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 Dr. Alexei Karas (Head of Department)

Why I work at UCR: I learn a lot here.

What is interesting about my discipline: it sheds light on what happens around you.


Alexei Karas (born 1980 in Russia) is an associate professor of economics at University College Roosevelt, Middelburg, the Netherlands. He received an economics degree from Urals State University of Economics (Yekaterinburg, Russia) in 2002, a M.Sc. in Banking and Finance from Ghent University in 2003, and a Ph.D. from Ghent University in 2008. His research focuses on various aspects of the Russian banking industry. He maintains an extensive database with financial statements of most Russian banks that ever existed. His articles appeared in various field as well as general interest journals, such as Oxford Economic Papers, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Journal of the European Economic Association (for the full list of publications (click here). He won the Utrecht University’s Outstanding Teacher Award for 2016-2017.



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