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Sean Foley

Sean Foley

B. Ec (Hons) Sydney
Lecturer

Rm 421
H69 - Economics and Business Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 9036 9339
sean.foley@sydney.edu.au


Bio

Sean Foley's research interest lies in the areas of stock market integrity and regulation. Sean's work on integrity has focussed on the impact of insider trading and market manipulation on market quality. His work on regulation has focussed on the impact of the introduction and regulation of dark pools and the impact of high frequency trading on market quality. These research areas are both grounded in the market microstructure literature

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Sean's papers have received prizes for their quality at several international conferences, including the "Best Paper on Canadian Markets" at the Northern Finance Association meeting (NFA) 2013, "Best Paper from an Early Career Researcher" at the 2013 Behavioural Finance and Capital Markets Conference in Adelaide and the "Best Market Microstructure Paper" at the 2012 Finance and Corporate Governance Conference in Melbourne.

Sean has been a head tutor in the discipline of Finance since 2008, having taught subjects such a diversity of subjects including Financial Valuations, International Financial Management, Trading and Dealing and Corporate Finance 2.

Sean has a PhD in Finance from the University of Sydney, as well as an undergraduate degree in Economics with a first class honours in Finance. The title of Sean's PhD dissertation is "The impact of Regulation on Market Quality".

Publications

2014

4
Journal Article/s

Foley S, Chau J and Wong J 2014 Forthcoming 'Costless closing price manipulation on the Hong Kong exchange', Australasian Accounting, Business and Finance Journal

Aspris A, Foley S and Frino A 2014 'Does Insider Trading Explain Price Run-Up Ahead of Takeover Announcements?', Accounting & Finance, vol.54:1, pp. 25-45 Link

5
Conference Paper/s

Foley S, Partington G, Svec J and Pritcha N 2014 'The Effects of Underwriting Dividend Reinvestment Plans', CFA-JCF-Schulich Conference on Financial Market Misconduct, Toronto, Canada, 4th April 2014

2013

4
Journal Article/s

Aspris A, Finch N, Foley S and Meyer Z 2013 'Fundamental-based Market Strategies', Australian Accounting Review, vol.23:4, pp. 380-92 Link

5
Conference Paper/s

Foley S and Putnins T 2013 'Should we be afraid of the dark? Dark trading and market quality', Northern Finance Association Annual Conference, Quebec City, Canada, 29th September 2013

Foley S and Putnins T 2013 'Should we be afraid of the dark? Dark trading and market quality', 3rd Annual Behavioural Finance and Capital Markets Conference, Adelaide, Australia, 2nd August 2013

11
Seminar Paper/s

Foley S and Malinova K 2013 'Dark Trading on Public Exchanges, University of NSW Brown Bag Seminar presentation, Sydney, Australia, 31 May 2013

2012

5
Conference Paper/s

Foley S 2012 'Dark Trading on Public Exchanges', Centre for Applied Financial Studies - Finance Research Day: The Market Microstructure Effects of the Rise of Dark Pools, Adelaide, Australia, 21st November 2012

Cumming D and Foley S 2012 'Exchange Data Fees in a Rapidly Fragmented Market', Meetings of The Canadian Law and Economics Association CLEA 2012, University of Toronto, Canada, 29th September 2012

Foley S 2012 'Does Insider Trading Explain Price Run-Up Ahead of Takeover Announcements?', 10th Annual International Conference on Accounting, Athens, Greece, 5th July 2012

Di Lernia C, Finch N and Foley S 2012 'Improving Corporate Reporting: Price Queries and the Enforcement of Australia’s Continuous Disclosure Regime', 10th Annual International Conference on Accounting, Athens, Greece, 5th July 2012

Aspris A, Foley S and Frino A 2012 'Does Insider Trading Explain Price Run-Up Ahead of Takeover Announcements?', 19th Annual Conference of the Multinational Finance Society, Krakow, Poland, 27th June 2012

Cumming D and Foley S 2012 'Exchange Data Fees in a Rapidly Fragmented Market', Accounting and Management Information Systems Conference AMIS 2012, Bucharest, Romania, 14th June 2012

Di Lernia C, Finch N and Foley S 2012 'The Enforcement of Australia’s Continuous Disclosure Regime', Accounting and Management Information Systems Conference AMIS 2012, Bucharest, Romania, 14th June 2012

Foley S 2012 'Whats in a Price? Measuring the Value of Exchange Data Fees', 3rd Conference on Financial Markets and Corporate Governance, Melbourne, Australia, 13th April 2012

Foley S 2012 'A toe in the Water: Evidence from the introduction of a Dark Pool (Best “Market Microstructure” paper)', 3rd Conference on Financial Markets and Corporate Governance - PhD Symposium, Melbourne, Australia, 13th April 2012

10
Report/s

Foley S 2012 'High frequency trading: assessing the impact on market efficiency and integrity - Driver Review DR28', Foresight: The Future of Computer Trading in Financial Markets (2012) Final Project Report Link

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