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Martha O’Hagan- Luff

Assistant Professor in Finance, B.A, MSc, PhD

Room 211
01 896 4982

Martha O’Hagan-Luff is Assistant Professor of Finance at Trinity Business School, from which she also holds a PhD. Martha teaches finance modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.  Her research interests, amongst others, are in the area of portfolio diversification and the internationalisation of the firm. 

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A graduate of Trinity College in Economics, Martha previously worked as a derivatives dealer for Bank of America and Credit Suisse Financial Products in London and as a structured finance and derivatives specialist for Bank of Ireland Global Markets.  

  • Portfolio Choice
  • International Finance
  • Firm Internationalisation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • CSR and financing costs

Current projects 
Martha is currently engaged in research on FDI, entrepreneurship and education at a country level.  She is also working on a project measuring the market risk of firms with relation to their environmental disclosure.

1. US Firms - How Global are They? A Longitudinal Study
O'Hagan-Luff, M., & Berrill, J. (2016). US firms - how global are they? A longitudinal study. International Review of Financial Analysis, 44, 205-216. doi:10.1016/j.irfa.2016.01.021

2. Why Stay-at-Home Investing Makes Sense
O'Hagan-Luff, M., & Berrill, J. (2015). Why stay-at-home investing makes sense. International Review of Financial Analysis, 38, 1-14. doi:10.1016/j.irfa.2015.01.002

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  • BU2550 Introduction to Finance
  • BU3680 Investments
  • BU4640 Derivatives
  • BU7561 International Finance
  • BU7310 Financial Markets and Institutions