BarryScholnick

Barry Scholnick

Professor

Alberta School of Business

Marketing, Business Economics, and Law

Research

Journal Articles 

B. Scholnick "Consumption Smoothing After the Final Mortgage Payment: Testing the Magnitude Hypothesis" (Forthcoming), Review of Economics and Statistics.

B. Scholnick, N. Massoud and A. Saunders "The Impact of Wealth on Financial Mistakes: Evidence from Credit Card Non-Payment" (2013) Journal of Financial Stability.

S. Ullah, N. Massoud and B. Scholnick "The Impact of Fraudulent False Information on Equity Values" (2013) Journal of Business Ethics.

R. Liu, D. Feils and B. Scholnick “Why Are Different Services Outsourced to Different Countries?” (2011), Journal of International Business Studies.

N. Massoud, A, Saunders and B. Scholnick “The Cost of Being Late? The Case of Credit Card Penalty Fees” (2011) Journal of Financial Stability. 

R. Fatum and B.Scholnick (2008) "Monetary Policy News and Exchange Rate Responses: Do Only Surprises Matter?" Journal of Banking and Finance.

Miller, Danny, Isabelle LeBreton-Miller and Barry Scholnick (2008) “Stewardship vs. Stagnation: An Empirical Comparison of Small Family and Non-Family Businesses,” Journal of Management Studies.

Scholnick, B, Massoud, N, Saunders, A, Carbo-Valverde, S, and Rodríguez-Fernández, F (2008) “The Economics of Credit Cards, Debit Cards and ATMs: A Survey and Some New Evidence,” Journal of Banking and Finance.

Chakrabarti R. and B. Scholnick (2007) “The Mechanics of Price Adjustment: New Evidence on the (Un)importance of Menu Costs,” Managerial and Decision Economics.

Fatum, R and B. Scholnick (2006), “Do Exchange Rates Respond to Day-to-Day Changes in Monetary Policy Expectations When No Monetary Policy Changes Occur?” Journal of Money, Credit and Banking.

Massoud, N, A Saunders and B. Scholnick (2006) “The Impact of ATM Surcharges on Large vs. Small Banks: Is There a Switching Effect?” Journal of Business.

Saunders, Anthony and Scholnick, Barry, (2006) “Frontiers in Payment and Settlement Systems: Introduction”, The Journal of Banking and Finance.

Chakrabarti R. and B. Scholnick (2005) “Nominal Rigidities without Literal Menu Costs: Evidence from E-Commerce” Economics Letters Vol. 86, (2), pp 187-191.

Chakrabarti R. and Scholnick B. (2003), “Frictions in International E-Commerce” Management International Review, Vol 43 (1), 31-49.

Chakrabarti, R. and B. Scholnick, (2002), “Exchange Rate Expectations and FDI Flows” Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv (Review of World Economics), Vol 138 (1), pp.1-21.

Chakrabarti, R. and B. Scholnick, (2002), “International Expansion of E-Retailers: Where the Amazon Flows” Thunderbird International Business Review, Vol 44(1) pp. 85-104.

Scholnick, B. (2000), “Regulation, Competition and Risk in the Market for Credit Cards”, Canadian Public Policy Vol XXVI, (2), 171-181.

Scholnick, B. (1999), “Interest Rate Asymmetries in Long Term Loan and Deposit Markets”, Journal of Financial Services Research, Vol 16, (1), 5-26.

Mirus, R., B. Scholnick, and D. Spinanger, (1997), “Front-Loading Protection: Canada’s Approach to phasing out the Multi-Fiber Arrangement”, International Trade Journal, Winter, Vol XI, (4), 433-451.

Scholnick, B. (1996), “Asymmetric Adjustment of Commercial Bank Interest Rates: Evidence from Malaysia and Singapore”, Journal of International Money and Finance, Vol 15 (3), 485-496.

Scholnick, B. (1996), “Retail Interest Rate Rigidity after Financial Liberalization”,Canadian Journal of Economics, April, 433-437.


