Martha O’Hagan- LuffAssistant Professor in Finance, B.A, MSc, PhD
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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.
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.
Martha is interested in whether investors can achieve the benefits of international diversification indirectly by investing in internationalised firms. Although home bias is widespread in investments, it may be overstated if this indirect exposure is not counted as foreign investment.
- Portfolio Choice
- International Finance
- Firm Internationalisation
- CSR and financing costs
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
- BU2550 Introduction to Finance
- BU3680 Investments
- BU4640 Derivatives
- BU7561 International Finance
- BU7310 Financial Markets and Institutions