Dr. Lucía Morales

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School of Accounting & Finance

T: +353 1 402 3230
E: lucia.morales@dit.ie

Qualifications

B.Sc. (Major in Management)

BBS. (Major in International Finance)

M.A in Applied Economics

M.Sc. in Financial Services

M.Sc. in Stock Markets and Financial Derivatives

Pg Cert in Third Level Learning & Teaching

M.Sc. in Applied eLearning,

MSc in International Financial Markets

PhD in Economics.

 
Completed Courses
Econometrics Summer School 2011, University of Cambridge
 
Thomson Reuters Eikon Certification
 
Big Data
 
Online Instructor Training, Academic Integrity Seminar, Facilitation Seminar, Feedback Seminar, Creating High Quality Feedback,Effective Discussion Board Facilitation, Audio Workshop, Dissertation Advisor Seminar, Intake Faculty Workshop, Intercultural Workshop, DBA Instructor Training (focused on Action Learning), DBA Thesis Supervisor Training, Faculty Mentor Training, and Ethical Reviewer Training.
 
Specialist Subject Area
 
International Economics and Finance, Emerging Markets, Economic and Financial Crises, Financial Markets Integration, Economic and Financial Contagion, Energy Economics and Commodity Markets, International Capital Markets, Education, Distance Learning, Critical Thinking and Self-regulated Learning
 
Teaching Interests
 
International Economics and Finance, Emerging Markets, Energy Economics, Financial Markets Integration, Financial Contagion, Time Series Analysis, Research Methods and Economics and Financial Crises.
 
Research Interests
 
I am very interested in hearing from students doing research covering the following areas: Capital Markets and Financial Institutions, International Finance, Financial Economics, Macroeconomic Theory, Advanced Corporate Finance, Portfolio Theory, Financial Markets, International Business and Emerging Markets, Finance in Emerging Markets, Emerging and Developed Economies, Energy Economics, Economic and Financial Crises, and Market Integration. However, if you are doing research in any other field that connects to the field of Economics and Finance, I am also interested in hearing from you and your research idea.
 
Current PhD Research Students
 
  • Mr Yousef Aldulrazzaq – PhD Thesis – Working Title: “Understanding Oil Markets Volatility from Global Macroeconomic Perspective: The Case of Kuwait” Co-Supervisor: Prof. Joseph Coughlan – University of Maynooth
  • Mr Ali Hussein – PhD Thesis – Working Title: “Understanding Oil Markets Volatility” Co-Supervisor: Prof. Joseph Coughlan – University of Maynooth
  • Bui Thanh Long – PhD Thesis – Working Title: “The Microfinance of Poor Vietnam” Co- Co-Supervisor: Prof. Bernadette Andreosso-O’Callaghan – University of Limerick
  • Stephanie Sweeney – PhD Thesis – Working Title: “Is the Eurozone an Optimal Currency Union?” Co-Supervisor: Prof. Bernadette Andreosso-O’Callaghan – University of Limerick
  • Ms Miroslava Zavadska – PhD Thesis – Working Title: “Understanding Oil Prices and Markets Dynamics” Co-Supervisor: Prof. Joseph Coughlan – University of Maynooth
  • Di Zhao – PhD Thesis – Working Title: “An Analysis of Global Markets Interlinkages” Co-Supervisor: Prof. Bernadette Andreosso-O’Callaghan – University of Limerick
Research Grants and Awards
 
