Dr Thomas O'Connor

Economics, Finance and Accounting

Lecturer

Rhetoric House
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(01) 708 6667

Biography

Dr. Thomas O'Connor is a lecturer in Finance. His work in the areas of corporate finance and corporate governance has been published in leading peer-reviewed academic journals such as European Financial Management, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, International Review of Finance, Journal of Multinational Financial Management, Emerging Markets Review, International Review of Economics and Finance, The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, and the International Journal of Managerial Finance, among others.

Research Interests

Dividend Policy; Capital Structure; Corporate Governance; International Cross Listings; Emerging Market Finance; Systemic Risk of Non-Financial Corporations.  

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2012 'Cross-Listing Behavior'
O'Connor, T. and K. Phylaktis. (2012) 'Cross-Listing Behavior' In: Baker, H. K., and L.A. Riddick (eds). Survey of International Finance. London: Oxford University Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2019 'Valuation of Defined Benefit Pension Schemes in IAS 19 Employee Benefits – True and Fair?'
Garvey Anne M, McNally Bridget & O'Connor Thomas G (2019) 'Valuation of Defined Benefit Pension Schemes in IAS 19 Employee Benefits – True and Fair?'. JOURNAL OF FINANCIAL REGULATION AND COMPLIANCE, 27 :31-42 [Details]
2019 'Corporate governance and life cycles in emerging markets'
Esqueda, O., and T. O'Connor (2019) 'Corporate governance and life cycles in emerging markets'. Research in International Business and Finance, [Details]
2017 'Creditor rights, culture and dividend payout policy'
Byrne J.;O'Connor T. (2017) 'Creditor rights, culture and dividend payout policy'. Journal of Multinational Financial Management, 39 :60-77 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'When does corporate governance matter? Evidence from across the corporate life-cycle'
O'Connor T.;Byrne J. (2015) 'When does corporate governance matter? Evidence from across the corporate life-cycle'. Managerial Finance, 41 (7):673-691 [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Reputation building and the lifecycle model of dividends'
Flavin, T., and T. O'Connor (2017) 'Reputation building and the lifecycle model of dividends'. Pacific Basin Finance Journal, 46 :177-190 [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Creditor rights, culture and dividend payout policy'
Byrne, J., and T. O'Connor (2017) 'Creditor rights, culture and dividend payout policy'. Journal of Multinational Financial Management, 39 :60-77 [DOI] [Details]
2017 'How do creditors respond to disclosure quality? Evidence from corporate dividend payouts'
Byrne, J., and T. O'Connor (2017) 'How do creditors respond to disclosure quality? Evidence from corporate dividend payouts'. Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, 49 :154-172 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'When does corporate governance matter? Evidence from across the corporate life-cycle'
Byrne, J., and T. O'Connor (2015) 'When does corporate governance matter? Evidence from across the corporate life-cycle'. Managerial Finance, 41 (7):673-691 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2015 'Governance and the corporate life-cycle'
Byrne, J., and T. O'Connor (2015) 'Governance and the corporate life-cycle'. International Journal of Managerial Finance, 11 (1):23-43 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2014 'Legal protection of investors, corporate governance, and investable premia in emerging markets'
O'Connor, T., Kinsella, S., and O'Sullivan, V. (2014) 'Legal protection of investors, corporate governance, and investable premia in emerging markets'. International Review of Economics and Finance, 29 :426-439 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'Equity market liberalization and firm growth'
O'Connor T. (2013) 'Equity market liberalization and firm growth'. Review of Development Finance, 3 (1):1-12 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'The Effects of Ownership Structure on Corporate Financing Decisions: Evidence from Stock Market Liberalization'
Flavin, T., and T. O'Connor. (2013) 'The Effects of Ownership Structure on Corporate Financing Decisions: Evidence from Stock Market Liberalization'. International Review of Finance, 13 :383-405 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2012 'Creditor rights and the outcome model of dividends'
Byrne, J. and T. O'Connor. (2012) 'Creditor rights and the outcome model of dividends'. Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 52 (2):227-242 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2012 'Investability and Firm Value'
Mitton, T., and T. O'Connor. (2012) 'Investability and Firm Value'. European Financial Management, 18 :731-761 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2012 'Investability, corporate governance and firm value'
