Julie Elston

Associate Professor
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Credentials: 
Ph.D., M.A. Economics, University of Washington, June 1992.
M.S. Quantitative Economics (Statistics), Baruch College, New York, June 1985.
B.A. Business Administration, University of Washington, June 1982.

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At OSU
Affiliated with: 
College of Business
Research/Career Interests: 

Julie Ann Elston is an Associate professor of Business and an Adjunct Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at Oregon State University. She has published numerous scholarly articles, papers and a book in the fields of financial economics, international business, and entrepreneurship. In 2008 she was selected as a Fulbright Scholar to study the impact of science on policy formation in the European Union, and in 2012 was named the Fulbright Hall Distinguished Chair of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien.

As a regular contributor to the field entrepreneurship, Dr. Elston serves as an Associate Editor of Small Business Economics: An Entrepreneurship Journal and The Journal of Global Entrepreneurship. She has served as a consultant to a number of international governmental agencies, organizations and firms including: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the Deutsche Bundesbank (German Central Bank), and the US National Academies of Science, Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy.

Dr. Elston 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, Stanford University, and the California Institute of Technology. She was selected as a Policy Fellow in the Robert Bosch Foundation Scholars Program in Comparative Public Policy; and served as a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Economics in Jena.

Sponsored Research:

EXTERNAL GRANTS AND CONSULTING

Oregon Wine Research Institute, “Internationalization of the Market for Wine in China” Research Grant (PI) 2012-2013.
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, “Financing Entrepreneurship” Research Grant (PI) 2007-2009.
Economic Consultant, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Summer, 1996.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Seattle Washington,       1991.
Radio Free Europe, Statistical Consultant, Summer 1989.

Beyond OSU
Employment: 

2010-present: Oregon State University, Associate Professor College of Business. 

  • Fulbright Hall Distinguished Chair of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, 2012-2103.
  • Adjunct Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2012-present.

2005-2010: Oregon State University, Assistant Professor of International Business, Entrepreneurship and Finance.

  • Fulbright Scholar in the German Studies Seminar Program “Science and Society:  The Impact of Science on Policy Formation,” 2008.
  • Max Planck Institute for Economics, Research Fellow, 2003-2008.
  • Division of Entrepreneurship, Growth, and Public Policy.

1998-2005: University of Central Florida, Assistant Professor of Economics.

  • National Academies of Science, Board Member, Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy, 2002-2005.
  • American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) Johns Hopkins University- Bosch Fellow, 2001.
  • Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt, Research Fellow, Summer 2001.

1997-1998: University of Washington, the Northwest Center for Research on Women (NWCROW), Visiting Scholar.

1996-1997: California Institute of Technology, Visiting Instructor.

1992-1996: Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin, Germany, Research Fellow.

  • Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Visiting Scholar, 1995-1996.
  • Institute for Fiscal Studies, London, Visiting Scholar, March 1995.

1988-1992: Center for Social Science Computation and Research (CSSCR), University of Washington, Graduate Assistant.

  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Seattle Washington, Industry Economist, 1991.

1985-1988: The Boeing Company, Seattle Washington, Systems Analyst.

 

Honors and Awards: 

University Grants and Awards

Newcomb Associate Award for Research, College of Business, OSU, 2011.

General Research Fund Grant, “Entrepreneurship Dynamics and Firm Growth in China,” OSU, 2011.

L.L. Stewart Faculty Development Fund Grant, OSU 2011.

Collaborative Research Grant, OSU-Cascades 2010-2012.

Scholarship & Creative Activity Award, OSU Cascades, 2010.

Newcomb Associate Award for Research, College of Business, OSU, 2010.

Excellence in Scholarship, College of Business, OSU, 2009.

Newcomb Associate Award for Research, College of Business, OSU, 2008.

Newcomb Associate Award for Research, College of Business, OSU, 2007.

Carl L. Galloway Faculty Performance Award for Graduate Research, UCF, 2002.

College of Business Administration, Summer Research Grant, UCF, 1999.

Honors and Awards:

Visiting Positions and Fellowships 

  • Fulbright German Studies Seminar, Fulbright Scholar Grantee, 2008.
  • Max Planck Institute for Economics, Research Fellow, 2003-2008.
  • National Academies of Science, Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy, 2002-2005.
  • American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) Johns Hopkins University - Bosch Fellow, 2001.
  • Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt, Research Fellow, 2001.
  • California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, 1996-1997.
  • Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Visiting Scholar, 1995-1996.
  • Institute for Fiscal Studies, London, Visiting Scholar, March 1995.

