Elena Pesavento

Elena Pesavento

Associate Professor

Emory University


Elena Pesavento is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at Emory University. Her specialty is Time Series Analysis with focus on inference and testing in Vector Autoregressive Models. In particular, she studies inference when variables are non-stationary (in the presence of unit roots, cointegration or structural breaks) or persistent (local to unity). Her BS is Statistics started her passion for making statistics fun to undergraduate and graduate students that she now continues to pursue in her teaching. She is also committed to faculty governance at Emory, having served in leadership roles within the Emory College. In her spare time, she competes in agility with her dogs.


  • Time Series Analysis
  • Applied Macroeconomics
  • Exchange Rates


  • PhD in Economics, 2000

    University of California, San Diego

  • Visiting Scholar in the EAP program - Department of Economics, 1994

    University of California, Berkeley

  • BA in Statistics and Economic Sciences, 1993

    Universita' di Padova, Italy





Professional Positions



Senate of the Emory College of Arts and Sciences

Sep 2019 – Sep 2020 Atlanta, US

Department Chair

Department of Economics - Emory University

Sep 2010 – Aug 2013 Atlanta, US

Visiting Associate Professor

Department of Economics - University of Padua

Jan 2008 – Mar 2008 Padua, Italy

Associate Professor

Department of Economics - Emory University

Sep 2007 – Present Atlanta, US

Assistant Professor

Department of Economics - Emory University

Aug 2000 – Aug 2007 Atlanta, US