Professor Pirinsky is an Associate Professor at the Department of Finance of the UCF College of Business and Co-Director of the FinTech Program. Prior to joining the department, he was a Financial Economist at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, DC. In addition to his regulatory work, he was a full-time faculty member at major academic institutions, such as Texas A&M University, Rutgers University and George Washington University.
Professor Pirinsky’s research interests are in the areas of Corporate Finance, Behavioral Finance and Economics, and Data Analytics applications for Financial Decision Making. One part of his research explores how cultural norms affect the structure of economic contracts, the formation of organizational culture and corporate policy more broadly. Another part of his research studies the implications of economics institutions and technology for financial development. Professor Pirinsky also has done extensive work on investment analysis, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance.
His research has been published in top-tier academic journals, including the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Corporate Finance, among others. Professor Pirinsky’s work has been presented at numerous conferences and seminars around the world and has been profiled in the media.