Barry Scholnick


Alberta School of Business

Marketing, Business Economics, and Law

About Me


Journal Articles 

Agarwal, S, Mikhed, V, and Scholnick, B. (2019), "Peers' Income and Financial Distress: Evidence from Lottery Winners and Neighboring Bankruptcies", Review of Financial Studies.

R. Liu, B. Scholnick and A. Finn "The Complexity of Outsourced Services and the Role of International Business Travel"  (2017), Journal of Economic Geography, pp. 661-684.

N. Massoud, S. Ullah and B. Scholnick "Does it Help Firms to Secretly Pay for Stock Promoters?" (2016), Journal of Financial Stability, Vol. 26, pp 45-61.

A. Savu, D. Schopflocher, B. Scholnick and P. Kaul "The intersection of health and wealth: association between personal bankruptcy and myocardial infarction rates in Canada" (2016), BMC Public Health.

B. Scholnick "Consumption Smoothing After the Final Mortgage Payment: Testing the Magnitude Hypothesis" (2013), 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.

Press Coverage

Press Coverage for Agarwal, Mikhed and Scholnick (2019) Review of Financial Studies

Research Interests

International Business

Household Finance

Research Distinctions

2017 - Visiting Scholar, Consumer Finance Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

2013 - 2016: Alex Hamilton Professor of Business Economics, University of Alberta School of Business,

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


Teaching Experience

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

Teaching Achievements

  • 2017: Winner of the MacKenzie MBA Teaching Award
  • 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