Peter Deeney is a post-doctoral researcher in Real Options Analysis and a part-time Lecturer in Carbon Finance. He holds a PhD in quantitative finance from DCU examining the effects of sentiment in professionally traded markets, specifically the oil and EU emissions futures markets.
Peter’s research interests include carbon finance, sentiment analysis, data breaches and behavioural finance. His present research is to use real options analysis to investigate the use of carbon dioxide as a raw material. This is funded by the Irish Research Council and is directed by Prof Mark Cummins (DCUBS) and Dr Mary Pryce (School of Chemistry, DCU); in this project he is working with Dr Katharina Heintz of the School of Chemistry, DCU. Peter also teaches Carbon Finance in the Masters in Investment Treasury and Banking course in DCU.
Peter has published on the topics of sentiment in oil markets (International Review of Financial Analysis), sentiment in the EU emissions market (Energy Policy) and data breaches (International Review of Financial Analysis). He has reviewed papers for Energy Policy, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance and Applied Energy.
He has previously worked as a researcher for the Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce (IC4) and the Environmental Research Institute, UCC. Before that he worked as a maths lecturer and tutor in DCU.