1.      Research Project entitled: “An Analysis on Volatility in Commodity and Financial Markets and Implications for Economic Growth”. Awarding Body: Laureate Research Programme - Laureate Online Education – UK Institutions Leadership.
2.      Research Project entitled: “Promoting Formative and Self-Assessment Practices in Online Education” with Dr Natasha Slutskaya. Awarding Body: Laureate Research Programme - Laureate Online Education – UK Institutions Leadership.
3.    RAP 2 - Pilot Sabbatical Scheme: Research Project Title:  "BRICS, Fossil Fuels, Renewable Energies and Economic Sustainability during Times of Crises" Awarding body: Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT).
4.      RAP 1 - Seed Funding Scheme – Research Project Title: “Reliance and Usage of Fossil Fuels: The Economic Challenges” – Awarding body: Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT).
5.    Research Project entitled: “How to Use Responsible Feedback and Personal Development Journals to Abate Plagiarism in Online Education” with Dr Nataliia Stukalo -Awarding Body: Laureate Research Programme - Laureate Online Education – UK Institutions Leadership.
6.      Fiosraigh Scholarship Programme - Dean of Graduate Students Award. Title of the Project: “The Pricing of Oil: An Econometric Study of the Underlying Macroeconomic and Financial Triggers” – Research Student: Miroslava Zavadska. Awarding body: Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT).
7.      Fiosraigh Scholarship Programme 2011 for International Student Support. Title of the Project: “Is the Chinese Economy Stable? A Contagion Analysis during Times of Crises” – Research Student: Su Qian Kong. Awarding body: Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT).
 
Papers under Review
 
1. Morales, L., and Andreosso-O’Callaghan, B. “Uncertainty in Commodity Markets – Asian and Global Financial Crises’ Effects.
2. Morales, L., and Andreosso-O’Callaghan, B.“Understanding Market Inefficiency in the East-Asian Region during times of Crises”
3. Morales, L., and Soler-Domínguez, A. “A Reflection on the Use of ePortfolios in Financial Disciplines” 
 
Publications
 
1. Morales, L., and Andreosso-O’Callaghan, B. (2017) “Volatility in commodity and Oil Markets during Times of Crises” Economics, Management and Financial Markets 12(4), pp. 59–82, ISSN 1842-3191, eISSN 1938-212X.
 
2. Morales, L., Soler-Domínguez, A., and Tarkovska, V. (2016) “Self-Regulated Learning and the Role of ePortfolios in Business Studies", Education and Information Technologies, Vol.21, Issue 6, pp. 1733-1751, November 2016- 10.1007/s10639-015-9415-3
 
3. Morales, L., and Soler-Dominguez, A. (2016) "A Reflection on the Use of ePortfolios in Business Studies Programmes," Irish Journal of Academic Practice: Vol. 5: Iss.1, Article 2. 
Available at: http://arrow.dit.ie/ijap/vol5/iss1/2.
 
4. Morales, L., Soler-Domínguez, A. (2015) “Using ePortfolios to Encourage Responsible Feedback” Higher Learning Research Communications, Vol. 5; issue 3, pp.14-27 (September, 2015).
 
5. Morales, L. and Soler-Domínguez, A. (2015) “Assessment for Learning: How Plagiarism Can be used as an Efficient Learning Tool”. International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research, Vol.12, no.1, pp.17-34 (June, 2015).
 
6. Morales, L., and Gassie, E., (2014) “Structural Breaks and Financial Volatility: Lessons from BRIC Countries” Economics, Management and Financial Markets, Vol. 9, Issue 4, pp. 67–91, ISSN 1842-3191.
 
7. Kong, S.Q, Morales, L., Coughlan, J. (2014) “The Effects of the Global Financial Crisis in the Shanghai's Stock Market” Book chapter in: The Globalization of Chinese Business: Implications for Multinational Investors (October 2014).
 
8. Morales, L., Soler-Domínguez, A., Tarkovska, V. (2014) “Enhancing students’ learning with ePortfolios in Financial Disciplines” International Journal on Advances in Education Research, Vol. 1, Issue 3, pp. 92-105.
 
9. Morales, L., and Andreosso-O’Callaghan, B. (2014) “Volatility Analysis on Precious Metals Returns and Oil Returns: An ICSS Approach” Journal of Economics and Finance, Vol. 38, Issue 3, pp.492-517.
 
10. Soler-Domínguez, A., Morales, L., Tarkovska, V. (2014) “The Role of ePortfolios in Finance Studies: A Cross- Country Study” Higher Education Studies; Vol. 4, No. 1, pp.18-25.
 
11. Morales, L., and Andreosso-O’Callaghan, B. (2014) “The Global Financial Crisis: World Market or Regional Contagion Effects?” International Review of Economics and Finance, Vol. 29 (January), pp.108-131.
 
