Barbara Bliss

Barbara Bliss
Phone: (619) 260-2998
Office: Olin Hall 108

Associate Professor of Finance

  • PhD, Florida State University
  • BS, Florida State University, Finance and Real Estate

Barbara Bliss is an associate professor of finance in the University of San Diego School of Business. Dr. Bliss teaches courses in corporate finance. Her research focuses on payout policy (dividends and share repurchases), securities litigation, and price discrimination. She has published research in the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Futures Markets, Washington University Law Review, and currently has other articles under review.


  • Order of Omega Professor of the Year, 2016

Selected Publications

  • Bliss, B., Partnoy, F., Furchtgott, M. (2018) Information Bundling and Securities Litigation, Journal of Accounting & Economics.
  • Bliss, B., Cheng, Y., Denis , D. (2015) Corporate Payout, Cash retention and the Supply of credit: Evidence from 2008-09, Journal of Financial Economics, 115(3), 521-540.
  • Bliss, B., Price, S., Doran, J., Peterson, D. (2012) Earnings conference calls and Stock returns: The incremental informativeness of textual tone, Journal of Banking and Finance, 36, 992-1011.