Deputy Director, Chief Economist
Office of Research and Analysis
Andres Vinelli is the Deputy Director and Chief Economist in the Office of Research and Analysis (ORA). He identifies areas of audit risk in the audits of exchange-listed companies, conducts original research on accounting and auditing topics, as well as analyzes and reports on a variety of issues of interest to the Board and other divisions. In addition, Mr. Vinelli works on projects releated to the assessment of the economic impact of PCAOB standards.
Prior to joining the PCAOB in 2008, he was the Chief Economist at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Earlier, his roles included Director of the Office of Economic Analysis and Special Assistant to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), the predecessor agency to FINRA. During his seven years at FINRA (NASD), he assisted in the implementation of the regulator’s investor protection mission, including regulatory oversight of Nasdaq, crafting broker-dealer rules, and coordinating with domestic and foreign counterparts. Mr. Vinelli spent four years as a Research Assistant at Harvard University, and a year at Monsanto Argentina as a Business Analyst. He also worked as a summer associate over several years at Price Waterhouse Asociados, Argentina, NERA Economic Consulting, and Shell UK Ltd.
Mr. Vinelli is the author of many publications in the United States and Argentina. Presently, he teaches M.B.A. classes at Georgetown University, where he earned the 2007 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Adjunct Faculty teaching. He received his undergraduate degree from the Universidad de San Andres, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and a Ph.D. from Harvard University.