Biography

Dr. Garvey's expertise is in risk management and finance. He specialises in market systems and technology and is founder of FarmHedge Ltd., a spinout from the University of Limerick. The FarmHedge platform secured seed funding following a high impact partnership with two of Europe's largest agribusiness companies. It is now being used by RWA (Austria's largest agri-wholesaler and grain trader) to coordinate grain trading and the sale of farm inputs with Austrian farmers via 30 farmer cooperatives. FarmHedge has also designed bespoke digital tools that streamline communication and trade for clients in Romania, Ukraine and the United Kingdom. FarmHedge was winner of the Irish Times Innovation Award (Fintech), 2019.

Dr. Garvey is currently collaborating with Dr. Ashish Sai (University of Amsterdam) and the BurrenLife project to pilot a platform that connects farmers directly with consumers. The Bramble Project is examining models that helps consumers reward farmers with verified environmental results through their food choices.
Dr. Garvey's academic research includes; volatility forecasting using high frequency financial data, risk management in policymaking systems and innovation in risk transfer and insurance. His research has been disseminated to national and international media and general audiences as well as technical audiences in the policy and academic communities.

Prior to joining UL, Dr. Garvey was a Commercial Underwriter with Aviva Insurance Group and was Team Leader with Hibernian Investment Services (now part of Aviva Life and Pensions). He holds a BA (Economics and English) and an MA (Applied Economics) from NUI Galway and an MSc Investment and Treasury from Dublin City University. In 2014, Dr. Garvey was a Visiting Professor of Finance at the Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University and a Visiting Scholar at Stern Business School, New York University. His PhD in Finance was completed in 2008 under the supervision of Professor Liam Gallagher, Dublin City University.

Research Interests

Land Use and Sustainable Food Systems;
Market Systems and Technology Adoption;
Insurance Markets and Alternative Risk Transfer.

Professional Activities

Award

  • 2016 - Innovation Award for Leading a University Spinout Company
  • 2013 - Jennifer Burke Award

Employment

  • 2016 FarmHedge Ltd - CEO
  • 2002 University of Limerick - Senior Lecturer

Research Collaborators

  • Research at Stern Business School - International Collaboration Type - New York University -USA
  • Research and Teaching Role - Visiting Professor/Lecturer - Fordham University -USA -Fordham, Graduate School of Business, New York.
  • Erik Payen - Host Incoming Visitor - Swiss Re Corporate Solutions -Switzerland
  • Jingnan Wu - Joint Publication - Tongji University -China
  • Judah Cohen - Host Incoming Visitor - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) -USA
  • Judah Cohen - Host Incoming Visitor - Atmospheric and Environmental Research Boston -USA
  • Weifeng Ma - Joint Publication - Tongji University -China

Peer Reviewed Journals

2019

Risk and Planning in Agriculture: How planning on dairy farms in Ireland is affected by farmers regulatory focus

Garvey, J.; Sirr, G.; O'Brien, F,; O'Shea, D. (2019) Risk and Planning in Agriculture: How planning on dairy farms in Ireland is affected by farmers regulatory focus . Risk Analysis: An International Journal

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2018

Local conditions and economic growth from South-South FDI

Sirr, G,Garvey, J,Gallagher, LA (2018) Local conditions and economic growth from South-South FDI. Journal Of International Trade & Economic Development :380-388

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2017

Bilateral Investment Treaties and Foreign Direct Investment: Evidence of Asymmetric Effects on Vertical and Horizontal Investments

Sirr, G,Garvey, J,Gallagher, LA (2017) Bilateral Investment Treaties and Foreign Direct Investment: Evidence of Asymmetric Effects on Vertical and Horizontal Investments. Development Policy Review :93-113

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2016

Health policy and the policymaking system: A case study of primary care in Ireland

Kelly, N,Garvey, J,Palcic, D (2016) Health policy and the policymaking system: A case study of primary care in Ireland. Health Policy :913-919

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2016

Employee voice and silence in auditing firms

Donovan, S., O'Sullivan, M., Doyle, E., Garvey, J. (2016) Employee voice and silence in auditing firms. Employee Relations :563-577

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2015

The role of market participants in agricultural futures markets

Wu, J; Murphy, F; Garvey, J; Ma, W (2015) The role of market participants in agricultural futures markets. Outlook On Agriculture

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2013

The economics of data: Using simple model-free volatility in a high-frequency world

John Garvey & Liam Gallagher (2013) The economics of data: Using simple model-free volatility in a high-frequency world. North American Journal of Economics and Finance :370-379

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2012

Risk selection in the London political risk insurance market: the role of tacit knowledge, trust and heuristics

Baublyte, L,Mullins, M,Garvey, J (2012) Risk selection in the London political risk insurance market: the role of tacit knowledge, trust and heuristics. Journal Of Risk Research :1101-1116

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2012

The Realised-Implied Volatility Relationship: Recent Empirical Evidence from FTSE-100 Stocks

Garvey, JF,Gallagher, LA (2012) The Realised-Implied Volatility Relationship: Recent Empirical Evidence from FTSE-100 Stocks. Journal Of Forecasting :639-660

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2012

A quantitative approach to guiding the promotional efforts of IPAs in emerging markets

