Professor Sasha Talavera

Professor Sasha Talavera

The Department of Economics
Professor in Financial Economics

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Department of Economics
University House
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


Arias, J, Talavera, O & Tsapin, A 2022, 'Bank liquidity and exposure to industry shocks: evidence from Ukraine', Emerging Markets Review.

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.

Yilmaz, O, Talavera, O & Jia, JY 2022, 'Rental market liquidity, seasonality, and distance to universities', International Journal of the Economics of Business.

Gedikli, C, Hill, R, Talavera, O & Yilmaz, O 2022, 'The hidden cost of smoking: rent premia in the housing market', Real Estate Economics.

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

Caglayan, M, Talavera, O & Zhang, W 2021, 'Herding behaviour in P2P lending markets', Journal of Empirical Finance, vol. 63, pp. 27-41.

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.

Gorodnichenko, Y, Pham, T & Talavera, O 2021, 'Social media, sentiment and public opinions: evidence from #Brexit and #USElection', European Economic Review, vol. 136, 103772.

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

Faryna, O, Pham, T, Talavera, O & Tsapin, A 2021, 'Wage and unemployment: evidence from online job vacancy data', Journal of Comparative Economics.

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, Wood, G & Yin, S 2021, 'Quality of working environment and corporate financial distress', Finance Research Letters.

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