Elena Simintzi

Associate Professor of Finance

CEPR Research Fellow

Associate Editor Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Finance,

Management Science, Journal of Corporate Finance

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

300 Kenan Center Drive, MC 

Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA

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, 2022, 77, 2051-2091

"Shielding Firm Value: Employment Protection and Process Innovation"

(with J. Bena and Hernán Ortiz-Molina)

Journal of Financial Economics, 2022, 146(2), 637-644

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

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

Review of Financial Studies, 2023, 36(1), 194-234

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

 (with P. Ouimet and K. Ye)

Conditionally Accepted at The Review of Financial Studies

"Mergers and Acquisitions, Technological Change and Inequality"

(with W. Ma and P. Ouimet) 

R&R at The Journal of Financial Economics

"Women in the Financial Sector" 

(with S. Lagaras, M. Marchica and M. Tsoutsoura)

R&R at The Journal of Finance

"The Real Effects of Corporate Restructuring"

R&R at Management Science

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

(with S. Hwang and A. Shivdasani) 

"Machines Could not Compete with Chinese Labor: Evidence from U.S. Firms’  Innovation"

(with J. Bena) [DATA]

"Team Stability and Performance: Evidence from Private Equity"

(with F. Cornelli and V. Vig) 

(with  S. Xu and T. Xu)

"Pay Transparency and Mental Health"

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

"Big Data and Bigger Firms: A Labor Market Channel"

(with A. Gupta and N. Nishesh)

Chapter Books

(with  N. Nishesh and P. Ouimet)

Handbook of Corporate Finance, ed. David Denis, Edward Elgar Publishing.