Chief Economist, Standards and Risk Assessment
Center for Economic Analysis
Andres Vinelli is the chief economist of standards and risk assessment in the Center for Economic Analysis. In this role, he leads the team of economists dedicated to standard-setting activities and continues to provide analysis on work conducted by the Office of Research and Analysis (ORA) in areas including risk assessment, accounting firm business models, and audit quality indicators. From 2008-2014 he served as deputy director and chief economist in ORA where he identified areas of audit risk in the audits of exchange-listed companies and conducted original research on accounting and auditing topics.
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.
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.
Vinelli is the author of many publications in the United States and Argentina. Presently, he teaches MBA 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.