Professor of Business Administration
Peter M. Grant II Bicentennial Foundation Chair in Business Administration
Areas of Expertise
Education: Ph.D., Boston College
Elena Loutskina, Professor of Business Administration and Peter M. Grant II Bicentennial Foundation Chair in Business Administration, teaches in the Finance area. Loutskina's research focuses on financial intermediation. 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. In 2019 she received the most prestigious UVA Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award.
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.
Elena Loutskina's Ideas to Action Posts
Drilling and Debt: When Oil Production Doesn’t Respond to DemandFinance & Accounting
Closing the Gender Gap in VC FundingEntrepreneurship & Innovation
Risk vs. Return: Social Impact Bonds and Lowering Returns to PrisonBusiness, Ethics & Society
(10) Drilling and Debt, with Erik Gilje, University of Pennsylvania Wharton, and Daniel Murphy, UVA, Darden School, Forthcoming at the Journal of Finance.
(9) Stress Tests and Small Business Lending, with Kristle Cortes, University of New South Wales; Yuliya Demyanyk, University of Illinois Chicago; Lei Li, Federal Reserve Board; and Philip E. Strahan, Boston College & NBER, Forthcoming at Journal of Financial Economics.
(8) Fiscal Stimulus and Consumer Debt, with Yuliya Demyanyk, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, and Daniel Murphy, UVA, Darden School, 2019, at the Review of Economics and Statistics.
- Cleveland Federal Reserve Economic Commentary;
- Covered by WSJ, August 12, 2016;
(7) Mortgage Companies and Regulatory Arbitrage, with Yuliya Demyanyk, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, 2016, Journal of Financial Economics, 122-2: 328-351.
(6) Exporting Liquidity: Branch Banking and Financial Integration, with Eric Gilje, University of Pennsylvania Wharton, and Philip E. Strahan, Boston College, 2016,The Journal of Finance, 71-3:1159-1184.
- Lead Feature in January 2014 NBER Digest
(5) Financial Integration, Housing and Economic Volatility, with Philip E. Strahan, Boston College, 2015, Journal of Financial Economics, Vol 115(1), pp. 25-41.
(4) Corporate Venture Capital, Value Creation, and Innovation, with Thomas J. Chemmanur, Boston College, and Xuan Tian, Indiana Bloomington, 2014, Review of Financial Studies, Vol 27(8), pp. 2434-2473.
(3) Informed and Uninformed Investment in Housing: the Downside of Diversification, with Philip E. Strahan, Boston College, 2011, Review of Financial Studies, Vol 24(5), pp. 1447-1480.
(2) The Role of Securitization in Bank Liquidity and Funding Management, 2011, Journal of Financial Economics, Vol 100, pp. 663-684.
(1) Securitization and the Declining Impact of Bank Finance on Loan Supply: Evidence from Mortgage Originations, with Philip E. Strahan, 2009, The Journal of Finance, Vol 64, pp. 861-889.
Deposit Market Power, Funding Stability and Long-Term Credit, with Lei Li, Federal Reserve Board; and Philip E. Strahan, Boston College & NBER.
Understanding Use of Credit Scores, with Yuliya Demyanyk, University of Illinois Chicago, and Andrei Simonov, Michigan State.
Subprime Home Ownership, with Yuliya Demyanyk, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.
Advancing knowledge through research that shapes business, Darden professors are recognized thought leaders in their fields. They are not only master case method teachers, they also author many of the cases used in Darden classrooms and around the world.
Elena Loutskina's cases are available in the Darden Business Publishing website.