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

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 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.

Supervision

  • Peer to peer Online Lending in China (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Sasha Talavera
    Other supervisor: Dr Joy Jia
  • Chapter 1: Multimarket competition and profitability: Evidence from Ukrainian banking (current)

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

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Sasha Talavera
    Other supervisor: Dr Wei Song
  • 1.The Uncovered Interest Rate Parity Puzzle Beyond Carry Trade 2. Noise Trading and Stock Market Crisis: Evidence from the Crash of 208-2009 3. Exchange Rate Expectations and Central Bank Policy: A Case Study of Brexit (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Davide Avino
    Other supervisor: Dr Mo Tian
    Other supervisor: Prof Sasha Talavera
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Sasha Talavera
    Other supervisor: Dr Wei Song
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Sasha Talavera
    Other supervisor: Dr Kim Cuong Ly
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Sasha Talavera
    Other supervisor: Dr Xicheng Liu