Research Interests

International Business

Household Finance


Research Achievements

2013 - Alex Hamilton Professor of Business Economics, University of Alberta School of Business

2006 - 2009: Eric Geddes Associate Professor of Business, University of Alberta School of Business

2006: Guest Co-Editor (with Anthony Saunders) of Special Issue of Journal of Banking and Finance (June 2006) on “Frontiers in Payment and Settlement Systems”

2006: Keynote Address (presented with Anthony Saunders) at the Journal of Banking and Finance 30th Anniversary Conference, Beijing University, Beijing, China

2005 - 2008: Associate Editor Journal of Banking and Finance

2005: Best PhD Paper Award, Northern Finance Association, Vancouver, 2005 (Awarded to Saif Ullah) for co-authored paper (with S. Ullah and N. Massoud)


Funding

2011: Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy, Industry Canada, Government of Canada. "The Geography of Bankruptcy" ($21,600).

2010: Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy, Industry Canada, Government of Canada. “Bankruptcy, Credit Card Charge-Off and Mortgage Delinquency.” ($23,000).

2009: School of Retailing Seed Grant, School of Business, University of Alberta. "Consumer Product Warranties: Moral Hazard, Branding and Quality." ($8,000).

2008: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Special Call, Management, Business and Finance."Individual Financial Decisions: Evidence from Confidential Micro Data." (Principal Investigator - with N. Massoud) ($137,000)

2006: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Centre for Financial Research “Are Credit Card Prices “Abusive” or “Risk Based”? (US$10,000)

2006: SSHRC Standard Grant: “Does Money Grow On Fees? The Case of Credit Cards.” (Principal Investigator - with Nadia Massoud and Anthony Saunders) ($75,000)

2005: University of Alberta School of Business J.D. MUIR Award ($5,000) “Does Money Grow On Fees? The Case of Credit Cards.”

2005: University of Alberta School of Business SAS Award ($1,500) “Does Money Grow On Fees? The Case of Credit Cards”

2004: National Research Program on Financial Services and Public Policy, Schulich, School of Business, York University “A New Explanation for the Credit Card Interest rate Puzzle” (with Nadia Massoud) $28,000

2003: National Research Program on Financial Services and Public Policy, Schulich, School of Business, York University “ATM Pricing and Proliferation” (with Nadia Massoud) $14,000

2003: SSHRC Award (with Nadia Masoud) “ATM Pricing and Proliferation” $91,000

2002: SAS Award “ATM Pricing and Proliferation” (with Nadia Massoud) $2,500

2002: School of Business: Centre for International Business Studies International “Spillovers of US Monetary Policy and Expectations” (With Rasmus Fatum). $4,000

2001: School of Business: Centre for International Business Studies“International R and D Patterns and Alliance Outcomes”(with Susan Saunders) $1,500.

2001: School of Business, University of Alberta, JD Muir Research Grant $2,500 “The International expansion of E-Commerce”

2000: University of Alberta, SSR Funding for Paper Presentation at the European International Business Academy, Maastricht, Holland, $1,400

2000: School of Business, University of Alberta, JD Muir Research Grant $ 6,000 “Credit Card Interest Rates”

2000: Centre for International Business Studies – University of Alberta. Funding for Project on International Electronic Commerce (with Rajesh Chakrabarti) $5,000

1999: University of Alberta, SSR Funding for Paper Presentation at the Royal Economic Society, Nottingham, U.K, $1,100.

1998: Pearson Fellowship, Faculty of Business, University of Alberta “The Causes of Commercial Bank Delinquencies” $12,000.

1997: University of Alberta, SSR Funding for Paper Presentation at the European International Business Academy, Stuttgart, Germany, $1,100.

1996: JD Muir Fund, Faculty of Business, University of Alberta, “Financial Globalisation and Commercial Banks” $7,000.

1995: Edmonton Journal/Southam Fellowship , Faculty of Business, University of Alberta “Commercial Bank Interest Rates in Canada” $12,000.

1994: SAS Fund, University of Alberta “Commercial Bank Interest Rate Rigidity in Canada” $1,300.


Teaching

Teaching Experience

  • BUEC 646 International Business (MBA)
  • MBA Business 900 (International Business Project Course)

Teaching Achievements

  • 2012: Winner of MBA Association Teaching Award
  • 2005: Winner of the Executive MBA Teaching Award (U of Alberta - U of Calgary Joint EMBA)
  • 1999: Winner of Donald and Margaret MacKenzie Distinguished Teaching Award
  • 1997: Winner of Donald and Margaret MacKenzie Distinguished Teaching Award