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Tom Barkley

Tom Barkley

Director, MS in Finance Program
Professor of Finance Practice

Room: 120A
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Ph D, Warrington College of Business, University of Florida (Finance)

Prof. Tom Barkley, CFA, FRM, CAIA, ERP, CTP obtained an MBA from Thunderbird, the American Graduate School of International Management, in Glendale, AZ. He worked for Enron (Research Group) in Houston, TX, and the Risk Analytics Group at Florida Power & Light in Juno Beach, FL; in both cases, the nature of the work included pricing exotic options and structuring products for use in the energy markets. Following this, he went on to complete the requirements for a PhD in Finance at the University of Florida, in Gainesville, FL. Currently, he is a professor of finance practice, teaching courses and doing research in corporate finance and derivatives, at the Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University, NY; he is also the director of the MS in Finance program there, and member of the Syracuse University Senate serving on the Budget and Fiscal Affairs Committee. Other experience includes retail banking in the UK, teaching high-school mathematics in the Bahamas, and general management of a family-run publishing company.

Research Topics

  • Derivatives
  • Discounted cash flow methods
  • Working capital management
  • International finance

Derivative Securities, Corporate Finance, Working Capital Management

Professor Barkley's primary research interests are in derivatives, valuation methodologies, working capital management, and international finance. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA), a Financial Risk Manager (FRM), an Energy Risk Professional (ERP), and a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP).

Working Papers
  • "The Determinants and Time-Variation of Price Discovery: Evidence from the S&P 500 Index across Stock, Futures, and Options Markets", , 2010 (with Naranjo, A., Nimalendran, M.)
  • "Corporate Governance and Firm Performance for Chinese, Hong Kong, Taiwanese and Indian Companies Listed on U.S. Stock Exchanges", , 2010 (with Pan, L.)
Selected Publications
  • "Corporate Payout Policy and CEO Compensation Structure", International Journal of Accounting and Financial Reporting, 8(2), 2018 (with Pan, L., Huang, S.)
  • "Permanent Sales Increase and Investment", Journal of Empirical Finance, 34(December 2015), 15-33, 2015 (with Koveos, P., Yang, I.)

Awards and Honors

  • Oberwager Award for Outstanding Faculty - Whitman (2013)
  • Whitman School of Management Faculty of the Year - MBA Student Association (2008)