Faculty of Economic and
Social Sciences, Vrije University (Belgium) and Mount Kenya University
(Kenya ) as a visiting scholar.
Aktan's research studies were funded by the
fellowships and the grants of such organizations as Higher
Education Institution of Turkey, Turkish Scientific and
Technical Research Institution (TÜBİTAK), Turkish Sciences
Academy (TÜBA), George Mason University Foundation (USA),
Earhart Foundation (USA), British Council (UK), German
Academic Exchange Service :DAAD (Germany), Friedrich-Naumann
Foundation (Germany), Japan Foundation (Japan) and Soros
Professor Aktan is a prolific writer and a
regular contributor to scholarly journals in Turkey. His
research ranges across many fields within social sciences.
He published books
and articles on economics, poliitical science, sociology, management etc.
He prefers inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary studies
in social sciences. He is especially specialized on Public
Finance, Public Choice, Institutional Economics and
name appears on many scientific journals as a member of
editorial/advisory board. He is also a regular referee for many
Professor Aktan served as member of
Trustee Board at
He served as board member of University
Dokuz Eylul University
for several years.
He was a consultant to the
Authority, a regulatory body in Turkey between 2003-2005.
He also served as an "Advisor to Health
Minister" and contributed to the Turkish Health Care
Transition Program in the years between 2003-2006.
During his work at Ministry of Health, he initiated an
e-library on health-care services ,
which is the most comprehensive database on health services
and health sector in Turkey.
Professor Aktan is currently working at the
Economics and Management, Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey.
Chairman of the
Research Society (SOSRES), a non-governmental
serves as an associate at the
Center for Business and Public
Sector Ethics, Cambridge, UK.
also serves as an associate at the
The International Association
of Cybercrime Prevention,
Professor Aktan has
been recently appointed as Research Associate at
the School of Governance of University
of Johannesburg, South Africa.
He served as the Conference Chair of the Annual Meeting
European Public Choice Society (EPCS)
He also founded and served as editor-in-chief of the several
journals including Journal of Public Choice and
Constitutional Economics, Journal of Telecommunication
and Regulation. He is currently the Founding General Editor
the Social Sciences eJournals Archive.
You can download full-text articles and books written
by Professor Aktan here at ResearchGate:
You can also download
a collection of powerpoint slides, based on Professor
Aktan's research studies at SlideShare: