Peter Nigro

Peter Joseph Nigro

Peter J. Nigro is currently the Sarkisian Chair in Financial Services at Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island. Prior to joining Bryant, he served as a Senior Financial Economist in the Policy Analysis Division at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency for over a decade. His research interests include small business finance, credit risk modeling and bank compliance issues. Mr. Nigro received a bachelor’s degree from the College of the Holy Cross, an M.A. in economics from the University of Southern California and a Ph.D. in economics from Boston College. He has published articles in journals such as the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Journal of Financial Research, Journal of Financial Services Research, Journal of Small Business Finance, Managerial Finance, and Managerial and Decision Economics. Sarkisian Chair and Professor, Finance, B.A. College of the Holy Cross; M.A. University of Southern California; Ph.D. Boston College

Ph D, Boston College

MS, University of Southern California

BA, College of the Holy Cross

Collins, C.,Harvey, K.,Nigro, P.,, ., Mortgage Broker Pricing During the Financial Crisis, .

DeYoung, R., Small Business Lending and Social Capital: Are Rural Relationships Different, Small Business Economics.

Ketcham, D.,Beaudin, L.,Nigro, P.,Roberto, M., Does Student Performance in Introductory Economics Courses Impact ETS Scores?, .

Ketcham, D.,Nigro, P.,Ketcham, ., Student Perceptions and Learning Outcomes: Evidence from the ETS Major Field Test in Business, Journal of Academy of Business Education, 2019.

Ketcham, D.,Nigro, P.,Roberto, M., Do Persistence and Passion Matter: Evidence from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) Major Field Exam in Business, Journal of Education for Business, 2018.

DeYoung, R.,Frame, W. S.,Glennon, D.,Nigro, P., The information revolution and small business lending: the missing evidence, Journal of Financial Services Research, 2011.

Glennon, D.,Nigro, P., Evaluating the performance of static versus dynamic models of credit default, ,” lead article, Journal of Credit Risk, 2011.

Santos, J. A.,Nigro, P., Is the secondary loan market valuable to borrowers?, The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 2009.

DeYoung, R.,Frame, W. S.,Glennon, D.,McMillen, D. P.,Nigro, P., Commercial lending distance and historically underserved areas, Journal of Economics and Business, 2008.

DeYoung, R.,Glennon, D.,Nigro, P., Borrower–lender distance, credit scoring, and loan performance: Evidence from informational-opaque small business borrowers, Journal of Financial Intermediation, 2008.

DeYoung, R.,Glennon, D.,Nigro, P., Borrower-lender distance, credit scoring, and the performance of small business loans, FDIC Center for Financial Research Working Paper, 2006.

DeYoung, R.,Glennon, D.,others, .,Nigro, P., Borrower-lender distance, credit scoring, and the performance of small business loans, FDIC Center for Financial Research Working Paper, 2005.

Glennon, D.,Nigro, P., An analysis of SBA loan defaults by maturity structure, Journal of Financial Services Research, 2005.

Glennon, D.,Nigro, P., Measuring the default risk of small business loans: A survival analysis approach, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, 2005.

Jones, J. D.,Lang, W. W.,Nigro, P., Agent bank behavior in bank loan syndications, Journal of Financial Research, 2005.

Harvey, K. D.,Nigro, P., Do predatory lending laws influence mortgage lending? an analysis of the North Carolina predatory lending law, The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, 2004.

Harvey, K.,Nigro, P., How do predatory lending laws influence mortgage lending in urban areas? A tale of two cities, Journal of Real Estate Research, 2003.

Collins, M.,Harvey, K.,Nigro, P., The Influence of Bureau Scores, Customized Scores and Judgmental Review on the Bank Underwriting Decision-Making Process, Journal of Real Estate Research, 2002.

Alexander, G. J.,Jones, J. D.,Nigro, P., Does mutual fund disclosure at banks matter? Evidence from a survey of investors, The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 2001.

Harvey, K. D.,Collins, M.,Robinson, B.,Nigro, P., Disparities in mortgage lending, bank performance, economic influence, and regulatory oversight, The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, 2001.

Jones, J.,Lang, W. W.,others, .,Nigro, P., Recent trends in bank loan syndications: Evidence for 1995 to 1999, US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 2000.

Alexander, G. J.,Jones, J. D.,Nigro, P., Mutual fund shareholders: Characteristics, investor knowledge, and sources of information, Financial Services Review, 1998.

Alexander, G. J.,Jones, J. D.,Nigro, P., Mutual fund investing through employer-sponsored pension plans: investor knowledge and policy implications, Managerial Finance, 1997.

Alexander, G. J.,Jones, J. D.,others, .,Nigro, P., Investor self-selection: evidence from a mutual fund survey, Managerial and Decision Economics, 1997.

Jacques, K.,Nigro, P., Risk-based capital, portfolio risk, and bank capital: A simultaneous equations approach, Journal of Economics and Business, 1997.

Beshouri, C. P.,Nigro, P., Securitization of small business loans, The Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance, 1995.

OCC Special Awards, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003.,

Outstanding MBA faculty, 2017

12th Man Award, 2015

ODK, 2014

Beta Gamma Sigma, 2012

Distinguished Faculty Award, 2010

Favorite Professors in Undergraduate Education, 2007

Bryant University Research Award, 2006

Best Paper, Sixth Annual International Small Firm Research Symposium, 1994

Boston College Dissertation Fellowship, 1992

Freeman J. Saltus Prize, Best Economics Paper, 1986

John Haynes Fellowship, 1986

Commercial Banking, Financial Markets and Institutions,

Commercial Banking, Asset Backed Securities, Financial Institutions, Fair Lending and Mutual Funds, Mortgage Finance, Credit Scoring/Credit Risk Modeling, Small Firm Finance, Teaching and learning

American Finance Association

American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association

Beta Gamma Sigma

Eastern Finance Association

Financial Management Association

Omicron Delta Kappa