Julie Byrne

Lecturer Banking and Finance

School of Business
Graduate School of Business
Carysfort Avenue
Co. Dublin

Tel: 353 1 7168916


Dr. Julie Byrne joined the UCD School of Business in January 2014 as a lecturer in Banking and Finance.  She obtained her PhD from National University of Ireland Maynooth.  She previously worked as a lecturer at Dublin City University and National University of Ireland Maynooth.

Her main research interests are in corporate finance, international finance, and energy & environmental finance.

Current Research Projects: Funded investigator
Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : Energy Systems Integration Partnership Programme (ESIPP)
Start Date / End Date : 01-NOV-15 / 31-OCT-19                       
Julie has recently acted as a reviewer for the Energy Journal, Energies, Managerial Finance and the World Economy. 




Association: Centre for Business and Society (CeBaS), Function/Role: Member
Association: UCD Energy Institute, Function/Role: Member



Peer Reviewed Journals

Sarah La Monaca, Martina Assereto, Julie Byrne (2018) 'Clean energy investing in public capital markets: Portfolio benefits of yieldcos'. Energy Policy, 121 :383-393. [DOI] [Details]
Byrne, J. And O'Connor, T. (2017) ''How do creditors respond to disclosure quality? Evidence from corporate dividend payouts''. Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, . [Details]
Byrne, J. and O'Connor, T. (2017) 'Creditor rights, culture and dividend payout policy'. Journal of Multinational Financial Management, 39 (1):60-77. [Details]
Ryan, L., Dillon, J., La Monaca, S., Byrne, J., and O'Malley, M. (2016) 'Assessing the System and Investor Value of Utility-Scale Solar PV'. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 64 :506-517. [Details]
Julie Byrne, Bridget McNally and Thomas O'Connor (2015) 'Which Factors Determine The Capital Structure of Non-Financial Publicly Traded Irish Firms?'. The Accounting, Finance and Governance Review, 22 (1):27-57. [Details]
O'Connor, Thomas and Byrne, Julie (2015) 'When does corporate governance matter? Evidence from across the corporate life-cycle'. Managerial Finance, 41 (7):673-691. [Details]
Byrne, J. and O'Connor, T. (2015) 'Governance and the Corporate Life-Cycle'. International Journal of Managerial Finance, 11 (1):23-43. [Details]
Byrne, J. and O¿Connor, T. (2012) 'Creditor rights and the outcome model if dividends'. Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 52 (2):227-242. [Details]
Byrne, J. (2011) 'Ireland and the Global Financial Crisis: Growth, Volatility, and Financial Development'. Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 39 . [Details]
Byrne, J. (2010) 'Output Collapse, Growth and Volatility in sub-Saharan Africa: A Regime-switching Approach'. Economic and Social Review, 1 (41):21-41. [Details]

Published Reports

Byrne, J., Kavanagh, J., McNally, B., O¿Connor, T., and Pecchenino, R. (2012) The Economic Contribution of the 2011 Irish National Hunt Festival to the Economy of Kildare and its Surrounding Regions., Ireland. Available Online [Details]


Research Interests

Julie's current research interests are mainly in the fields of corporate finance and international finance.  In particular, her focus is on dividend policy and corporate governance. 

She is also currently working in the area of energy and environmental finance.  Her main focus is on the assessment of costs and risks of financing renewable energy systems.  She is a member of the Energy Institute and is a funded investigator working on the Energy Systems Integration Partnership Programme (ESIPP).

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