Alper Karais a Professor of Finance and Subject Group Leader (Research & Enterprise) of Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics at the Huddersfield Business School, University of Huddersfield. He is in academia since 2004 and worked in various universities. Prior, Alper was a bond and FX trader for five years in the treasury of Disbank (now BNP Paribas/TEB).
Alper's research agenda is multidisciplinary, related to the stability of the financial system and well-being of its participants. It covers topics in bank securitization, financial inclusion and access to finance, bank governance and syndicated loan markets. He published in world leading journals and co-authored three books. His work featured in globally important policy making institutions such as the Fed, ECB, IMF and BIS. He is awarded research grants from British Academy and Nuffield Foundation and acted as a research consultant to the ECB and other institutions.
Alper is an experienced teacher and 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 UG&PG programmes in various business schools. He specialises in integrating Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters Eikon platforms into the design of modules and degree programmes.
Recently published work and working papers