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. & Discrimination, Social Capital, and Financial Constraints: The Case of Viet Nam. World Development 102, 228-242.
  2. & Price setting in online markets: Does IT click?. Journal of European Economic Association
  3. & Price Setting in Online Markets: Basic Facts, International Comparisons, and Cross-Border Integration. American Economic Review 107(1), 249-282.
  4. & Time Allocation and Performance: The Case of Chinese Entrepreneurs. International Journal of the Economics of Business 24(1), 27-51.
  5. & Can state language policies distort students’ demand for education?. Journal of Comparative Economics 44(2), 383-399.

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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

  • 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 in China (current)

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

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

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

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Tim Zhou
    Other supervisor: Prof Sasha Talavera
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Xicheng Liu
    Other supervisor: Prof Sasha Talavera
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Wei Song
    Other supervisor: Prof Sasha Talavera