Sasha Talavera

Sasha Talavera

The Department of Economics
Professor in Financial Economics

Contact details

Address
Department of Economics
University House
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Sasha Talavera joined the Department of Economics at Birmingham Business School in 2019 as a Professor in Financial Economics.

Feedback and office hours

By appointment

Qualifications

  • PhD in Economics, European University Viadrina
  • MA in Economics, Boston College
  • MA in Economics, Kyiv School of Economics
  • BA in Economics, Ostroh Academy

Biography

Prior to joining the department, Sasha was a Professor of Finance at the School of Management, Swansea University. He also worked for University of Sheffield, Durham University, University of East Anglia, the Robert Gordon University, and DIW-Berlin. He is broadly interested in online-prices, big data analytics, banking, international finance, empirical corporate finance, and emerging market economies.

More details are available on www.otalavera.com.

Teaching

Applied Econometrics (PG)

Postgraduate supervision

Postgraduate Supervision

  • Zhenyi Zhai (2022 – present)
  • Yiqian Zhou (2022 – present)
  • Zhuangchen Wu (2021 – present)

Doctoral Research

  • Abdullah F. AlSabah (2022), “Essays on Information Arrival and Asset Prices”, placement: Capital Market Authority of Kuwait
  • Linh Vi (2022), “Essays on Employment and Wages in Online Labour Markets”, placement: Aston University
  • Ge Gao (2022), “Essays on the Peer-to-Peer Lending Markets”,  placement: Beijing Sport University
  • Said Kaawach (2022), “ Essays on Peer-to-Peer Lending “, placement: University of Huddersfield
  • Nam Vu Hoai (2020) “Essays on Price-Setting in Online Markets”, placement: NHS England

Doctoral research

PhD title

Research

Banking, financial markets, fintech, social networks, corporate finance, behavioural finance, house prices, text analysis, big data.


 

Other activities

  • International Monetary Fund (IMF) expert
  • Editorial Board of Bank i Kredyt (Journal of the Narodowy Bank Polski),
  • Editorial Board of Visnyk NBU (Herald of the National Bank of Ukraine),
  • Founder and member of Editorial board of VoxUkraine.org

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Arias, J, Talavera, O & Tsapin, A 2022, 'Bank liquidity and exposure to industry shocks: evidence from Ukraine', Emerging Markets Review, vol. 53, 100942. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ememar.2022.100942

Pham, T, Talavera, O & Tsapin, A 2022, 'Branch network structure, authority and lending behaviour', Economic Systems. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecosys.2022.101040

Perroni, C, Scharf, K, Talavera, O & Vi, L 2022, 'Does online salience predict charitable giving? Evidence from SMS text donations', Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, vol. 197, pp. 134-149. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2022.02.015

Caglayan, M, Talavera, O & Xiong, L 2022, 'Female small business owners in China: discouraged, not discriminated', Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, vol. 80, 101649. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.intfin.2022.101649

Yilmaz, O, Talavera, O & Jia, JY 2022, 'Rental market liquidity, seasonality, and distance to universities', International Journal of the Economics of Business. https://doi.org/10.1080/13571516.2022.2033078

Gedikli, C, Hill, R, Talavera, O & Yilmaz, O 2022, 'The hidden cost of smoking: rent premia in the housing market', Real Estate Economics. https://doi.org/10.1111/1540-6229.12399

Gorodnichenko, Y, Pham, T & Talavera, O 2022, 'The voice of monetary policy', The American Economic Review.

Gorodnichenko, Y, Pham, T & Talavera, O 2021, 'Conference presentations and academic publishing', Economic Modelling, vol. 95, pp. 228-254. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econmod.2020.12.017

Caglayan, M, Talavera, O & Zhang, W 2021, 'Herding behaviour in P2P lending markets', Journal of Empirical Finance, vol. 63, pp. 27-41. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jempfin.2021.05.005

Ĺšpiewanowski, P & Talavera, O 2021, 'Journal rankings and publication strategy', Scientometrics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-021-03891-5

Hargreaves Heap, S & Talavera, O 2021, 'Policy innovation through noise in implementation: best to be grey (or silver) on Friday, in Halifax', Scottish Journal of Political Economy. https://doi.org/10.1111/sjpe.12302

Gorodnichenko, Y, Talavera, O & Vu, N 2021, 'Quality and price setting of high-tech goods', Economic Modelling, vol. 98, pp. 69-85. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econmod.2021.02.010

Gorodnichenko, Y, Pham, T & Talavera, O 2021, 'Social media, sentiment and public opinions: evidence from #Brexit and #USElection', European Economic Review, vol. 136, 103772. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.euroecorev.2021.103772

Talavera, O, Yin, S & Zhang, M 2021, 'Tournament incentives, age diversity and firm performance', Journal of Empirical Finance, vol. 61, pp. 139-162. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jempfin.2021.01.003

Letter

Pham, T, Talavera, O, Wood, G & Yin, S 2021, 'Quality of working environment and corporate financial distress', Finance Research Letters. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.frl.2021.102449

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