Associate Adjunct Professor
Finance | Sustainability


Jillian Grennan is an associate adjunct professor of finance and sustainability at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley. Grennan is an accomplished researcher and expert in finance. Her research provides valuable insights for practitioners seeking to navigate the complex landscape of corporate value creation and emerging technologies. Grennan’s primary research focuses on how corporations create value, especially intangible value (e.g., intellectual property). In her research, Grennan employs innovative computational techniques to quantify corporate culture, sustainability, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) objectives. She utilizes machine learning (ML) and natural language processing (NLP) techniques to measure these often difficult-to-measure factors and empirically examines their impact on financial value creation and destruction.

Additionally, Grennan’s expertise extends to the realm of emerging financial technologies (FinTechs), which have been catalyzed by advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain. Her research in this domain investigates the effects of AI on high-skilled work, the relationship between market efficiency and AI signals, the dynamics of competition between incumbent corporations and FinTechs, and the evolving governance, tax, and regulatory needs of FinTech organizations.

Expertise and Research Interests

  • Corporate Culture
  • Corporate Governance
  • Law & Finance
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Computational Sustainability
  • FinTech