Associate Professor Barry Oliver
Barry Oliver
Associate Professor in Finance | Discipline Leader - Finance
  • PhD (ANU)
  • Dip Psych (ANU)
  • MEc (Monash)
  • BComm (Newcastle)
+61 7 334 68037
Room 349, Colin Clark Building, St. Lucia Campus

    Barry is a Discipline Head of Finance in the UQ Business School.

    Barry has over 20 years experience as a researcher in finance. Prior to his current position he was associate professor at ANU. He has published in major academic journals including Journal of Banking and Finance, International Review of Finance, Pacific Basin Finance Journal, Australian Journal of Management and Accounting and Finance. After completing his PhD in 2001 he returned to study psychology completing this in 2008. From then his research has been strongly influenced by psychology.

    He has presented his research at many local and international refereed conferences as well as many local and overseas universities. He supervises Honours, Masters and PhD students.

    He has been involved in ARC research grants in excess of $1m.

    Books and Monographs Corporate Finance, 5th edition (with Steve Bishop, Robert Faff and Garry Twite), Pearson Education. 2005. Research design issues in the estimation of beta (with Tim Brailsford and Robert Faff), McGraw-Hill Series in Advanced Finance, 1997.

    Refereed Conference Papers I have attended many refereed academic conferences and university seminars and presented my research. Recent major conferences in which I have presented and/or attended and discussed and chaired presentations include AFAANZ, Asian Finance Association, European FMA, WFA, AFA, Australasian Finance & Banking conference and the Behavioral Finance and Capital Markets Conference.

    Research interests

    Decision making under risk
    Examining the current issues associated with decision making under risk.
    Sentiment and stock markets
    Examining linkages between sentiment and asset prices.
    Stock and bond market linkages
    Examining the relations between bond and stock markets


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    • FCPA

    Major research grants

    Title Agency Year Amount
    Prenatal testosterone and financial risk taking AFAANZ 2015 $5,500