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Department ofFinance

Grennan, Jillian

Jillian Grennan

Associate Professor, Finance

Jillian Grennan is an Associate Professor of Finance in the Leavey School of Business, and has a secondary appointment as an Associate Professor of Law at Santa Clara University, where she is also a Faculty Scholar in the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.  Professor Grennan's academic interests span finance, law, culture, and innovation.  A primary focus of her research is on intangible value creation and the role informal and formal governance systems have in its creation.  To that end, she offers novel computational techniques for quantifying the value of intangibles like corporate culture and ESG factors.  A secondary focus of her research is on how emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, and decentralized autonomous organizations are changing the future of work.  Professor Grennan has published in leading academic journals, is an editor at Cambridge Elements in Law, Economics, and Politics, and has received more than 15 competitive awards for her research, including two best paper awards by the Investor Responsibility Research Center.  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.  Grennan was previously on the faculty at Duke University and UC-Berkeley, and prior to academia, she worked at the U.S. Federal Reserve Board of Governors, the World Trade Organization, and KPMG.


October 2022

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