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 and MBA program.  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 corporate finance, law, and innovation.  Her research focuses on sustainable value creation and emphasizes the role informal (e.g., corporate culture) and formal governance systems have in its creation.  For companies to fully embrace sustainable objectives, they need new tools.  To that end, Grennan's research offers novel computational techniques for quantifying the value of intangibles such as culture as well as clear identifying variation for determining how innovative investments change value.   Her research has been featured in numerous news outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Fortune and has been awarded the Cubist Systematic Strategies Research Award, the Thomas Edison Innovation Award, and twice the Best Paper in Corporate Governance Award by the Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute. 

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.