Insights From

Elena Loutskina

Drilling and Debt: When Oil Production Doesn’t Respond to Demand

Why would oil producers continue to pump oil despite an excess supply globally and a shortage in storage space? Darden Professors Elena Loutskina and Daniel Murphy examine how oil prices went negative (and could again), collateralized debt and oil producers’ relationships with lenders, and broader implications for the oil market.

Closing the Gender Gap in VC Funding

Raising venture capital isn’t for the faint of heart, but the challenges are magnified for female founders. Professors Saras Sarasvathy and Elena Loutskina share insights on barriers women face to raising risk capital and how to overcome them.

Risk vs. Return: Social Impact Bonds and Lowering Returns to Prison

Lessons in philanthropy, investment and innovation: Rikers Island needed $10 million for a program to reduce the rate of teenage inmates returning to prison. With the innovative financing structure of the U.S.’ first social impact bond, New York, Goldman Sachs and Bloomberg Philanthropies leveraged private capital toward social solutions.

Three Things: What Is Impact Investing?

In this Three Things video, Darden Professor Elena Loutskina discusses three important aspects of impact investing.

Bank Diversification Likely Led to Housing Bubble

Elena Loutskina has been evaluating the role mortgage securitization played in the 2007 crisis and unearthed one of the possible causes for the housing bubble.