Elena Cefis is Full Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Bergamo, Italy. She is a visiting scholar at the School of Management, University of Bath, UK, and an affiliate professor at the Institute of Economics, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy.
In 2022 she was Included in World's Top 2% Scientists by Stanford University (2022 Release).
She is an Associate Editor of Industrial and Corporate Change, Oxford University Press.
Her main areas of research are Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Industrial Dynamics.
She has published in Journal of Management Studies, Research Policy, Regional Studies, International Journal of Industrial Organisation, Industrial and Corporate Change, and other international journals.
She previously taught at Utrecht School of Economics, Utrecht, The Netherlands; Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain; and at Bocconi University, Milan Italy.
She obtained her PhD degree in History and her PhD degree in Economics at European University Institute, Florence, Italy.