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Brian  Barrett

Brian Barrett

Interim Department Chair and Associate Professor, Finance

Research Interests

Term structure modeling; and bond portfolio management

Featured Publications

  • Barrett, W. Brian, Pearce, Alan and Helein, Charles, “Sales and Use Taxes and Interstate Internet Transactions: A Comprehensive Overview,” BNA Insights, Bloomberg Publications, May-June 2012.

    Andrade, Sandro C., and W. Brian Barrett, “Can broker–dealer client surveys provide signals for debt investing?” Journal of Banking and Finance, Vol. 35, No. 5, May 2011, pp. 1170-1178.

    Alan Pearce and W. Brian Barrett, “The Economic Impact of Free Conference Calling Services,” Media Law and Policy, Vol. 19, No. 2, 2010, p. 202-228.

    W. Brian Barrett, Celine Moreno, Thomas B. Sanders, “The Movement of Wealth,” The Journal of Wealth Management, Vol. 10, No. 4, Spring 2008, pp. 30-41.

    W. Brian Barrett, Ricardo J. Rodriguez, and Thomas B. Sanders, “Fairness of Bank Rules for Compensating Balances,” Commercial Lending Review, May/June 2007, pp. 44-47.

    W. Brian Barrett and Thomas B. Sanders, “Adrift No More: The Disappearance of the Drift Factor in the New U.S. Dollar Index Contract,” Journal of Indexes, Vol. 8 (2006), No. 6, pp. 36-41.

    W. Brian Barrett, Thomas F. Gosnell, and Andrea J. Heuson, “Term Structure Factor Shifts and Economic News,” Financial Analysts Journal, Vol. 60, No,. 5, Sep/Oct 2004, pp. 81-94.

    W. Brian Barrett and Thomas B. Sanders, "The Drift Factor in Pricing Futures Contracts: A New Look," The Journal of Futures Markets, Vol. 22, No. 6 (2002), pp. 579-598.

    Sanders, Thomas B., W. Brian Barrett, and Michael Palmer, “A Model for Determining Mispricing of Sovereign Risk Loans,” Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Vol. 11, No 2, April 2001.

Teaching and Professional Experience

  • Co-director, Bermont Carlin Scholars Program, Miami Herbert Business School, 2007 - Present
  • Co-director, CAT-5 Student Managed Investment Fund, Miami Herbert Business School, 2012 - Present
  • Director, Online MS in Finance, Miami Herbert Business School, 2014 - Present
  • Associate Professor, Finance, Miami Herbert Business School, 1990 - Present
  • Assistant Professor, Finance, University of Miami School of Business Administration, 1983 - 1990


  • Investments
  • Portfolio management
  • Fixed Income


  • Ph.D., Finance, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1983
  • M.S., Information Science, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1980
  • B.A., Economics, University of Michigan, 1978

Honors and Awards

  • University of Miami School of Business Administration Excellence in Teaching Award, 2008, 2014
Brian  Barrett


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