Harry Paarsch, Ph.D., has been at the forefront of the evolution of business analytics and most recently served as an economist for Amazon, prior to joining the faculty at the UCF College of Business (#UCFBusiness). On September 25th, 2015 at 7:30 a.m., Paarsch will kick off the new season for the #UCFBusiness Dean’s Speaker Series, speaking to local business and community leaders at the Citrus Club in Downtown Orlando. Limited seating is available and can be reserved at https://business.ucf.edu/speaker-series/.

“The Dean’s Speaker Series is an opportunity for our community and business leaders to get a small taste of our international thought leadership represented through our world-class faculty,” said #UCFBusiness Dean Paul Jarley. “We are continuing to attract and recruit faculty members who are re-shaping and innovating business, and this year we will introduce our community to many of our newest members like Harry. This particular breakfast should be of great interest to anyone running a business or just looking for the strategic advantages that come from making better, data-driven decisions.”

Paarsch is the professor of business analytics at the UCF College of Business Administration’s Department of Economics. From 2011 to 2014, he worked as an economist for Amazon. He has published journal articles in both applied and theoretical econometrics as well as computational economics, empirical finance, industrial organization, labor economics and personnel economics. His program, “The Incomplete Information Revolution,” will outline some key insights into the science and application of empirical methods and the proper use of data in business decision-making.

Sponsored by CFE Federal Credit Union, the Dean’s Speaker Series is a monthly opportunity from the UCF College of Business to learn about the provocative and new programs that the college’s world-class faculty are spearheading, researching and teaching. Programs scheduled for 2015 include:

  • October 30th – Ajai Singh, Ph.D., SunTrust Eminent Scholar Chair of Banking, professor and chair of the Department of Finance and director of the Dr. P. Phillips School of Real Estate;
  • November 20th – James Combs, Ph.D., Dr. Phillips Chair of American Private Enterprise and professor of entrepreneurship in the Department of Management; and
  • December 10th – David Harrison, Ph.D., professor and Howard Phillips Eminent Scholar Chair of Real Estate