12. Morales, L. (2013) “What is mLearning and how can it be used to support learning and teaching in Econometrics?” Higher Learning Research Communications, Vol. 3; issue 1 (March 2013), pp.18-37.
 
13. Morales, L. (2012) “Do Precious Metals Markets Influence Stock Markets? A Volatility Approach” International Review of Applied Financial Issues and Economics, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp.64-82.
 
14. Morales, L., and Andreosso-O’Callaghan, B. (2012) “The Current Global Financial Crisis: Do Asian Stock Markets show Contagion or Interdependency Effects?” Journal of Asian Economics, Vol.23; issue 6 (December 2012), pp. 616-626. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/ j.asieco.2012.09.002.http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/ j.asieco.2012.09.002.
 
15. Morales, L. (2011) “Can the use of clickers or continuous assessment motivate critical thinking? A case study based on corporate finance students” Higher Learning Research Communications, Vol. 1; issue 1, pp.33-42. 
 
16. Morales, L., and Andreosso-O’Callaghan, B. (2011) “A Comparative Analysis of the Effects of the Asian and Global Financial Crises on Precious Metals Markets”. Research in International Business and Finance, Vol. 25; issue 2 (June 2011), pp. 203-227.
 
17. Morales, L. (2011) “The Global Financial Crisis: A G-20 Approach”, monograph Chair-Finance University under the Government of the Russian Federation. 
 
18. Morales, L., Andreosso-O’Callaghan, B., and Tarkovska, V. (2010) “The EECs Banking System: An Operating Risk Study during the Global Financial Crisis”. Problems and Perspectives on International Banking and Finance.
 
19. Morales, L. (2010) “International Transmission Effects of Volatility between Financial Markets in the G-7 since the introduction of the Euro” Banking and Capital Markets: New International Perspectives, WSPC/MFA (Midwest Finance Association), pp.87-128.
 
20. Morales, L. (2009) “Volatility Spillovers on Precious Metals Markets and the G-7: The effects of the Asian Crisis”.  China-USA Business Review, Vol.8, issue 7, pp. 1 -19 (Serial number no.73). ISSN 1537-1514, USA.
 
21. Morales, L. (2008) “Volatility Spillovers between Equity and Currency Markets: Evidence from Major Latin American Countries”. Cuadernos de Economía; Latin American Journal of Economics, Vol. 45, issue 132 (November 2008), pp. 185-215.
 
Refereed Research Conferences 
 
1. Zavadska, M., Morales, L., and Coughlan, J. “Oil Prices Volatility Crises Periods” Paper presented at the ECOMFIN 2016: Energy and Commodity Finance Conference, ESSEC Business School, Paris, June 23-24, France.
 
2. Zavadska, M., Morales, L., and Coughlan, J. “Oil Prices Volatility during Turbulent Times” Paper presented Irish Accounting & Finance Association Annual Conference, 19th – 20th May, 2016. School of Business, Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, Republic of Ireland.
 
3. Morales, L., and Hanly, J. “European Power Markets – A journey towards efficiency” Paper accepted for presentation at the 9th PFN (Portuguese Finance Network) Conference – 9th Finance Conference 22-24 June 2016, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal.
 
4. Morales, L., and Andreosso-O’Callaghan, B. “Is the Chinese Economy Flashing Signs of an Economic Meltdown” Paper accepted for presentation at the 21st International Euro-Asia Research Conference. Busan (South Korea), June 22nd and 24th (2016).
 
5. Zavadska, M., Morales, L., and Coughlan, J. “Oil Prices Performance during Times of Crises” Paper accepted for presentation at XIV INFINITI Conference on International Finance hold at Trinity College, Dublin , 13th – 14th June (2016).
 
6. Zavadska, M., Morales, L., and Coughlan, J. “Brent Crude Oil Spot and Futures Prices Dynamics during Times of Crises” Paper presented at XIII INFINITI Conference on International Finance hold at the University of Ljubljana, 8th – 9th June (2015) Slovenia.
 
