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Dr. Iryna Hayduk

Associate Professor of Economics

Office: T-235
Accounting, Economics, and Finance
College of Business


Dr. Iryna Hayduk is an associate professor of economics and the director of the Center for Research on Economic Sustainability and Trends (CREST) in the College of Business at Clayton State University. Her research focuses on labor economics and aims to contribute to a deeper understanding of the determinants of self-employment, the formation of soft skills, foster care challenges, and the consequences of mass layoffs. Dr. Hayduk has published scholarly articles in academic journals and has presented her research at leading economic conferences. She is a recipient of the 2018 College of Business Professor of the Year Award, the 2019 College of Business Outstanding Service Award, and the 2021 College of Business Outstanding Service Award. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Houston and graduate and undergraduate degrees from Ukraine.


Ph D, Economics, University of Houston, 2014

MA, Economics, Economics Education and Research Consortium, 2008

Intellectual Contributions

Iryna Hayduk, The Effect of Kinship Placement Laws on Foster Children's Well-Being, The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy – February 2017

Iryna Hayduk, Donald Williams, Gender Gap in Self-Employment: The Role of Risk Attitudes, Economics of Transition and Institutional Change – July 2019

Service to the University & University System of Georgia

College, Center for Research on Economic Sustainability and Trends, Chairperson –  August 2017 to Present

College, Graduate Programs Council, Committee Member –  August 2018 to Present

University, Academic Policy, Committee Member –  Fall 2018 to Present

College, Community Engagement Group, Committee Chair –  Fall 2018 to Present

College, Faculty Development & Intellectual Contributions Committee, Committee Member –  August 2017 to May 2018

Service to the Profession

Discussant, Midwest Economic Association Conference March 2018 to March 2018