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Dr Helena Pinto
Senior Lecturer (Teaching and Scholarship) in Accounting and Finance, Programme Leader BSc Accounting, Business, Finance Management



Helena joined the University of York in June 2019. She has a doctorate in Finance from Manchester Business School and has been teaching in UK Higher education since 2005. Before joining York, Helena held academic positions at both the University of Manchester, University of Strathclyde and more recently at the University of Bradford where alongside with her teaching and research she held the positions of Programme Leader and Director of Undergraduate Studies. Helena is a Fellow of the British Higher Education academy and she is very experienced in the design, development, delivery and management of Finance modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and both nationally and internationally.

Helena’s research lies in the area of executive compensation and corporate governance. She is also interested in studying the effect of adaptive learning tools on student performance. She has published in several international journals.

Subject Group

Accounting and Finance

Departmental roles

Joint Head of Accounting and Finance Group


Selected publications

Marshall, A.; Pinto, H.; Tang, L. (2019): “Executive Compensation in Less Regulated Markets: Debt Monitoring and Voluntary Corporate Governance” European Journal of Finance

Pinto, H and Widdicks, M (2014): Do Compensation Plans with Performance Targets Provide Better Incentives? Journal of Corporate Finance, Vol 29.

Kemmitt, M., Marshall, A. and Pinto, H., (2013): The Determinants of Foreign Exchange Hedging in Small and Medium-Sized Firms. European Journal of Finance, Vol. 19, 89-111

Marshall, A., Musayev, T., Pinto, H. and Tang, L., (2012): Impact of News Announcements on the Foreign Exchange Implied Volatility. The Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money, Vol. 22, 719-737.

Howell, S., Duck, P., Hazel, A., Johnson, P., Pinto, H., Strbac, G. and Black, M. (2010): A PDE and Option Based Approach to Valuing and Designing Stochastic Storage for Wind-Generated Electricity. IMA Journal of Management Mathematics, Vol. 22, 231-252.

Pinto, H., Howell, S. and Paxson, D. (2009): Modelling the Number of Customers as a Birth and Death Process. European Journal of Finance, Vol. 5, 105-118.

Paxson, D. and Pinto, H. (2005): Rivalry under Price and Quantity Competition. Review of Financial Economics, Vol. 14, 229-224.

Paxson, D. and Pinto, H. (2003): Leader Follower Value Functions if The Market Share Follows a Birth and Death Process in “Real R&D Options” ed. Dean A. Paxson, Butterworth-Heinemann Finance

Pinto, H. and Armada, M. (2002) An Autoregressive Approach of the Arbitrage Pricing Theory to the Portuguese Stock Market. International Journal of Business, Vol. 7 (2), 37-52.



  • Finance Fundamentals
  • Capital Markets


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