7. Morales, L., and Andreosso-O’Callaghan, B. “Lessons from the Global Financial Crisis in the Asian Context” Paper presented at the 20th International Euro-Asia Research Conference. Bochum (Germany), May the 27th to the 29th, 2015.
 
8. Zavadska, M., Morales, L., and Coughlan, J. “Oil Price Movements in Times of Crisis: The Gulf War & the Global Financial Crisis” Paper presented at the Irish Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference, 14th-15th May (2015), Dublin.
 
9. Morales, L., and Andreosso-O’Callaghan, B. “Hong Kong Unrest and Implications for the Hang Seng Index”. Workshop: Asian Development and Security Challenges: Asian Regional Perspectives” – Euro-Asia International Research Seminar -Venice Workshop - February 2nd and 3rd 2015.
 
10. Asiedu, Y., Morales, L., “Crude Palm Oil: A Renewable Energy Base for Bio-fuel Production in Ghanaian Rural Communities”, paper accepted for presentation at the 2nd International Congress on Energy Efficiency and Energy Related Materials (ENEFM2014), that will be held from 16 to 19 October 2014 in Oludeniz, Fethiye-Mugla, Turkey.
 
11. Morales, L., Andreosso’O’Callaghan, B., “Understanding Market Inefficiencies in the East-Asian region during times of Crises” paper presented at the 19th International Euro-Asia Research Conference. “The Impact of Economic Change on Asian Business Management, May 30-June 1, 2014. College of Business Administration, Yokohama National University. Conference Venue: Yashima Gakuen – University in Yokohama.
 
12. Hanly, J., Kocman, R., Morales, L., “Volatility Linkages in Central Europe” Paper presented at the Vienna 2nd Economics & Finance Conference, Friday, June 3 - 6, 2014.
 
13. Kong, S., Morales, L., Coughlan, J., “Effects of the Global financial Crisis in the Shanghai Stock Market” This paper was presented at the XI INFINITI Conference on International Finance will be held at SciencesPo Aix, France, on 10-11 June 2013.
 
14. Perez, J.A., Morales, L., Andreosso-O’Callaghan, B., “The Effects of Geographic Diversification on Spanish Corporations Performance during the Global Financial Crisis” Paper presented at the Academy of International Business, UK and Ireland Chapter (AIB-UKI), hosted by Aston University, Birmingham: 21st -23rd March, 2013.
 
15. Petraglia, M., Morales, L., (2013) “Do Cost Reduction Measures Increase Shareholders’ Value in Canadian Companies” Paper presented at the Academy of International Business, UK and Ireland Chapter (AIB-UKI), hosted by Aston University, Birmingham: 21st -23rd March, 2013. This paper was also presented at the XI INFINITI Conference on International Finance will be held at SciencesPo Aix, France, on 10-11 June 2013.
 
16. Soler-Domínguez, A., Morales, L., Tarkovska, V., “The Role of ePortfolios in Finance Studies: A Cross-Country Study” INTED2013 - 7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference held in Valencia (Spain) the 4th, 5th and 6th of March, 2013.
 
17. Morales, L., Tarkovska, V., Soler-Domínguez, A., “Integration of ePortfolios in Financial Disciplines to Enhance Students Learning”, 5th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovations Madrid, Spain ICERI (2012) Proceedings, pp. 5988-5994.
 
18. Ankomah, B., and Morales, L., "The Impact of Enterprise Finance Guarantee (EFG) Scheme on SMEs Financing in the UK during the Global Financial Crisis" Paper presented at the Academy of International Business, UK and Ireland Chapter (AIB-UKI), hosted by University of Liverpool: 29th – 31st March, 2012. 
 
19. Morales, L., and Gassie, E., “Structural breaks and financial volatility: lessons from BRIC countries” Paper presented at the Academy of International Business, UK and Ireland Chapter (AIB-UKI). The 2011 AIB-UKI conference "International Business: New challenges, new forms, new practices" at University of Edinburgh Business School, 14th -16th of April. This paper was also presented at the VIII INFINITI Conference on International Finance, Trinity College, School of Business, Trinity College Dublin: 13-14 June 2011.This paper was also presented at the II World Finance Conference, Greece, Rhodes, 15th-17th of June, 2011. 
 
