Professor Sasha Talavera
Chair
School of Management
Telephone: (01792) 602719
Room: Office 228 - 228
Second Floor
School of Management
Bay Campus

Oleksandr  (Sasha) Talavera is a Professor of Finance at the School of Management, Swansea University. He received his B.A. at Ostroh Academy (Ukraine), M.A. at EERC (Ukraine), M.A. at Boston College, and his Ph.D. at the European University Viadrina (Germany). Prior to joining the faculty at Swansea University, Sasha worked for University of Sheffield, Durham University, University of East Anglia, the Robert Gordon University, and DIW-Berlin. He is broadly interested in empirical corporate finance, online-prices, big data analytics, banking, international finance, and emerging market economies.

More details are available on www.otalavera.com

Areas of Expertise

  • Online markets
  • Emerging Market Economies
  • Banking
  • Corporate finance

Publications

  1. & Politically induced board turnover, ownership arrangements, and performance of SOEs. Corporate Governance: An International Review 26(3), 160-179.
  2. & The responses of internet retail prices to aggregate shocks: A high-frequency approach. Economics Letters 164, 124-127.
  3. & Discrimination, Social Capital, and Financial Constraints: The Case of Viet Nam. World Development 102, 228-242.
  4. & Price Setting in Online Markets: Does IT Click?. Journal of the European Economic Association
  5. & Price Setting in Online Markets: Basic Facts, International Comparisons, and Cross-Border Integration. American Economic Review 107(1), 249-282.

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Teaching

  • MN-3506 Derivatives and Risk Management

    This module aims to provide an understanding of how companies and financial institutions can manage risk through the use of financial derivatives and covers the role of hedging and risk management in business organisations. Different types of financial derivative will be introduced and their roles in financial markets in terms of trading and hedging will be covered. Basic pricing theories and techniques will also be covered in this module. This module is sponsored by Admiral Insurance Group (Cardiff) with a module prize.

  • MN-M505 Risk Management

    This module aims to provide an understanding of how companies and financial institutions can manage risk through the use of financial derivatives and covers the role of hedging and risk management in business organisations. Different types of financial derivative will be introduced and their roles in financial markets in terms of trading and hedging will be covered. Basic pricing theories and techniques will also be covered in this module. This module is sponsored by Admiral Insurance Group (Cardiff) with a module prize.

Supervision

  • Price setting in Betting markets (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Mo Tian
    Other supervisor: Prof Sasha Talavera
  • Corporate governance in the financial sector (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Wei Song
    Other supervisor: Prof Sasha Talavera
  • Peer-to-Peer Online Lending (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Joy Jia
    Other supervisor: Prof Sasha Talavera
  • Corporate governance in US bank holding companies. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Kim Cuong Ly
    Other supervisor: Prof Sasha Talavera
  • Dynamics of Futures Markets (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Xicheng Liu
    Other supervisor: Prof Sasha Talavera
  • Brexit implications on risk Disclosure in FTSE 250 Annual Reports (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Hussein Halabi
    Other supervisor: Prof Sasha Talavera
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Xicheng Liu
    Other supervisor: Prof Sasha Talavera
  • Compensation Consultants and CEO's Motivation to Engage in/Complete Merger & Acquisition Activities (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Wei Song
    Other supervisor: Prof Sasha Talavera
  • Does Derivatives Market Development influence Bank Behaviours? (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Tim Zhou
    Other supervisor: Prof Sasha Talavera
  • 'Essays on Banking in Emerging Markets' (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Giovanni Tabacco
    Other supervisor: Prof Sasha Talavera