O'Connor T. (2012) 'Investability, corporate governance and firm value'. Research in International Business and Finance, 26 (1):120-136 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2011 'Financial development, internationalisation and firm value'
O'Connor T. (2011) 'Financial development, internationalisation and firm value'. Journal of Emerging Market Finance, 10 (1):21-71 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2010 'The sequencing of stock market liberalization events and corporate financing decisions'
Flavin, T., and T. O'Connor. (2010) 'The sequencing of stock market liberalization events and corporate financing decisions'. Emerging Markets Review, 11 :183-204 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2009 'Is there a cross listing premium for non-exchange traded depositary receipts?'
O'Connor T. (2009) 'Is there a cross listing premium for non-exchange traded depositary receipts?'. International Research Journal of Finance and Economics, 1 (25):183-202 [Details]
2006 'Cross-listing in the U.S. and domestic investor protection'
O'Connor T. (2006) 'Cross-listing in the U.S. and domestic investor protection'. Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 46 (3):413-436 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2014 'Which factors determine the capital structure of non-financial publicly traded Irish firms?'
Byrne, J., McNally, B., and T. O'Connor (2014) 'Which factors determine the capital structure of non-financial publicly traded Irish firms?'. The Irish Accounting Review, In Press, 2014 [Details]
2013 'Actuarial valuation of pension scheme – an Irish perspective'
McNally, B., and T. O'Connor. (2013) 'Actuarial valuation of pension scheme – an Irish perspective'. The Irish Accounting Review, In Press [IR Link] [Details]
2010 'Are there permanent valuation gains from becoming investable?'
O'Connor, T. (2010) 'Are there permanent valuation gains from becoming investable?'. BANKING AND FINANCE LETTERS, 10 [IR Link] [Details]
2009 'The valuation effects of cross listing abroad for Irish firms'
O'Connor, T. (2009) 'The valuation effects of cross listing abroad for Irish firms'. The Irish Accounting Review, 16 :55-87 [IR Link] [Details]
2009 'Does cross-listing in the U.S. really enhance the vaue of emerging market firms?'
O'Connor, T. (2009) 'Does cross-listing in the U.S. really enhance the vaue of emerging market firms?'. Review of Accounting and Finance, 8 :308-336 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2013 'Dividend payout and corporate governance in emerging markets: which governance provisions matter?'
O'Connor, T. (2013) 'Dividend payout and corporate governance in emerging markets: which governance provisions matter?' International Journal of Corporate Governance, 4 (2) :181-207. [DOI] [Details]
2013 'The relationship between dividend payout and corporate governance along the corporate life-cycle'
O'Connor, T. (2013) 'The relationship between dividend payout and corporate governance along the corporate life-cycle' International Journal of Corporate Governance, 4 (1) :20-50. [DOI] [Details]
2013 'Dividend payout, corporate governance, and the enforcement of creditor rights in emerging markets'
O'Connor, T. (2013) 'Dividend payout, corporate governance, and the enforcement of creditor rights in emerging markets' IUP Journal of Corporate Governance, 4 (2) :7-34. [Details]
2013 'Legal bonding, investor recognition, and cross-listing premia in emerging markets'
O'Connor, T. (2013) 'Legal bonding, investor recognition, and cross-listing premia in emerging markets' International Journal of Accounting and Finance, 4 :209-239. [DOI] [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2009 7th INFINITI Conference.
Thomas O'Connor (2009) 7th INFINITI Conference. [Oral Presentation], Investability and financing in emerging markets, Dublin [Details]
2008 6th INFINITI Conference.
Thomas O'Connor (2008) 6th INFINITI Conference. [Oral Presentation], Investability and firm value, Dublin [Details]
2007 5th INFINITI Conference.
Thomas O'Connor (2007) 5th INFINITI Conference. [Oral Presentation], Is there a cross-listing premium for non-exchange traded depositary receipts?, Dublin [Details]
2005 Irish Accounting and Finance Annual Conference.
Thomas O'Connor (2005) Irish Accounting and Finance Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], Does Cross-Listing in the U.S. really enhance value?, Limerick [Details]
2005 Global Finance Conference.
Thomas O'Connor (2005) Global Finance Conference. [Oral Presentation], Does Cross-Listing in the U.S. really enhance value?, Dublin [Details]
2005 3rd INFINITI Conference.
Thomas O'Connor (2005) 3rd INFINITI Conference. [Oral Presentation], Cross-listing in the U.S. and domestic investor protection, Dublin [Details]
2005 Emerging Markets Finance Conference 2005.
Thomas O'Connor (2005) Emerging Markets Finance Conference 2005. [Poster Presentation], Does Cross-Listing in the U.S. really enhance value?, CASS Business School, London [Details]
2004 Money Macro Finance (MMF) Annual Conference 2004.
Thomas O'Connor (2004) Money Macro Finance (MMF) Annual Conference 2004. [Oral Presentation], Cross-listing in the U.S. and domestic investor protection, CASS Business School, London [Details]