20. McDonagh, D., and Morales, L., “Do Precious Metals Still Shine Amidst Financial Crises?” Paper presented at the IX INFINITI Conference on International Finance, Trinity College, School of Business, Trinity College Dublin: 13-14 June 2011.
 
21. Kong, S., Morales, L., Coughlan, J., “An Analysis of the Chinese Stock Market 
during the Global Financial Crisis” Paper presented at the Academy of International Business, UK and Ireland Chapter (AIB-UKI). The 2011 AIB-UKI conference "International Business: New challenges, new forms, new practices" at University of Edinburgh Business School, 14th -16th of April, 2011. This paper was also presented at the VIII INFINITI Conference on International Finance, Trinity College, School of Business, Trinity College Dublin: 13-14 June 2011.
 
22. Morales, L., and Andreosso-O’Callaghan, B., “The Global Financial Crisis: Do Asian Stock Markets show Contagious or Interdependency Effects? Paper presented at I World Finance Conference, Viana do Castelo, Portugal, May 26th-28th 2010. This paper was also presented at the Canadian Economics Association, 44th Annual Conference of the CEA, Quebec City, 28th -30th May, 2010
 
23. Morales, L., Andreosso-O’Callaghan, B., and Zolin, B. “Are Volatility Patterns Changing in Commodity Prices?” Paper presented at 16th Euro – Asia International Research. Seminar Corporate Social Responsibility: European and Asian Perspectives Hiroshima, Japan, September 1st and 2nd 2010.
 
24. Morales, L., and Andreosso-O’Callaghan, B., “A Comparative Analysis on the Effects of the Asian and Global Financial Crisis on Precious Metals Markets” Paper presented at VIII Infiniti Conference on International Finance, Trinity College, Dublin, 14- 15 June 2010.
 
25. Morales, L., Andreosso-O’Callaghan, B., and Tarkovska, V., “The EECs Banking System: An Operating Risk Study during the Global Financial Crisis”. Paper presented at the International Conference on Global Trends in the Efficiency and Risk Management of Financial Services and the Financial Crisis, Hosted by Efficiency and Productivity Research Unit (EPRU). University of Leicester, UK, 14 and 15 November 2009.
 
26. Morales, L., and Andreosso-O’Callaghan, B., “The Current Global Financial Crisis: Do Asian Stock Markets show Contagious or Interdependency Effects? Paper presented at XVth Euro-Asia Conference at Pau, 10 and 11 September 2009.
 
27. Morales, L., and Andreosso, B., “Volatility Analysis of Precious Metals Returns and Oil Returns: An ICSS Approach” paper presented to the VII INFINITI Conference on International Finance, Trinity College, Dublin, 8- 9 June 2009 and also to the Asociación Española de Economía y Finanzas (AEEFI), XI Jornadas de Economía International, June 25-26, Barcelona, Spain, 2009.
 
28. Morales, L., “Volatility Spillovers on Precious Metals Markets and the G-7: The Effects of the Asian Crisis”. Paper presented to the MFA Annual Meeting, February 4th-7th March, 2009, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Conference Proceedings.
 
29. Morales, L., “Volatility Spillovers on Precious Metals Markets: The Effects of the Asian Crisis”. Paper presented to the European Applied Business Research Conference (EABR), 23-25 June 2008, Salzburg, Austria. Conference Proceedings.  Best Paper Award.
 
30. Morales, L., “Volatility Spillovers between Stock Returns and Foreign Exchange Rates: Evidence from Four Eastern European Countries”. Paper presented to the Financial Management Association (FMA) European Conference, 4-6 June 2008, Prague, Czech Republic. Conference Proceedings.
 
31. Morales, L., “European Equity Markets and Currency Markets Interlinkages”. Paper presented to the Doctoral Student Consortium. Financial Management Association (FMA) European Conference, 4th June, 2008 Prague, Czech Republic.
 
32. Morales, L., “Do Precious Metals Markets Influence Stock Markets? A Volatility Approach”. Paper presented to the 8th International Business Research Conference, 27-28 March, 2008, Dubai, UAE. Conference Proceedings. Nominated for Best Paper Award.
 
