Julie Ann Elston is a professor of business and business program lead at Oregon State University - Cascades. 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 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.