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Christo Pirinsky

Christo Pirinsky

Title: Assistant Professor of Finance

Department: Finance

Address: Funger Hall, Suite 507

Phone: (202) 994-2377


Curriculum vitae: CV

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Degrees: PhD in Finance, The Ohio State University, 2001
MS in Statistics, University of Sofia, 1995

Areas of Expertise: Theory of the Firm, Corporate Governance, Institutional Development, Organizational Economics, Culture

Pirinsky’s recent research examines how the organizational structure of markets and firms affect financial contracts, security valuation, and economic outcomes. Before joining GW, he taught in the finance departments of Texas A&M University, Rutgers University, and California State University.

Pirinsky’s research has appeared in leading finance journals, including the Journal of Finance and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. His work has been featured in the New York Times. He has taught graduate courses in corporate finance and investments and has presented his research at numerous seminars and conferences.