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Professor Cal Muckley


Cal Muckley

Full Professor
School of Business
01 716 4731
University College Dublin, School of Business, Quinn School of Business Belfield Dublin 4


Cal is Professor of Operational Risk in Banking and Finance at the UCD College of Business and a Fellow at the UCD Geary Institute. His research interests are at the interface of corporate finance and the capital markets with a new focus in mitigating financial fraud. He has published in international scholarly journals including the Journal of Corporate Finance, the Journal of Econometrics and the Financial Review. Previously he has worked as a lecturer in finance at the Department of Economics and Finance, Durham Business School. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from Trinity College Dublin. He has been a Visiting Scholar at New York University Stern School of Business, Yale University, at Groningen and Tilburg Universities in the Netherlands, at ESC Rennes School of Business in France and at the London School of Economics. He is a Fulbright Scholar and he has also received other awards and fellowships. These include a Thomas Moran Fellowship from University College Dublin and the Mutual of America Life Insurance and the Barrington Medal from the Statistical & Social Inquiry Society. His work has been widely reported in the financial press including in the Wall Street Journal. He has lectured in corporate finance, financial econometrics, financial risk management and financial theory, both at the undergraduate, executive and graduate levels. Cal also engages directly with organisations in the finance sector to offer bespoke research and training. His administrative duties have included the role of Academic Director of the B.Sc. in Economics & Finance programme at the Quinn School of Business, UCD (2009-14) and he is now the Academic Director of the MBA programmes at Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, UCD (2018-). He also leads teams of researchers via work packages funded by Science Foundation Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, European Funding Agencies and industry collaborators.


  • BA
    Dublin City University (DCU) IRL
  • MSc
    Dublin City University (DCU) IRL
  • PhD
    Trinity College Dublin