About Alper Kara is a professor of finance at the Huddersfield Business School, University of Huddersfield. 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.
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. He 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. He has also acted as a research consultant to the European Central Bank on various occasions and other private institutions.
Alper is an experienced 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 in Singapore, Hong Kong, Bahrain and Kazakhstan. He acts as an external examiner for Finance and Banking related UG&PG programmes/modules in a number of business schools.