John R. O'Brien


Associate Professor of Accounting and Experimental Economics

Education:
  • Sydney University - B.Sc. - 1973
  • Macquarie University - B.A. - 1980
  • University of Minnesota - Ph.D. - 1985
Areas of Expertise:
  • Accounting
  • Finance
Teaching and Research Interests:
  • Investments, derivatives, swaps and structured products. Research interests include formation of expectations in capital markets, laboratory markets and managerial accounting in JIT environments. Technology and experiential learning.
Published Papers: 
  • An Analysis of Financial Analysts' Optimism in Long Term Growth Forecasts
    Journal of Behavior Finance 3(9), September, 2008.
    (with: B. Lee, K. Sivaramakrishnan)

  • Coordination of Order Processing and Production Scheduling in JIT
    Journal of Management Accounting Research 8, 1996.
    (with: K. Sivaramakrishnan)

  • Analysts' Interim Forecasts: Evidence and Forecast Bias
    Journal of Accounting Research, 1994.
    (with: S. Kang, K. Sivaramakrishnan)

  • Dynamic Stock Markets with Multiple Assets: An Experimental Analysis
    Journal of Finance, 1991.
    (with: Sanjay Srivastava)

  • Controlling Preferences on Units of Experimental Exchange
    Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1986.
    (with: J. Berg, J. Dickhaut, L. Daly)

Working Papers: 
Publications: 
  • Investments A Visual Approach, (1995).
    (with: Sanjay Srivastava)

Awards:
  • 1996 Computerworld Smithsonian Award to FastLab for visionary use of information technology in the field of education and academia (co-creator with S. Srivastava)
Consulting:
  • Software Development: Financial Trading System
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