Dr Barry Oliver

Finance Discipline Leader

School of Business
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
+61 7 334 68037


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

  • Psychology of financial markets
    I have published internationally on aspects associated with sentiment in financial markets.
  • Finance
    I have published internationally on issues associated with empirical investigations into financial markets.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Australian National University


  • McCarthy, Scott, Oliver, Barry and Verreynne, Martie-Louise (2017) Bank financing and credit rationing of Australian SMEs. Australian Journal of Management, 42 1: 58-85. doi:10.1177/0312896215587316

  • McCarthy, Scott, Oliver, Barry and Song, Sizhe (2017) Corporate social responsibility and CEO confidence. Journal of Banking and Finance, 75 280-291. doi:10.1016/j.jbankfin.2016.11.024

  • Cheah, Kuan Kiat, Foster, F. Douglas, Heaney, Richard, Higgins, Timothy, Oliver, Barry, O'Neill, Terry and Russell, Roslyn (2015) Discussions on long-term financial choice. Australian Journal of Management, 40 3: 414-434. doi:10.1177/0312896214532476

View all Publications


View all Grants


  • Doctor Philosophy

  • (2017) Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

View all Supervision



  • Bishop, Steve, Faff, Robert, Oliver, Barry, and Twite, Garry Corporate finance 5th ed. Australia: Pearson Education, 2004.

  • Brailsford, Timothy J., Faff, Robert W. and Oliver, Barry Research design issues in the estimation of Beta. Sydney, NSW, Australia: McGraw-Hill, 1997.

Book Chapter

Journal Article

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Joint Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

Completed Supervision