Tetyana Balyuk is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Goizueta Business School. Her research spans the areas of corporate finance, financial intermediation, and consumer finance with a specific focus on financial technology (FinTech) and lending. Tetyana’s scholarship received multiple awards, including the Best Discussant Award at the GSU-RFS FinTech Conference (2022), the Most Significant Contribution to Banking Research Award at the Community Banking in the 21st Century Conference (2021), and the Best Paper on FinTech Award at the Northern Finance Association Meeting (2016). Her work on the Paycheck Protection Program was invited for the Testimony before the Committee on Small Business of the U.S. House of Representatives (2022). Tetyana holds a PhD in Finance from the Rotman School of Management as well as a CSc in International Economics from the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. Prior to academia, Tetyana was an Economic Advisor for Telenor Group Ukraine.
University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management: PhD, Finance 2017
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv: CSc, International Economics 2012
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv: MSc, International Economics 2008
Summa Cum Laude
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv: BA, International Relations 2006
Summa Cum Laude
Areas of Expertise (5)
Financial Technology (Fintech)
In the News (2)
Op-Ed: Ukraine’s Nuclear Plants: How Can We De-escalate Russia’s Real Nuclear Threat?
EmoryBusiness.com shares this timely Op-Ed written by Goizueta Assistant Professor of Finance Tetyana Balyuk, Tania Babina (Columbia University), Anastassia Fedyk (UC Berkeley), and Yuriy Gorodnichenko (UC Berkeley). The brutal attack of Putin’s army on Ukraine is escalating as we breathe. Yet, the vital act of breathing has been endangered for millions of people after yesterday’s strikes by the Russian military at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (NPP). People across Europe and the world sat on the edge of their seats watching this unfold. Hours later, the threat was contained—this time. In an alternative universe, the catastrophe would have been multiple times more dangerous than that of the Chornobyl and Fukushima nuclear disasters. And in our actual universe, that of Russia’s continuing escalation, the threat remains that more damage will be inflicted on Ukraine’s nuclear plants, and next time might not be contained. Closing the Ukrainian sky or at least providing Ukraine with cutting-edge anti-missile systems such as the Patriot system would protect not only the lives of innocent civilians, including children, from airstrikes but also all of Europe from explosions in Ukraine’s NPPs.
Op-Ed: The Moral Bankruptcy of Buying Russian Energy
EmoryBusiness.com shares this timely Op-Ed written by Goizueta Assistant Professor of Finance Tetyana Balyuk, Tania Babina (Columbia University), Anastassia Fedyk (UC Berkeley), and Yuriy Gorodnichenko (UC Berkeley). The unthinkable is happening. Putin started an aggressive war against the people of Ukraine, a fellow Slav country in the middle of Europe. Babi Yar, a place where many thousands of people were shot by Hitler’s army to prove an insane racial theory, is where people are killed again by Putin’s army. Putin rattles nuclear weapons to scare the world. And yet money from Russian oil and gas exports are flowing to Putin’s coffers to pay for death and destruction.