Minniti holds a PhD in Economics from New York University.
Her primary research interests include entrepreneurship and economic growth, institutions, government and organizational emergence.
Prior to joining the Whitman School, Minniti was professor and Bobby B. Lyle Chair of Entrepreneurship in the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. Minniti has previously taught at Babson College, Skidmore College and New York University, and has held visiting positions at the London Business School, the Max Planck Institute, Humboldt University, and the Copenhagen Business School.
Since 2015, Minniti is also Visiting Distinguished Professor in the Department of Management at Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland.