Elena Belavina

Elena Belavina

Associate Professor

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Faculty Area

Interdisciplinary Themes

Faculty Expertise

  • Applied Economics


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Elena Belavina is an Associate Professor at the SC Johnson College of Business. She collaborates with startups, established companies and public agencies to study issues of sustainable urban transportation, food waste, grocery retail and supply chains. Her recent research has studied how the grocery industry's structure and pricing policies influence food waste, the environmental impact of online grocery shopping and the design of bike-share systems. She has also studied sustainable sourcing, relational contracts and supply network design including the role of supply chain intermediaries. Methodologically, her research involves holistic analysis of logistic and economic systems, and econometric analysis of large datasets to advise on system improvements and policies.

Prior to joining Johnson, Elena was on the faculty of the Booth school at Chicago, earned a Ph.D. from INSEAD and bachelor and master degrees in applied mathematics and physics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.

Selected Publications

Awards and Honors

  • Best paper Award (3rd place) (2011) Junior Faculty Interest Group

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D INSEAD, 2012
  • MSc Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, 2007
  • B. Sc. Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, 2007