Barry Scholnick

Roger S. Smith Professor of Business, Alberta School of Business - Marketing, Business Economics and Law


Roger S. Smith Professor of Business, Alberta School of Business - Marketing, Business Economics and Law
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11203 Saskatchewan Drive NW
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Journal Articles 

Agarwal, S, Mikhed, V, and Scholnick, B. (2020), "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 Awards (University of Alberta School of Business)

2021    Winner of MBA Association Teaching Award

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)

1999    Winner of MacKenzie Undergraduate Teaching Award 

1997    Winner of MacKenzie Undergraduate Teaching Award 


BUEC 646 - The Global Business Environment

Examines the changing global business environment and how it impacts international business decision-making. Covers such topics as Trends in Globalization, International Business in Canada, Managing Multinational Corporations, Importing and Exporting, International Labor Markets and the Market for Skills, International Financial Markets, Financial Crises, and Corporate Governance in Different Countries.

Fall Term 2022 Fall Term 2022

BUEC 860 - International Business

Understanding the globalization of business, international trade and trading blocks; planning for market entry and development; exporting, joint ventures, direct investment; developing the skills of an international manager. Restricted to Executive MBA students only.

Fall Term 2022

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