University

  • General Research Fund Grant, “Entrepreneurship Dynamics and Firm Growth in China,” OSU, 2011.
  • L.L. Stewart Faculty Development Fund Grant, OSU, 2011.
  • Collaborative Research Grant, OSU-Cascades, 2010-2012.
  • Scholarship & Creative Activity Award, OSU Cascades, 2010.
  • Newcomb Associate Award for Research, College of Business, OSU, 2010.
  • Excellence in Scholarship, College of Business, OSU, 2009.
  • Newcomb Associate Award for Research, College of Business, OSU, 2008.
  • Newcomb Associate Award for Research, College of Business, OSU, 2007.
  • Carl L. Galloway Faculty Performance Award for Graduate Research, UCF, 2002.
  • College of Business Administration, Summer  Research Grant , UCF, 1999.
Service: 

 

  • Academy of International Business
  • Academy of Management
  • American Finance Association
  • American Economic Association
  • Association of Financial Economists
  • European Finance Association
  • European Association for Research in Industrial Economics
My Publications

Journal Articles


J. Elston, Rondi, L., and Bhattacharyya, N., Executive Compensation and Agency Issues in Italy, International Journal of Corporate Governance, vol. 5, no. 3/4, 2014.

J. Elston, Risk Attitudes, Wealth and Sources of Entrepreneurial Start-up Capital, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, vol. 76, no. 1, pp. 82-89, 2010.

J. Elston and Rondi, L., Corporate Governance and Capital Accumulation: Firm Level Evidence from Italy, Scottish Journal of Political EconomySelected by Rene Stulz for the Corporate Finance: Governance, Corporate Control & Organization paper series, vol. 56, no. 6, pp. 634-661, 2009.

J. Elston and Rondi, L., Shareholder Protection and the Cost of Capital: Evidence from German and Italian Firms, Statistica Applicata (Italian Journal of Applied Statistics), vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 153-172, 2007.

R. Chirinko and Elston, J., Finance, Control and Profitability: An Evaluation of German Bank Influence, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, vol. 59, no. 1, pp. 69-88, 2006.

J. Elston, Bank Influence, Firm Performance and Survival, Corporate Ownership and Control, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 65-71, 2004.

J. Elston and Goldberg, L., Executive Compensation and Agency Costs in Germany, Journal of Banking and Finance, vol. 27, no. 7, pp. 1391-1410, 2003.

D. Audretsch and Elston, J., Financing the German Mittelstand, Small Business Economics, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 97-110, 1997.

D. Audretsch and Elston, J., Le Financement de la Mittelstand Allemande, Revue Internationale : Petite et Moyenne Enterprise (PME), vol. 8, no. 3-4, pp. 121-147, 1996.

J. Elston and Albach, H., Bank Affiliations and Firm Capital Investment in Germany, IFO Studien: Zeitschrift fur Empirische Wirtschaftsforschung, vol. 1, pp. 1-15, 1994.

Conference Papers


B. Chirinko and Elston, J., Banking Relationships in Germany: Empirical Results and Policy Implications, in Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Research Working Paper, 1996, no. 96-05.

J. Elston and Chirinko, B., Banking Relationships in Germany: Empirical Results and Policy Implications, in Rethinking Bank Regulation : What Should Regulators Do?, 1996, pp. 239-255.

Presentations


J. Elston, Internationalization, Geographic Location and Entrepreneurial Intention, Academy of International Business Annual onference. New Orleans, LA, 2016.

J. Elston, A Hierarchy of Cultural Intelligence Antecedents, Academy of Management Annual Meetings. Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2015.

J. Elston, A Hierarchy of Cultural Intelligence Antecedents, Academy of Business (AIB) Bengaluru Conference. India, 2015.

J. Elston, Cultural Intelligence Antecedents, European Academy of Management (EURAM) Conference. Warsaw, Poland, 2015.

J. Elston, The Role of Informal Capital in Growth in China, International Conference on Small Business (ICSB) World Conference on Entrepreneurship at a Global Crossroads. Dubai, UAE, 2015.

J. Elston, International Entrepreneurship, “Practical Problems in Economics”. Bratislava, Slovakia., 2013.

J. Elston, Entrepreneurship in China, Annual Academy of International Business Conference -SE. Orlando, FL, 2011.

J. Elston, Financing Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Meeting Global Challenges: US-German Innovation Policy. Washington DC, 2010.

J. Elston, Firm Growth and Gibrat’s Law, Colloquium for Young Scientists on Understanding Firm Growth. Stockholm Sweden, 2010.

J. Elston, DIVIDENDS, EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION, AND AGENCY COSTS:, Annual Meetings of the Academy of Finance. Chicago Il, USA, 2010.

J. Elston, Dividends, Executive Compensation, and Agency Costs, European Financial Management Symposium 2009. Milan, Italy, 2009.

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