Belarusian Economic Research and Outreach Center

Open Lecture with Elena Loutskina

On August 14 BEROC and FTh Accelerator of Belgazprombank arranged the Open Lecture with Elena Loutskina which was held as part of the Fintech & banking meetup. In the course of the lecture Elena Loutskina made presentation about P2P lending in the USA.

This lecture discussed the growth of the P2P industry in the US as part of the online-banking industry development. During the seminar professor Loutskina explained the light and dark sides of P2P industry development, its effect on the consumers and financial stability. Given that P2P presents one of the core dimension of online shadow banking industry growth the seminar also discussed how P2P fits into the modern technological trend of unbundling of banking services.

About speaker

Elena Loutskina, associate professor of business administration, teaches in the Finance area at the Darden Business School (University of Virginia, USA). She has 12 years of teaching experience such courses as Entrepreneurs Finance, Venture Capital and Private Equity, Venture Velocity and Due Diligence in Seed Funds. She received faculty teaching awards and was recognized by students and Dean’s office for her teaching accomplishments.

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 non-financial companies. Over 12 year career, her research interest expanded to exploring more dimensions of commercial banks strategic management. Her research has addressed consumer finance, mortgage markets, small business lending, and regulation of financial intermediaries.

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 was cited in the Financial Times, received Best Paper Awards and a number of grants, including from Kauffman Foundation and from Banque de France.

Prior to joining Darden, 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.