Magazine Article

  Year Publication
2014 Actuarial valuation of pension scheme – an Irish perspective.
McNally, B., and T. O'Connor (2014) Actuarial valuation of pension scheme – an Irish perspective. Dublin, Ireland: Magazine Article [IR Link] [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
2007 The effects of international equity cross-listing on investor protection and firm value.
Thomas O'Connor (2007) The effects of international equity cross-listing on investor protection and firm value. Thesis [Details]

Working Paper

  Year Publication
2017 Creditor rights, culture and dividend payout policy.
Byrne, J., and T. O'Connor (2017) Creditor rights, culture and dividend payout policy. Working Paper [IR Link] [Details]
2017 Reputation building and the lifecycle model of dividends.
Flavin, T., and T. O'Connor (2017) Reputation building and the lifecycle model of dividends. Working Paper [IR Link] [Details]
2017 How do creditors respond to disclosure quality? Evidence from corporate dividend payouts.
Byrne, J., and T. O'Connor (2017) How do creditors respond to disclosure quality? Evidence from corporate dividend payouts. Working Paper [IR Link] [Details]
2015 Which factors determine the capital structure of non-financial publicly traded Irish firms?.
Byrne, J., McNally, B., and T. O'Connor (2015) Which factors determine the capital structure of non-financial publicly traded Irish firms?. Working Paper [Details]
2013 Dividend payout and corporate governance in emerging markets: which governance provisions matter?.
Thomas O'Connor (2013) Dividend payout and corporate governance in emerging markets: which governance provisions matter?. Working Paper [IR Link] [Details]
2013 Dividend payout, corporate governance, and the enforcement of creditor rights in emerging markets.
Thomas O'Connor (2013) Dividend payout, corporate governance, and the enforcement of creditor rights in emerging markets. Working Paper [IR Link] [Details]
2012 Creditor rights and the outcome model of dividends.
Byrne, J., and T. O'Connor (2012) Creditor rights and the outcome model of dividends. Working Paper [IR Link] [Details]
2015 When does corporate governance matter? Evidence from across the corporate life-cycle.
Byrne, J., and T. O'Connor (2015) When does corporate governance matter? Evidence from across the corporate life-cycle. Working Paper [Details]
2015 Governance and the corporate life-cycle.
Byrne, J., and T. O'Connor (2015) Governance and the corporate life-cycle. Working Paper [IR Link] [Details]
2014 Legal bonding, investor recognition, and cross-listing premia in emerging markets.
Thomas O'Connor (2014) Legal bonding, investor recognition, and cross-listing premia in emerging markets. Working Paper [IR Link] [Details]
2014 Legal protection of investors, corporate governance, and investable premia in emerging markets.
Kinsella, S., O'Sullivan, K.P.V., and T. O'Connor (2014) Legal protection of investors, corporate governance, and investable premia in emerging markets. Working Paper [IR Link] [Details]
2013 The relationship between dividend payout and corporate governance along the corporate life-cycle.
Thomas O'Connor (2013) The relationship between dividend payout and corporate governance along the corporate life-cycle. Working Paper [IR Link] [Details]
2013 Equity market liberalization and firm growth.
Thomas O'Connor (2013) Equity market liberalization and firm growth. Working Paper [IR Link] [Details]
2012 Investability and firm value.
Mitton, T., and T. O'Connor (2012) Investability and firm value. Working Paper [IR Link] [Details]
2012 Investability, corporate governance and firm value.
Thomas O'Connor (2012) Investability, corporate governance and firm value. Working Paper [IR Link] [Details]
2011 Financial development, internationalization and firm value.
Thomas O'Connor (2011) Financial development, internationalization and firm value. Working Paper [Details]
2010 Are there permanent valuation gains from becoming investable?.
Thomas O'Connor (2010) Are there permanent valuation gains from becoming investable?. Working Paper [Details]
2010 The sequencing of stock market liberalization events and corporate financing decisions.
Flavin, T., and T. O'Connor (2010) The sequencing of stock market liberalization events and corporate financing decisions. Working Paper [IR Link] [Details]
2009 The valuation effects of cross-listing abroad for Irish firms.
Thomas O'Connor (2009) The valuation effects of cross-listing abroad for Irish firms. Working Paper [Details]
2009 Is there a cross-listing premium for non-exchange traded depositary receipts?.
Thomas O'Connor (2009) Is there a cross-listing premium for non-exchange traded depositary receipts?. Working Paper [Details]
2009 Does cross-listing in the U.S. really enhance the value of emerging market firms?.
Thomas O'Connor (2009) Does cross-listing in the U.S. really enhance the value of emerging market firms?. Working Paper [Details]
2006 Cross-listing in the U.S. and domestic investor protection.
Thomas O'Connor (2006) Cross-listing in the U.S. and domestic investor protection. Working Paper [IR Link] [Details]

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2007 NUI Maynooth PhD Financial Economics
2001 University of Limerick BBS Economics and Finance
2002 NUI Maynooth MA Economics and Finance

Teaching Interests

Corporate Finance; Financial Management; Investments.

Internal Collaborators

  Name Institute Country
Bridget Mc Nally IRELAND
Tom Flavin IRELAND

External Collaborators

  Name Role / Description Country
Dr. Michael Wosser, Central Bank of Ireland IRELAND
Dr. Omar Esqueda, Tarleton State University U.S.A.
Professor Todd Mitton, Brigham Young University U.S.A.
Professor Kate Phylaktis, CASS Business School UNITED KINGDOM
Dr. Vincent O'Sullivan, Central Bank of Ireland IRELAND
Professor Mardi Dungey, University of Tasmania AUSTRALIA
Dr. Stephen Kinsella, UL IRELAND
Dr. Julie Byrne, UCD IRELAND