Liam Gallagher is Professor of Finance in the Business School, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland. He was appointed to this position in 2002. He has held posts in University College Cork, Oxford University and University of St.Thomas, Minnesota. He received his Ph.D. in Financial Economics from the University of Liverpool in 1997. Professor Gallagher was Head of the Economics and Finance Group within DCU Business School, 2003-7. He is also Founder of the MSc in Finance and Capital Markets and the BSc in Quantitative Finance and is currently Director of the MSc in Investment and Treasury. His research centres on the use of applied econometrics in modelling the behaviour of financial markets. He is co-editor (with Mark P. Taylor) of Speculation and Financial Markets (Edward Elgar: Massachusetts), 2002. He has published widely in international peer-reviewed journals and has also presented 50+ papers at international conferences and invited speaker sessions.