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Open research seminar on P2P lending

20 December 2018

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A traditional open research seminar of the National Bank of Ukraine to be held on 26 December 2018. Oleksandr Talavera (Swansea University) will speak on recent developments in P2P lending research.


Oleksandr Talavera is a professor of finance at the School of Management, Swansea University who participates in the NBU Visiting Scholar Program supported by the Canada-IMF NBU Capacity Building Project. He received his B.A. at Ostroh Academy (Ukraine), M.A. at EERC (Ukraine), M.A. at Boston College, and his Ph.D. at the European University Viadrina (Germany). Prior to joining the faculty at Swansea University, Sasha worked for University of Sheffield, Durham University, University of East Anglia, the Robert Gordon University, and DIW-Berlin. He is broadly interested in empirical corporate finance, online-prices, big data analytics, banking, international finance, and emerging market economies.


The seminar’s working language will be English.


Seminar venue: room 218, 9, Instytutska St., Kyiv. The venue can be accessed via the central entrance.


 The seminar starts at 11 a.m. Registration of participants will take place from 10.45 a.m. to 10.55 a.m. To be admitted into the NBU, which is a restricted access facility, you must show your ID.


In order to participate in the seminar, please submit an application stating your forename, surname, place of employment, and contact details (telephone, e-mail) to research@bank.gov.ua. The application deadline is 4 p.m. on 25 December 2018. Given the limited number of available seats, the NBU reserves the right to accept or reject applications. Each participant will receive an email saying whether their application has been accepted or rejected.


The NBU invites researchers to present findings of their studies on issues related to the NBU’s activities and the operation of the financial system at the NBU’s research seminars. Email your proposals (stating a desired seminar date, presentation materials, an executive summary and/or draft contributions) to the NBU Research Division of the Monetary Policy and Economic Analysis Department (email: research@bank.gov.ua).


The materials of previous open research seminars are available at link.


 The NBU launched open research seminars in July 2015. These seminars provide an opportunity to the representatives of the academic and expert community, international financial institutions, other central banks, and the NBU to share their research findings, and to discuss them with their peers.




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