Carnegie Mellon University

John O'Brien

John R. O'Brien

Associate Professor of Accounting and Experimental Economics; Associate Dean, Carnegie Mellon University-Qatar

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  • TEP - Tepper Building - Room 4203; Qatar 2158
  • 974-445-4853 1
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


  • University of Minnesota - Ph D - 1985
  • Macquarie University - BA - 1980
  • Sydney University - BS - 1973


Conventional and Responsible Banking Sports Analytics Experimental Markets


  • Optimal Shot Selection Strategies for the NBA

    (author(s): Mark Fichman, John O'Brien)
    Forthcoming in the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports

  • A Comparison of the Impact of the Basel Standards upon Islamic and Conventional Bank Risks in the Gulf State Region

    (author(s): John O'Brien, Muhammad Farooqi)
    Forthcoming in the Journal of Islamic Accounting and Business Research

  • Three Point Shooting and Efficient Mixed Strategies:  A Portfolio Management Approach

    (author(s): Mark Fichman, John O'Brien)
    Journal of Sports Analytics 4, 2018; 107-120

  • An Analysis Of Financial Analysts' Optimism In Long-Term Growth Forecasts

    (author(s): Byunghwan Lee, John O'Brien, K. Sivaramakrishnan)
    Journal of Behavioral Finance 9(3), 2008; 171-184

  • Dynamic Stock Markets With Multiple Assets - An Experimental-Analysis

    (author(s): John O'Brien, S Srivastava)
    Journal of Finance 46(5), 1991; 1811-1838

  • Controlling Preferences For Lotteries On Units Of Experimental Exchange

    (author(s): Je Berg, La Daley, JW Dickhaut, John O'Brien)
    Quarterly Journal of Economics 101(2), 1986; 281-306

University Service

  • various, Related to my position as Associate Dean CMUQ, various committees -- head of the building planning committee, head of the data visualization lab, member of the strategic planning education CMU committee, and other minor committees. (2014 - 2015)
  • Tepper MBA Academic Actions (2007 - 2008)
  • Tepper MBA Academic Actions (2006 - 2007)
  • Tepper TA/Not Assigned To Any (2005 - 2006)

Public Service

  • CMUQ, Committee Chair, Joint chair with M. Farooqi, Alumni event Dubai -- CMUQ and CMU alumni (bi-annual) (2014 - 2015)


  • Software Development: Financial Trading System (January 1991 -)