Julio Elias

Dr. Elias is an Assistant Professor of Economics & Finance and the current Chair of the International Business Program (IBUS). His research and professional work are a combination of economic theory, applied econometrics, and data science. He brings more than 10 years of experience in quantitative analysis in the banking industry and more recently in data science. His professional work and training range from the Central Bank of Mozambique, International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank (WB), International Labor Organization (ILO), and several central banks in different countries.


  • Ph.D., Economics, Clark University (US)
  • M.A., Economics, Indiana University (US)
  • M.A., Finance, Universidad Carlos III (Spain)
  • B.A., Economics, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (Mozambique)

Research Interests

  • Primary fields: applied econometrics, the economics of networks, and data science
  • Secondary fields: macroeconomic forecasting, and finance, urban and regional economics


Working Papers

“Regional Propagation of Economic Shocks – Evidence from Bakken Shale Oil Boom” (Job Market Paper). Julio Elias

in Progress 

“Production Networks and Propagation of Shocks – evidence from Shale Oil Boom”.

“Multi-sided platforms, big data, and network effects – evidence from Uber and Airbnb”.

Courses Taught

  • International Economics
  • Quantitative and Qualitative International Business Decision Making
  • Comparative and Economic Systems
  • International Management
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Money and Banking
  • Economic Development
  • Info Management & Analytics/Data Science

Industry Experience

  • Researcher and Independent Instructor at Clark University
  • Economist at Central Bank of Mozambique
  • Economist at Energy Fund (FUNAE)/World Bank Assistance Program

  • Professional Affiliations

  • American Economic Association (AEA)
  • National Association for Business Economics (NABE)
  • Association of the Portuguese Speaking Countries (AELP)

Julio Elias

Chair, International Business

Assistant Professor, Economics & Finance

508-213-2112 julio.elias@nichols.edu