Labor and finance, innovation and entrepreneurship are among the research interests of Elena Simintzi. Her work crosses the borders between finance and labor economics and emphasizes the importance of labor market frictions in the corporate environment.
Her recent research revisits the heated debate on pay inequality through the lens of the firm and examines how within firm disparities affect firm and employee outcomes.
Dr. Simintzi's work has been published in academic journals in finance and economics such as the Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Economics and the American Economic Review.
She teaches courses in corporate finance.
She joined UNC Kenan-Flagler from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. She worked as an economic analyst for the EFG Group before she began her academic career.
She received her PhD in finance from London Business School and her M.Sc. in economics and finance from Warwick Business School at the University of Warwick.