Education: B.S., Belarus State University; M.S., State University of New York; Ph.D., Boston College
Areas of Expertise: Banking and securitization, corporate finance, venture capital and innovation, earnings management
Elena Loutskina, Bank of America Associate Professor of Business Administration, teaches in the Finance area. Loutskina's research focuses on management of financial intermediaries. She originally started her work by exploring the impact of securitization on management of financial and nonfinancial companies. Over time, her research interest expanded to exploring more dimensions of commercial banks strategic management. Her papers have addressed topics in consumer finance, mortgage markets, small business lending and regulation of financial intermediaries. Her work has been published in top academic journals in the area of finance including the Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies and the Journal of Financial Economics.
Alongside numerous academic conferences, she was invited to present her research at the Federal Reserve Bank, Federal Reserve Board, International Monetary Fund, European Central Bank and Banque de France. She was a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, ECB, and Office of Financial Research. Her research has been cited in the Financial Times, as well as received Best Paper Awards and a number of grants, including from Kauffman Foundation and from Banque de France.
Since joining Darden she has taught a number of classes, including core "Corporate Finance," "Impact Investing," "Entrepreneurs Finance and Private Equity," "Venture Velocity" and "Due Diligence in Seed Funds." She received faculty teaching awards and was recognized by students and the dean's office for her teaching accomplishments. Prior to joining Darden in 2006, Loutskina taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels at Carroll School of Management, Boston College, where she received the Donald J. White Teaching Excellence Award.