33. Morales, L., “International Transmission Effects of Volatility between    Financial Markets in the G-7 since the introduction of the Euro” Paper presented to the MFA Annual Meeting, February 27th-1st March, 2008, San Antonio, Texas, USA. Conference Proceedings.
 
34. Morales, L., “International Transmission Effects of Volatility between Financial Markets in developing economies: the case of Latin America” Paper presented to the MFA Annual Meeting, February 27th-1st March, 2008, San Antonio, Texas, USA.  Conference Proceedings.  
 
35. Morales, L., and O’Donnell, L. “International Transmission Effects of Volatility between Financial Markets in developing economies: the case of Latin America” Paper presented to the VII International Finance Conference, Monterrey, Mexico 26th-28th September 2007    
36. Morales, L., and O’Donnell, M. “International Transmission Effects of Volatility Spillovers between Stock Returns and Exchange Rates: Evidence from Greece, Portugal and Spain since the introduction of the Euro”. ATINER Book Proceedings, Athens, Greece 2007, (forthcoming).
 
37. Morales, L., and O'Donnell, M. “New Evidence on the Dynamic Relationship between Domestic and International Stock Prices and Exchange Rates in Four Transition Economies”, Paper presented to the Asociación Española de Economía y Finanzas (AEEFI), X Décimas Jornadas de Economía International, June 20-22, Madrid, Spain, 2007.
 
38. Morales, L., and O'Donnell, M. “International Transmission Effects of Volatility between    Financial Markets in the G-7 since the introduction of the Euro” Paper accepted to the INFINITI Conference on International Finance, Trinity College, Dublin, 11- 12 June 2007.
 
39. Morales, L., and O'Donnell, M. “Volatility Spillovers between Exchange Rates and     Stock Prices: Evidence from Spain, Portugal and Italy”, Paper presented to IASK International Conference Global Management in Algarve, Portugal, 2nd- 5th of May, 2007. Conference Proceedings pp.44-54.       
 
40. Morales, L., and O'Donnell, M. "Volatility Spillovers between Stock Prices and    Exchange Rates: Empirical Evidence from six APEC economies" Paper presented to the All China Economics Conference, Hong Kong, 18-20 December, 2006.
 
41. Morales, L., and O'Donnell, M. "Exploring the nature of volatility spillovers between stock and equity markets: new evidence from Asian markets", Seminar Series, Department of Economics, autumn 2006, 8th December 2006.
 
Conferences
 
1. Soler-Domínguez, A., Ramos-Mezquita, J., Morales, L., Tarkovska, V., and Morales, L. “Young Business Explorers: Developing the Entrepreneurial Spirit through Industry-Academia Cooperation”, Paper Presented at 9th Annual Internatial Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI, 2016), 14th-16th November, 2016, Sevilla, (Spain). ICERI2016 proceedings, pp. 3494-3500.
 
2. Soler-Domínguez, A., Morales, L., Tarkovska, V. “Young Business Explorers: An Initiative that Promotes the Entrepreneurial Spirit”, paper presented at 10th Annual International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED, 2016), 7th-9th March 2016, Valencia (Spain),
 
3. Morales, L., Soler-Domínguez, A., and Tarkovska, V. “Self-Regulated Learning and the Role of ePortfolios in Business Studies" paper presented at the 17th Annual International Conference on Education, 18-21 May 2015, Athens, Greece.
 
4. Morales, L., and Stukalo, N. “How to Use Responsible Feedback and Personal Development Journals to Abate Plagiarism in Online Education” Paper presented at the Annual edition of INTED2015 (9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference), Madrid (Spain) on the 2nd- 4th March 2015.
 
5. Soler-Domínguez, A., Morales, L., and Ramos-Mezquita, J., “Fostering a Cooperative Spirit in Business Practices” Paper accepted for presentation at the 7th ICERI (International Conference of Education, Research and Innovations) to be held in Seville (Spain) on the 17th, 18th and 19th of November 2014. Seville, Spain. 
 
