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Dr Fergal O'Connor

Dr Fergal O'Connor


Lecturer in Finance. Programme Director, BSc Finance

Department of Economics Áras Na Laoi, College Rd, University College Cork

+353 (0)21 490 2577



Fergal has been a lecturer in finance and economics since 2009, working in the UK at the University of York. He holds a PhD in Finance from the Trinity College Dublin which was funded by the London Bullion Market Association.

His research focuses on the financial economics of precious metals and he is currently developing missing data sets of precious metals prices in order to show how this market function before the closure of the gold window in 1968. 

Prior to becoming a lecturer Fergal worked as a research fellow in University College Cork on a number of business projects and a project with Department of Trade Enterprise and Investment, Northern Ireland researching Productivity and Innovation in Small Open Economies.

Externally he is external examiner for finance at Durham University (UK). He is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Global Commodities Applied Research Digest (GCARD) in J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities at the University of Colorado, Denver Business School, and an Associate Editor at the International Review of Financial Analysis, and Research in International Business and Finance.