Elena Simintzi


Associate Professor of Finance

Kenan-Flagler Business School,

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill & CEPR

Email: elena_simintzi(at)kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)


Research Papers

"Labor Protection and Leverage"

(with V. Vig and P. Volpin)

Review of Financial Studies, 2015, 28(2), 561-591


"Within-Firm Pay Inequality" [Online Appendix]

(with H. Mueller and P. Ouimet)

Review of Financial Studies, 2017, 30(10), 3605-3635


"Wage Inequality and Firm Growth"

(with H. Mueller and P. Ouimet)

American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings, 2017

"Patent Trolls and Startup Employment"

(with I. Appel and J. Farre-Mensa)

Journal of Financial Economics, 2019, 133(3), 708-725

"Wages and Firm Performance: Evidence from the 2008 Financial Crisis"

(with P. Ouimet)

Review of Corporate Finance Studies, 2021, 10(2), 273-305


"Do Firms Respond to Gender Pay Gap Transparency?"

(with M. Bennedsen, M. Tsoutsoura and D. Wolfenzon)

Journal of Finance, forthcoming


"Shielding Firm Value: Employment Protection and Process Innovation"

(with J. Bena and Hernán Ortiz-Molina)

Journal of Financial Economics, Accepted


"Machines could not compete with Chinese labor: Evidence from U.S. firms’ innovation"

(with J. Bena)

R&R at The Review of Economic Studies


"The Distribution of Non-Wage Benefits: Maternity Benefits and Gender Diversity"

(with T. Liu, C. Makridis and P. Ouimet)

R&R at The Review of Financial Studies


"The Real Effects of Corporate Restructuring"

R&R at Management Science



"Mergers and Acquisitions, Technological Change and Inequality"

(with W. Ma and P. Ouimet)


"The Impact of the Opioid Crisis on Firm Value and Investment"

(with P. Ouimet and K. Ye)


"Mandating Women on Boards: Evidence from the United States"

(with S. Hwang and A. Shivdasani)


"Team Stability and Performance: Evidence from Private Equity"

(with F. Cornelli and V. Vig)