6. Morales, L., Soler-Domínguez, A., “Using ePortfolios to Encourage Responsible Feedback” EDULEARN14, paper presented at the 6th annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Barcelona (Spain), 7th, 8th and 9th of July, 2014.
 
7. Soler-Domínguez, A., Morales, L., Tortosa-Ausina, E., Portales-Llop, E.P, Matallin-Saez, J.C., and Ramos-Mezquita. M., “Reforzando el Aprendizaje Activo Mediante un Enfoque de Educacion Emocional. Jornada de Educacion Emocional, April 2014, Barcelona.
 
8. Soler-Domínguez, A., Morales, L., Tortosa-Ausina, E., Portales-Llop, E.P, Matallin-Saez, J.C., and Ramos-Mezquita. M., Aprendizaje activo y sus determinantes: un enfoque multidisciplinar" Paper presented at the annual edition of the International Conference for Innovation, Documentation and Teaching Technologies (INNODOCT/2014), Valencia, Spain, on the 8th and 9th of May, 2014.
 
9. Morales, L., Soler-Domínguez, A., Tortosa-Ausina, E., Portales-Llop, E.P, Matallin-Saez, J.C., and Ramos-Mezquita. M., “Assessment for Learning: How Plagiarism could be used as an Efficient Learning Tool. Paper presented at the annual edition of INTED2014 (8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference), Valencia (Spain) on the 10th, 11th 12th March 2014.
 
10. Soler-Domínguez, A., Morales, L., Tortosa-Ausina, E., Portales-Llop, E.P, Matallin-Saez, J.C., and Ramos-Mezquita. M., “Active Learning and Academic Performance in Higher Education”. Paper presented at the annual edition of INTED2014 (8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference), Valencia (Spain) on the 10th, 11th 12th March 2014.
 
11. Morales, L., Soler-Domínguez, A., & Tarkovska, V. “Enhancing student’s learning with ePortfolios in Financial Disciplines” EDURE’14 – International Conference On Education,Social and Technological Sciences. Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain, on March 13-14, 2014.
 
12. Morales, L., and Soler-Domínguez, A. “A Reflection on the Use of ePortfolios in Financial Disciplines”. Paper presented at the 6th ICERI (International Conference of Education, Research and Innovations) 18th-20th November 2013. Seville, Spain.
 
13. Soler-Domínguez, A., Morales, L., Tarkovska, V. “The Role of ePortfolios in Finance Studies: A Cross- Country Study”. Paper presented at the annual edition of INTED2013 (7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference) hold d in Valencia (Spain) on the 4th, 5th and 6th of March 2013.
 
14. Morales, L., Tarkovska, V. & Soler-Domínguez, A. (2012), “Integration of ePortfolios in Financial Disciplines to Enhance Students Learning” 5th ICERI (International Conference of Education, Research and Innovations) 19-21 November, 2012. Madrid, Spain. Conference Proceedings, 5988-5994.
 
15. Morales, L., and Gassie, E., “Structural breaks and financial volatility: lessons from BRIC countries” Paper presented at the IAMO Forum: “Will the BRICs Decade Continue? – Prospects for Trade and Growth, 23-24 June 2011, Halle (Saale Germany).
 
16. Morales, L., “The Global Financial Crisis: A G-20 Approach”. Invited Paper at the Research Seminar: The World Economic and Financial Crisis - presented at the Finance Academy-Moscow, under the Government of Russian Federation, 28th of October 2010.
 
17. Morales, L., Andreosso-O’Callaghan, B., and Zolin, B. “Are Volatility Patterns Changing in Commodity Prices?” Paper presented at the Agricultural Economics Society of Ireland (AESI). Ashtown Food Research Centre, Dublin, Ireland 14th of October 2010.
 
18. Morales, L., “Can the use of Clickers and Formative Assessment motivate critical thinking? Graduate Student Conference, Dublin Institute of Technology. Dublin, Ireland, 15th of June, 2010.
 
19. Morales, L., Andreosso-O’Callaghan, B., and Tarkovska, V., “The EECs Banking System: An Operating Risk Study during the Global Financial Crisis”. Invited Paper at the Conference: “Currency Zones: Problems and Challenges” presented at the Finance Academy-Moscow, under the Government of Russian Federation, 29th of October 2009.
 
