Professor Sasha Talavera

Professor Sasha Talavera

The Department of Economics
Professor in Financial Economics
Director of Research - Department of Economics

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Department of Economics
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

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

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


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.

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Postgraduate supervision

Doctoral research

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Big data, fintech, online price setting, social networks, empirical corporate finance.


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


Recent publications


Gorodnichenko, Y, Pham, T & Talavera, O 2021, 'Conference presentations and academic publishing', Economic Modelling, vol. 95, pp. 228-254.

Ĺšpiewanowski, P & Talavera, O 2021, 'Journal rankings and publication strategy', Scientometrics.

Gorodnichenko, Y, Talavera, O & Vu, N 2021, 'Quality and price setting of high-tech goods', Economic Modelling, vol. 98, pp. 69-85.

Talavera, O, Yin, S & Zhang, M 2021, 'Tournament incentives, age diversity and firm performance', Journal of Empirical Finance, vol. 61, pp. 139-162.

Caglayan, M, Pham, T, Talavera, O & Xiong, X 2020, 'Asset mispricing in peer-to-peer loan secondary markets', Journal of Corporate Finance, vol. 65, 101769.

Gao, G, Caglayan, M, Li, Y & Talavera, O 2020, 'Expert imitation in P2P markets', Manchester School.

Ji, J, Talavera, O & Yin, S 2020, 'Frequencies of board meetings on various topics and corporate governance: evidence from China', Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, vol. 54, no. 1, pp. 69-110.

Pham, T, Talavera, O & Tsapin, A 2020, 'Shock Contagion, Asset Quality and Lending Behaviour: The Case of War in Eastern Ukraine', Kyklos.

Fan, R, Talavera, O & Tran, V 2020, 'Social media, political uncertainty, and stock markets', Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting.

Caglayan, M, Talavera, O, Xiong, L & Zhang, J 2020, 'What does not kill us makes us stronger: the story of repetitive consumer loan applications', European Journal of Finance, pp. 1-20.

Caglayan, M, Pham, T & Talavera, O 2019, 'Dollarization, pass-through, and domestic lending: evidence from Turkish banking', Emerging Markets Finance and Trade.

Pham, T, Talavera, O & Yang, J 2019, 'Multimarket competition and profitability: evidence from Ukrainian banks', Oxford Economic Papers.

Fan, R, Talavera, O & Tran, V 2019, 'Social media bots and stock markets', European Financial Management, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 737-777.

Kuzman, T, Talavera, O & Bellos, SK 2018, 'Politically induced board turnover, ownership arrangements, and performance of SOEs', Corporate Governance: An International Review, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 160-179.

Gorodnichenko, Y, Sheremirov, V & Talavera, O 2018, 'Price setting in online markets: does IT click?', Journal of the European Economic Association, vol. 16, no. 6, pp. 1764-1811.

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