Sirr, G,Garvey, J,Gallagher, L (2012) A quantitative approach to guiding the promotional efforts of IPAs in emerging markets. International Business Review :618-630

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2011

A case study on using prediction markets as a rich environment for active learning

Buckley, P; Garvey, J; McGrath, F (2011) A case study on using prediction markets as a rich environment for active learning. Computers & Education :418-428

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2011

Using Technology to Encourage Critical Thinking and Optimal Decision Making in Risk Management Education

Garvey J.;Buckley P. (2011) Using Technology to Encourage Critical Thinking and Optimal Decision Making in Risk Management Education. Risk Management And Insurance Review :299-309

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2011

Using Technology to Encourage Critical Thinking and Optimal Decision-Making in Risk Management Education

Garvey, J. & Buckley P. (2011) Using Technology to Encourage Critical Thinking and Optimal Decision-Making in Risk Management Education. Risk Management And Insurance Review :299-309

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2011

Emerging markets and portfolio foreign exchange risk: An empirical investigation using a value-at-risk decomposition technique

Sirr, G; Garvey, J; Gallagher, L (2011) Emerging markets and portfolio foreign exchange risk: An empirical investigation using a value-at-risk decomposition technique. Journal Of International Money And Finance :1749-1772

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2010

Teaching the concept of risk: Blended learning using a custom-built prediction market

Garvey J., Buckley P. (2010) Teaching the concept of risk: Blended learning using a custom-built prediction market. Journal Of Teaching In International Business :346-357

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2010

Implementing control mutuality using prediction markets: a new mechanism for risk communication

Garvey, J; Buckley, P (2010) Implementing control mutuality using prediction markets: a new mechanism for risk communication. Journal Of Risk Research :951-960

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2010

An investigation into risk propensity in bull and bear markets

Garvey, J (2010) An investigation into risk propensity in bull and bear markets. Journal Of Risk Research :789-804

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2010

An Exploration of Personality Effects in Risk Decision-Making

Garvey, J; Lee, L (2010) An Exploration of Personality Effects in Risk Decision-Making. Irish Accounting Review

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2009

A Multivariate Analysis of Political Risk Effects on Foreign Direct Investment

Garvey, J; Baublyte, L; Mullins, M (2009) A Multivariate Analysis of Political Risk Effects on Foreign Direct Investment. Irish Business Journal

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2008

Contemporary terrorism: Risk perception in the London options market

Garvey, J; Mullins, M (2008) Contemporary terrorism: Risk perception in the London options market. Risk Analysis :151-160

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2008

Do Credit Derivatives Dampen Political Risk: The Case of Brazil Post 1998

Mullins, M; Murphy, F; Garvey JF (2008) Do Credit Derivatives Dampen Political Risk: The Case of Brazil Post 1998. Journal of Globalization, Competitiveness and Governability :46-59

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2008

Financial Globalization, State Autonomy and Modern Financial Instruments: The Case of Brazil

Mullins, M; Murphy, F; Garvey, J (2008) Financial Globalization, State Autonomy and Modern Financial Instruments: The Case of Brazil. * :46-59

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Books

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Book Chapters

2012

Prediction Markets to Deliver Authentic Learning Experiences

Garvey, J., Buckley, P. & McGrath, F. (2012) Prediction Markets to Deliver Authentic Learning Experiences . Australia : IGI-Global Technologies for Enhancing Pedagogy, Engagement and Empowerment in Education: Creating Learning Friendly Environments

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2007

The Insurance Market in the Republic of Ireland

Greenford, B., Garvey, J., Morris, L., O'Meara, L. & Mullins, M. (2007) The Insurance Market in the Republic of Ireland. United States : Springer The Handbook of International Insurance :553-591

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Edited Books

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Other Journals

2003

The Growth of the Hedge Fund Industry: Hedging you bets in an uncertain market.

Garvey, JF (2003) The Growth of the Hedge Fund Industry: Hedging you bets in an uncertain market.. Finance :10-15

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Conference Publications

2015

28th Annual Irish Accounting and Finance Association Conference 2015

Donovan, S., O'Sullivan, M., Doyle, E., Garvey, J. (2015) 28th Annual Irish Accounting and Finance Association Conference 2015.

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2011

NAIRTL 11

Buckley, P., Garvey, J., McGrath, F. (2011) NAIRTL 11.

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2011

3rd International Conference on Numerical Methods for Finance

Garvey, J; O'Brien, F; Gallagher, L; Murphy, F (2011) 3rd International Conference on Numerical Methods for Finance.

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2009

NAIRTL 09

Buckley, P; Garvey, J; McGrath, F; (2009) NAIRTL 09.

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2009

KBS Research Conference

Buckley, P., Garvey, J., McGrath, F. (2009) KBS Research Conference.

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2006

European Financial Management Association

Garvey, J. (2006) European Financial Management Association.

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2006

Market, Security, Technologies of Risk and the Political

Garvey, J., Mullins, M. (2006) Market, Security, Technologies of Risk and the Political.

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2004

Emergent Risks and Risk Management in Europe

Garvey J. F. (2004) Emergent Risks and Risk Management in Europe. :*-*

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