Seminar and Workshop Presentations
 
1. Morales, L., and Andreosso-O’Callaghan, B. (2016). Are Asian Economies Flashing Signs of a New Economic Meltdown?  Dublin Institute of Technology Research Showcase. Wednesday, 27 April, 2016 at DIT Aungier St. Dublin. Republic of Ireland.
 
2. Zavadska, M., Morales, L., and Coughlan, J. (2016) Oil Prices Volatility during Turbulent Times. Dublin Institute of Technology Research Showcase. Wednesday, 27 April, 2016 at DIT Aungier St. Dublin. Republic of Ireland.
 
3. Morales, L., Sharing Practice: Mahara ePortfolios – Analysing the Versatility of ePortfolios – Invited presentation to: ePortfolios in Ireland: What Now, Where Next? National Irish ePortfolio Forum event: ePortfolios in Ireland: What Now, Where Next?  Monday, 21 March to Wednesday, 23 March 2016 at DIT Aungier St. Dublin. Republic of Ireland.
 
4. Morales, L., “Volatility in energy markets and its effects on emerging economies” Invited paper to Contemporary Economic Issues Lecture Series – spring 2012. University of East Anglia, – 5th of March 2012, Norwich, UK.
 
5. Morales, L., and Gassie, E., “Structural breaks and financial volatility: lessons from BRIC countries” Paper presented at the IAMO Forum: “Will the BRICs Decade Continue? – Prospects for Trade and Growth, 23-24 June 2011, Halle (Saale) Germany.
 
6. Kong, S., Morales, L., Coughlan, J., “An Analysis of the Chinese Stock Market 
during the Global Financial Crisis” Paper accepted for presentation at the Workshop on China’s Monetary and Exchange Rate Policy. Bank of Finland, Institute for Economies in Transition (BOFIT) taking place in Helsinki on May 16-17 May 2011.
 
7. Kong, S., Morales, L., Coughlan, J., “An Analysis of the Chinese Stock Market 
during the Global Financial Crisis” Paper presented at the Academy of International Business, UK and Ireland Chapter (AIB-UKI) Research Colloquium 2010 on Friday, 3rd December 2010 at the J. E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics, NUI Galway.
 
8. Morales, L., and Andreosso-O’Callaghan, B., “The Current Financial Crisis: Global or Regional Contagion Effects? Paper presented at the Academy of International Business (AIB-UK and Ireland Chapter), Research Colloquium, 11th of December, 2009, Business School, Trinity College Dublin.
 
9. Morales, L., Andreosso-O’Callaghan, B., and Tarkovska, V., “A risk study of the CEECs’ banking systems during the global financial crisis”. Paper presented at the Academy of International Business (AIB-UK and Ireland Chapter), Research Colloquium, 11th of December, 2009, Business School, Trinity College Dublin.
 
10. Morales, L and O'Donnell, M. "Exploring the nature of volatility spillovers between stock and equity markets: new evidence from Asian markets", Seminar Series, Department of Economics, Autumn 2006, 8th December 2006.
 
Working Papers
 
1. Morales, L., “Commodity Markets: Volatility or Contagion?”
2. Morales, L., “FDI Patterns in Transition Economies: MENA, OPEC, Developed Markets, Eastern Europe, Developing Asia, BRIC”
3. Morales, L., and Andreosso, B., “Energy Markets amidst the Global Financial Crisis?”
 
Research Agenda
 
At the moment I am doing research in the following areas:
1. Stock Markets Reaction to Unemployment News: Evidence for European Countries.
2. Testing for Causality in Variance: Application in the European and Latin American Markets.
3. Dynamic Relations between International Equity and Currency Markets: The Role of Currency Order Flow. Expand the analysis to European Markets.
4. International linkages of the European stock exchanges: multivariate GARCH analysis.
5. Volatility spillovers across international swap markets: expand studies to European countries and Emerging Markets.
6. Education Advancements and Challenges – Implications for Economic and Finance Students