Sasha Talavera

Sasha Talavera

The Department of Economics
Professor in Financial Economics

Contact details

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. He is broadly interested in online-prices, big data analytics, banking, international finance, empirical corporate finance, and emerging market economies.

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By appointment.


  • 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. 

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Applied Econometrics (PG)

Postgraduate supervision

Postgraduate Supervision

  • Zixi Guo (2023 - present) 
  • Mohammad Aldoub (2023 - present) 
  • Fei Ge (2023 - present) 
  • Xinyi Wang (2023 - present) 
  • Zhenyi Zhai (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


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


Recent publications


Gao, G, Nikolsko‐rzhevskyy, A & Talavera, O 2023, 'Can central banks be heard over the sound of gunfire?', Journal of Financial Research.

Fan, R, Talavera, O & Tran, V 2023, 'Information flows and the law of one price', International Review of Financial Analysis, vol. 85, 102466.

Pham, T, Talavera, O & Wu, Z 2023, 'Labor markets during war time: Evidence from online job advertisements', Journal of Comparative Economics, vol. 51, no. 4, pp. 1316-1333.

Nikolsko-Rzhevskyy, A, Talavera, O & Vu, N 2023, 'The flood that caused a drought', Economic Inquiry.

Gorodnichenko, Y, Pham, T & Talavera, O 2023, 'The voice of monetary policy', The American Economic Review, vol. 113, no. 2, pp. 548-584.

Arias, J, Talavera, O & Tsapin, A 2022, 'Bank liquidity and exposure to industry shocks: evidence from Ukraine', Emerging Markets Review, vol. 53, 100942.

Pham, T, Talavera, O & Tsapin, A 2022, 'Branch network structure, authority and lending behaviour', Economic Systems.

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.

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.

Yilmaz, O, Talavera, O & Jia, JY 2022, 'Rental market liquidity, seasonality, and distance to universities', International Journal of the Economics of Business, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 223-239.

Fan, R, Talavera, O & Tran, V 2022, 'Social media and price discovery: The case of cross-listed firms', Journal of Financial Research, vol. 46, no. 1, pp. 151-167.

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.

Śpiewanowski, P & Talavera, O 2021, 'Journal rankings and publication strategy', Scientometrics, vol. 126, no. 4, pp. 3227-3242.

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