Labor and finance, innovation and entrepreneurship are among the research interests of Elena Simintzi. Her work crosses the borders between finance and labor economics and emphasizes the importance of labor market frictions in the corporate environment. Her recent research revisits the heated debate on pay inequality through the lens of the firm and examines how within firm disparities affect firm and employee outcomes. Her work has been published in academic journals in finance and economics such as the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Finance, and the American Economic Review. She received her PhD in finance from London Business School.