Alper Kara


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Topics on securitization (pricing, performance, impact on bank behaviour), financial exclusion (various countries including households and SMEs), bank governance and syndicated lending.

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I have joined Huddersfield Business School as a Professor of Finance in November 2017 and appointed as Head of Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics in February 2022. Previously, I was a lecturer and a senior lecturer at the Loughborough University and Director of MSc Programmes at the Hull University Business School. During my PhD I worked in various capacities at the Universities of Leicester, Bangor and Robert Gordon.  I have not been an academic all my professional life as, after completing an Economics degree, I started to work (in 1999) as a bond and FX trader. Getting a British Council chevening scholarship to study a masters degree has attracted me to academia, and I studied for MBA and PhD degrees at the University of Wales, Bangor.

My 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, responsible banking, financial exclusion and access to finance, bank governance and syndicated loan markets. I published in world leading journals and co-authored three books. Some of my work has featured in globally important policy making institutions (Fed, ECB, IMF and BIS). ​I serve as an Associate Editor of the European Journal of Finance and International Journal of Banking, Accounting and Finance, and on the Advisory Board of British Accounting and Finance Association, Financial Markets & Institutions Special Interest Group

I have 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. Some of my research projects were awarded research grants from British Academy and Nuffield Foundation, among others.

I am an experience teacher and since 2004 I 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. I act(ed) as an external examiner for Finance and Banking related programmes/modules in a number of business schools

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Securitization, banking, financial exclusion, governance


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