Francesco D’Acunto is an assistant professor at the Boston College Carroll School of Management and a Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellow. His research interests are in the areas of cultural finance, entrepreneurship, and FinTech. In these areas, Professor D’Acunto studies the formation of beliefs and the financial decision-making of households and corporations. His work has been awarded two Cubist Systematic Strategies Awards for Outstanding Research and has been covered in popular media outlets, such as The Economist, the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, the Washington Post, The American Interest, Reuters, as well as in international media outlets, such as the World Economic Forum, the Daily Mail, the Globe and Mail, Die Welt, Haaretz, La Stampa, Dinheiro Vivo, and Al Balad. Professor D’Acunto received his PhD and MSc in Finance from the University of California at Berkeley. Prior to joining the Carroll School, Professor D'Acunto taught finance at the Smith School of Business of the University of Maryland.