Oleksandr (Alexander) Valchyshen
Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics
Primary Academic Program: Economics
Academic Program Affiliation(s): Economics and Finance
Biography:Alexander Valchyshen is a research fellow at the Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity and a research assistant at the Urban Education and Research Center (UERC) at the University of Missouri–Kansas City. He is also a member of the executive committee of the Ukrainian Society of Financial Analysts (USFA). Valchyshen, who previously served as a teaching assistant and visiting instructor in finance and economics at Bard, has more than 20 years of experience in Ukraine’s banking and financial markets, including with some of Ukraine’s major banks and financial firms. He served as an officer of Prominvestbank (1995–2000); financial analyst for ART-Capital (2000–03); financial analyst for Ukrsotsbank (2003–05); head of research for ING Ukraine (2005–08); and head of research for the investment firm ICU (2008-18), Ukraine’s major fixed-income firm and one of the largest asset management firms in the country. He completed his master’s thesis at the Levy Economics Institute under the supervision of L. Randall Wray, Professor of Economics at Bard College and Senior Scholar at the Levy Institute. Valchyshen served as executive editor in translating Wray’s Modern Money Theory and Why Minsky Matters for publications in Ukraine. Media appearances in the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg; op-eds have been published in the Daily Caller and International Business Times, among others. Professor Valchyshen is also a five-time participant in the New York City Marathon.
MS, electrical engineering, Vinnitsya Politechnic University, Ukraine; MS, banking, Interregional Academy of Personnel Management, Ukraine; MS, Levy Graduate Programs in Economic Theory and Policy; PhD candidate, University of Missouri–Kansas City. At Bard since 2022.