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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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


CEO Dismissal, Compensation, and Topics of Board Meetings: The Case of China (with J. Ji and S. Yin), Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting accepted.

Self-employment, financial development and well-being: Evidence from China, Russia and Ukraine, (with M. Zhang and T. Pham), Journal of Comparative Economics, 2018 46(3) pp. 754-769.

Politically Induced Board Turnover, Ownership Arrangements and Performance of SOEs: Is there a Connection?, (with T. Kuzman and S. Bellas), Corporate Governance: An International Review, 2018 26(3), pp. 160-179.

The Responses of Internet Retail Prices to Aggregate Shocks: A High-Frequency Approach, (with Y. Gorodnichenko and V. Sheremirov), Economics Letters, (2018) 164, pp. 124-127.

Price Setting in Online Markets: Does IT Click?, (with Y. Gorodnichenko and V. Sheremirov), Journal of European Economic Association, (2018) 16(6), pp. 1764-1811.

Board diversity and performance: The case of Chinese banking, (with S. Yin and M. Zhang), International Review of Financial Analysis, (2018) 55, pp. 60-79.

Discrimination, Social capital, and Financial Constraints: the Case of Vietnam, (with T. Pham), World Development, (2018) 102, pp. 228-242.

Price Settings in Online Markets: Basic facts, International Comparisons, and Cross-border Integration, (with Y. Gorodnichenko) American Economic Review, (2017) 107(1), pp. 249-82.

Can State Language Policies Distort Students' Demand for Higher Education? (with A. Muravyev) Journal of Comparative Economics, (2016) 44(2), pp. 383-399.

Performance Effects of Appointing Other Firms Executive Directors to Corporate Boards: an Analysis of UK Firms, (with Ch. Weir and A. Muravyev) Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting (2016) 46(1), pp. 25-45.

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