Vita Faychuk


Schnell Family Endowed Chair in Economics-Capital Systems and Assistant Professor in Economics and Management

If there is a study into the existence of an "economics" gene sometime in the future, they should get me tested! I believe economics offers an excellent way of thinking that can be applied to solve all sorts of problems and make people happier. 

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As a doctoral student at IU, I had double specialization in Econometrics and in Finance (succefully completed the full sequence of doctoral level classes required for PhD in Finance at the Kelley School of Business). Aditionally, I obtained two minors in Game Theory and Industrial Organizations. Doctoral level classes in Econometrics taken at IU Economics Department: Theory of Statistics, Time Series Analysis, Non-Linear and Simultaneous Models, Macroeconometrics, Microeconometrics, Seminar in Econometrics, Seminar in Advanced Econometrics, and half-semester seminar in Treatment Analysis. Doctoral level classes in Finance: Asset Pricing, Corporate Finance, Market Microstructure, Empirical Finance, Selected Topics. 

Pre-Gustavus teaching experience:  "Money and Banking" , "International Economic Relations", "Principles of Macroeconomics" at Miami University (Oxford, OH), "Introduction to Microeconomics", "Introduction to Macroeconomics", "Statistical Analysis for Business and Economics", "Survey of Calculus" at Indiana University (Bloomington, IN).

Pre-Gustavus non-academic work experience: Manager (Quantitative Analysis) at NЕСА (NJ), Management Consultant at ZAR Group (NJ), Junior Economist (Ministry of Finance, Ukraine).

Selected recent conference presentations: ASSA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, Jan. 6-8, 2017 (American Economic Association, Financial Economics session). Southern Finance Association, Annual Meeting, Key West FL, Nov. 17-20, 2017. Midwest Finance Association, Annual Meeting, Atlanta GA, March 2-5, 2016.


Ph.D. in Economics (Econometrics, Finance), Indiana University (Bloomington). MA in Economics, Kyiv School of Economics. BSc in Finance, National University Ostroh Academy.


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Courses Taught

E/M-109 (Principles of Macroeconomics), E/M-270 (Business Finance), and E/M-388 (Econometrics)

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
E/M-270 Business Finance 8 2019/FA, 2019/SP, 2018/SP, and 2017/FA
E/M-388 Econometrics 5 2019/FA, 2019/SP, 2018/FA, 2018/SP, and 2017/FA
E/M-109 Principles of Macroeconomics 2 2018/FA