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Alper joined Huddersfield Business School as a Professor of Finance in November 2017. Previously, he was a lecturer and a senior lecturer at the Loughborough University and Director of MSc Programmes at the Hull University Business School. During his PhD he worked in various capacities at the Universities of Leicester, Bangor and Robert Gordon. 

Prior to his academic career, Alper has worked in the banking industry for five years as a trader in international bond and foreign exchange markets. He also served in the Turkish Army (compulsory service) for eight months.

Alper's research agenda is multidisciplinary and, broadly, related to the stability of the financial system and well-being of its participants. It covers topics in securitization pricing and performance, financial exclusion and access to finance, bank governance and syndicated loan markets.  His work on asset-backed securitization (ABS) examines how and whether ABS distorts responsible bank behaviour. Furthermore, he investigates the impact of different parties (such as the trustees, issuers and investors) on pricing and performance of ABS. Alper is also interested in how governance structures of banks could reduce bank risk taking behaviour and improve risk management. Alper’s work on financial exclusion focuses on the inequalities that ethnic minority households may be facing in accessing credit markets in the UK. He also studies the syndicated loans markets looking at corporate finance and bank lending aspects. 

Alper has published in world leading journals and co-authored three books. His work has featured in globally important policy making institutions such as the Federal Reserve Bank, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund. Alper' is awarded research grants from British Academy and Nuffield Foundation for his work.

Alper has acted as a research consultant to the European Central Bank on various occasions and as an Expert Advisor to Europe Economics Consultancy on their European Commission Project on EU loan syndication markets.

Alper is an experience teacher and since 2004 he taught a spectrum of banking, finance and economics modules both at the undergraduate and postgraduate level (MSc, MBA and Executive Education) – including overseas programmes in Singapore, Hong Kong, Bahrain and Kazakhstan. He acts(acted) as an external examiner for Finance and Banking related programmes/modules in a number of business schools


  • Securitization, banking, financial exclusion, governance

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Research Output 2005 2018

Securitization, bank behaviour and financial stability: A systematic review of the recent empirical literature

Deku, S. Y., Kara, A. & Zhou, Y., 27 Nov 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : International Review of Financial Analysis. 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Systematic review
Financial stability
Bank lending
Market risk

Securitization and Credit Quality in the European Market

Kara, A., Marques-Ibanez, D. & Ongena, S., 8 Mar 2018, In : European Financial Management. 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Syndicated loans

Trustee reputation in securitization: When does it matter?

Deku, S. Y., Kara, A. & Marques-Ibanez, D., 19 Feb 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Financial Markets, Institutions and Instruments. 36 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Credit booms
Risk assessment
1 Citations

Household Access to Mortgages in the UK

Kara, A. & Molyneux, P., Dec 2017, In : Journal of Financial Services Research. 52, 3, p. 253-275 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Lower probabilities
Propensity score matching

Securitization: Past, Present and Future

Deku, S. Y. & Kara, A., 2017, 1st ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 177 p. (Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Banking and Financial Institutions)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Empirical evidence
Financial intermediation
Financial crisis

Activities 2018 2018

  • 1 Invited talk

Securitization, Bank Behaviour and Financial Stability: What Do We Know a Decade After the Crisis

Alper Kara (Keynote speaker)
19 May 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk