Julie Elston

Fulbright-Kathryn and Craig Hall Distinguished Chair for Entrepreneurship in Central Europe at WU

Home Institution
Oregon State University
Host Institution
Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU)
March 1, 2020–June 30, 2020

Julie Ann Elston is a full professor of business at Oregon State University. Julie’s research and teaching focus mainly on the subjects of financing, entrepreneurship, governance, and their impact on firm growth and economic development in various institutional environments around the world.

She has published numerous scholarly articles, papers, and a book in the fields of corporate finance, international business, and entrepreneurship. In 2008 she was also selected as a Fulbright scholar to study the impact of science on policy formation in the European Union and was also awarded the 2012–13 Fulbright Hall Distinguished Chair of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU).

She graduated from the University of Washington's Department of Economics and has since held academic positions at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin in Germany, the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, the California Institute of Technology, and the Research and Statistics Department of the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates. She was also selected as a policy fellow in the Robert Bosch Foundation Scholars Program in Comparative Public Policy at the American Institute for Contemporary German Policy affiliated withJohns Hopkins University and served as a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Economics in Jena, Germany. In addition, Julie has served as a consultant to a number of international governmental agencies and organizations including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and the Deutsche Bundesbank (German Central Bank). She also served on a national task force to evaluate the SBIR program for the US National Academies of Science, Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy.

As a regular contributor to the field of entrepreneurship, Julie is currently an editor of Small Business Economics: An Entrepreneurship Journaland was given the 2019 “editor of the year” award.