Wolfram Elsner has been Professor of Economics at University of Bremen, Germany, since 1995. Prior to that he worked in regional economic development in Germany at the state level. He was also president of the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE), 2012-2014 and 2014-2016, had an affiliation at the University of Missouri Kansas City and has been associate at Jilin University, Changchun, China.
He has taught and researched at several universities in Europe, the USA, Mexico, China, South Africa, and Australia. He has served on the editorial boards of a number of international academic journals, on many committees of heterodox academic associations in the USA and Europe, edited books and book series, published many articles in numerous journals on institutional and evolutionary issues. He was managing editor of the Forum for Social Economics 2012-2018 and has been Editor-in-Chief of the new Review of Evolutionary Political Economy since 2018.