We are pleased to welcome Dr Alena Pivavarava to the GloCoBank research team as Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Global Correspondent Banking 1870-2000 - Data Analysis. Alena will be working as part of a research stream that will use archival research and advanced statistical analysis to analyse the dynamics of correspondent banking relationships in Europe during this period, including the banks’ strategy and the impact of economic and political shocks.
Alena’s role will focus on developing an innovative methodology to analyse a bilateral correspondent banking network. Her particular interest is in creating new large-scale datasets and applying advanced modelling and social network analysis (SNA) to historical data, and her future aspiration is to develop methods for scraping historical data for archival research.
Since completing her PhD at Aston Business School, Alena’s research positions have included modelling firms’ investment decisions and growth at the Cambridge Judge Business School and carrying out data analysis on a project investigating the change in the global governance of capital markets since the 1930s at the Department of Politics and IR at Oxford. She has also created SQL datasets (scraping web-data in Python) on innovation networks of hi-tech firms at the Centre for Business Network Analysis (University of Greenwich), among other research positions at King’s College London.
We look forward to working with Alena and benefiting from her skills and experience on the project.