Jillian Grennan

Jillian Grennan

Assistant Professor

Academic Area: Finance
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Teaching / Research Interests

Corporate Finance, Corporate Culture, Corporate Governance, Law and Economics, Social Enterprise, ESG Investing, Innovation, Intellectual Property, Entrepreneurship, FinTech, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Applied Econometrics,

Mailing Information

Duke University: The Fuqua School of Business
100 Fuqua Drive
Durham, NC 27708


Jillian Grennan is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business where she has taught Corporate Finance in the MMS, EMBA, MBA, and PhD programs.  She was awarded Fuqua’s Excellence in Teaching Award in 2017 and strives for continuous improvement and innovation in her teaching.

Professor Grennan’s academic interests span finance, culture, law, and innovation.  Her research focuses on intangible value creation and emphasizes the role informal and formal governance systems have in its creation.  She offers novel computational techniques for quantifying the value of corporate culture and sustainability objectives.  Recent work examines how emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and FinTech applications are changing the nature of financial services and workplace interactions more broadly.  

Her research has been published in leading finance and economics journals and featured in numerous news outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Fortune.  Her research has been awarded the Cubist Systematic Strategies Research Award, the Thomas Edison Innovation Award, INQUIRE Europe Research Award, and twice the Best Paper in Corporate Governance Award by the IRRC. 

Professor Grennan received her Ph.D. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. from Georgetown University, and a B.A. from Wellesley College. Prior to attending The Wharton School, Grennan worked at the U.S. Federal Reserve Board of Governors, the World Trade Organization, and KPMG.