- Lecturer in Finance
- Business -Accountancy And Economics
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I am a lecturer in the Department of Accountancy & Economics in the School of Business, lecturing in Finance and Economics. I am the stream leader for the Economics & Finance stream of the BBS(Hons) degree. I am also the co-ordinator for the Research Paper undertaken by final year students on the BBS(Hons) and BA Finance & Investment courses.
I am an active researcher, primarily in the area of Behavioural Finance. I am a member of the AIB Centre for Finance and Business Research and currently co-supervise three PhD students who are funded by the centre.
I obtained a Bachelor of Business Studies (Hons) degree from WIT and a Masters in Economic Science from UCC before completing my PhD in Finance at DCU.
I am involved in a voluntary capacity with Waterford Credit Union and currently serve as a Director and Treasurer, having served three years as Secretary to the Board of Directors. I also sit on a number of committees, including the Investment Committee, Strategy Committee, and Nominations Committee.
Research Group : AIB Centre for Finance and Business Research ►
PhD Co-Supervision – Aine Murphy: ‘Investigation into momentum in the UK stock market and the behaviour of brokers and analysts’ (completed 2017).
PhD Co-Supervision – Oksana Doherty: ‘Pricing of new offers in IPO clusters. Application of game theory analysis and behavioural aspects of asset pricing’ (commenced 2013).
PhD Co-Supervision - Nora Gordon. 'Analysts’ Conflicts of Interest Pre and Post Financial Crisis: The impact of European Union’s Market Abuse Directive' (commenced 2015).
Doctor in Business Administration Co-Supervision - Paul Keane - 'From the classroom to the boardroom, a framework for the promotion of Entrepreneurship as an alternative career path' (commenced 2018).
- 2014 IOTI Postgraduate Research Scholarship Initiative (with Dr Sheila O' Donohoe): Secured funding of €16,000 per annum to fund a PhD student examining "Analysts’ Conflicts of Interest Pre and Post Financial Crisis: The impact of European Union’s Market Abuse Directive (MAD)".
PhD Internal Examiner – Andrea McNamara: 'Country Characteristics in the Demand and Supply Nexus of SME Credit: A European Perspective'.
Links to external collaborators:
William Forbes: William is Professor of Accounting and Finance at Loughborough University.
Liam Gallagher: Liam is Professor of Finance and DCU.
I have been a lecturer in the School of Business since 2002 and deliver modules on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the School of Business, including:
- Masters in in Business: Monetary Economics.
- Bachelor of Business Studies (Hons): Behavioural Finance, Introduction to Statistics.
- BA Finance and Investment: Behavioural Finance, Introduction to Statistics.
- BA International Business: Introduction to Statistics.
I also supervise a number of students at undergraduate and postgraduate level and co-ordinate the final year Research Paper on the BBS(Hons) and BA Finance & Investment courses.
I have been a Director of Waterford Credit Union in a voluntary capacity since July 2014, incorporating the following roles and committees.
- Treasurer (Jan 2017 - present)
- Secretary of the Board of Directors (July 2014 - Dec 2016)
- Member of the Investment Committee
- Member of the Nominations Committee (Chair)
- Member of the Strategy Committee
- Member of the Board Liaison Committee
- Member of the Remuneration Committee (Chair)
- Member of the Internal Audit Review Committee.
The role as Director requires the completion of at least 15 hours of CPD training annually. The following are courses completed over the last 12 months:
- Fitness & Probity (2 hours)
- Complaints Handling (2 hours)
- Data Protection (2 hours)
- Combat Money Laundering (2 hours)
- Risk Management (2 hours)
- Credit Union Acts (2 hours)
- Ethics (2 hours)
- Loan Protection and Life Savings (2 hours)
- Personal Insolvency Act (2 hours).
O’ Keeffe, C. and Gallagher, L.A. 2017. The winner-loser anomaly: recent evidence from Greece. Applied Economics, 49(47), pp.4718-4728.
O’ Keeffe, C. and Gallagher, L.A. 2014. Momentum in Irish Stocks: Evidence from the Credit Crisis. Applied Economics Letters, 21(11), pp.717-722.
South East Economic Monitor (Vol 2 - June 2017) with Dr Ray Griffin and John Casey
South East Economic Monitor (Vol 1 - June 2016) with Dr Ray Griffin.
Selected Conference Papers
Gordon N, O’ Donohoe, S., and O’ Keeffe, C. Analysts’ Recommendations: Gender Matters – An Irish Perspective. IAFA Annual Conference, Athlone [18-19 May 2017].
Doherty, O., O’ Keeffe, C. and Forbes, W. Social Learning and Informational Cascades in Financial Markets: Review and Synthesis. INFINITI Conference, Dublin [13-14 June 2016].
Murphy, A., O’ Keeffe, C. and Forbes, W. An investigation into momentum in the UK stock market: 1995-2015. IAFA Annual Conference, Waterford [19-20 May 2016].
Forbes, W., Murphy, A., and O’ Keeffe, C. and Su, C. Do Analysts Exacerbate Financial Crises? Evidence from the UK. BFWG, [June 2015].
Gallagher, L.A. and O’ Keeffe, C. The Winner-Loser Anomaly: Robust Evidence from Greece. IAM Annual Conference, Limerick [3-5 September 2014].
Gallagher, L.A. and O’ Keeffe, C. Robust Evidence of Momentum in Irish Stocks. IAM Annual Conference, Waterford [3 September 2013].
Forbes, W., Murphy, A. and O’ Keeffe, C. and Su, C. The Law of Small Numbers and the Value of Analysts’ Stock Recommendations. BAFA Annual Conference, Newcastle [9-11 April, 2013].
Gallagher, L.A. and O’ Keeffe, C. The Winner-Loser Anomaly: Robust Evidence from Irish Shares, Irish Economic Association Annual Conference, Mullingar, [3 April 2002].