Dr Larisa Yarovaya is Associate Professor of Finance, Programme Director of BSc Finance, and Deputy Head of the Centre for Digital Finance at the Southampton Business School, University of Southampton. Larisa is a researcher in International Finance and Financial Technologies (Fintech), with specialism in interconnectedness between financial markets, contagion and spillover effect, diversification, hedging and safe haven properties of new markets, including cryptocurrencies, green, and Islamic assets.
- Financial Contagion
- Green Finance
- Financial Crisis
Larisa is currently working on several research projects analysisng the impact of cryptocurrency market growth on financial stabily and climate.
Current PhD Students
Larisa is a Programme Director of BSc Finance (from 2022 BSc Finance and Financial Technology), Southampton Business School, UK.
Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrency Investment (MBA module).
Portfolio Theory and Financial Markets (level 5).
Foundations of Finance (level 4)
Senior Fellow of the Advance HE (January 2021).
Previousely Larisa has taught Financial Management; International Corporate Finance and Financial Markets, among other modules in international finance.
Before starting her academic career, Larisa was an elite Paralympic swimmer for over 16 years, and worked with charities and non-profit organisation supporting children with disabilities and their families in Moscow, Russia. Her interest in Finance developed during the time of the Global Financial Crisis of 2008 which severely hit the unstable Russian economy, especially impacting on people and families from less privileged backgrounds. She decided to study finance at the Management Faculty in the Finance University under the Government of the Russian Federation to understand how countries can become more resilient to financial crises. She continued her academic journey in Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, UK, where she completed her PhD with the project entitled “Return and Volatility transmission in emerging and developed stock markets” in 2016. Since then Larisa published more than 50 papers in top academic journals and became one of the most cited female authors in the Fintech and cryptocurrency research area.