Elena Manresa


Elena Manresa is an Assistant Professor of Applied Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management. In addition to her teaching experience, Manresa has had professional experience in the field as a consultant for Oliver Wyman Financial Services in several European countries and in the US.

Her research interests are in microeconometrics of panel data, empirical microeconomics with applications to networks and matched employer employee data, and financial econometrics. Her current work focuses on developing methodologies to estimate (unobserved) structures of interactions and networks, while quantifying the impact of those structures in several economic frameworks, such as the spillover effects of firms’ R&D investment on productivity.

As a visiting researcher, Dr. Manresa has been at the department of Economics of the University of Berkeley (US) and the Centro de Estudios Monetarios y Financieros (CEMFI) in Madrid. Also, she has published her research on some top journals in econometrics such as Journal of Econometrics and Econometrica.

Manresa received her bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and a master’s in Economics and Finance at CEMFI. She obtained her Doctorate in Economics from CEMFI.

More information: https://manresa.mit.edu/