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.

Grennan’s academic interests span corporate finance, law, and innovation.  In a series of papers, Grennan uses novel survey and crowdsourced data to quantify corporate culture and demonstrates the effect of culture on ethics, innovation, and firm value.  Additional research examines how innovations in capital markets that enable faster transactions and bring big data to investors affect incumbents.  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 Weinberg Best Paper Award, and the Thomas Edison Innovation Award. 

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.