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Gregory La Blanc

Lecturer (continuing)
Haas Finance Group
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LLM Program, Boalt Hall School of Law, UC Berkeley
JD, George Mason University
ABD, Financial History, University of Pennsylvania
BS, Political Science, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
BA, History/Economics/Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania

Positions Held

At Haas since 2005
2005 – present, Lecturer, Haas School of Business and Boalt Hall School of Law
1999 – 2005, Instructor, Department of Economics, University of Virginia
1995 – 1999, Lecturer, Department of Economics, Duke University
1994, Lecturer, Departments of Finance and Management, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Current Research and Interests

  • Data and analytics strategy
  • Business model innovation
  • Alternative investment strategies
  • Evolutionary decision theory
  • Behavioral law and economics
  • Behavioral corporate finance
  • Complex adaptive systems
  • Information in organizations

Selected Papers and Publications

  • “In Praise of Irrational Investors,” with Jeffrey Rachlinski, in The Law and Economics of Irrational Behavior, edited by Vernon Smith. 2005.



  • Data science and data strategy MBA 236
  • Data and decisions MBA 200s
  • Analytics of workplace, workforce, and wellness MBA 296
  • Strategic leadership MBA 299
  • Microeconomics for decision making MBA 201
  • Financial Institutions and Markets, MBA 232
  • Behavioral Finance, MBA 237
  • Introduction to Finance, UGBA 103
  • Corporate Financial Management, EWMBA 231
  • Competitive Strategy, EWMBA 299E
  • Financial Strategy, UGBA 137
  • Corporations I, LAW 250A

Honors and Awards

  • UC Berkeley Presidential Teaching Fellow, 2009
  • Earl F. Cheit Award for Outstanding Teaching, 2009
  • Haas EWMBA Core Graduate Instructor of the year, 2004-2005
  • John Olin Fellow, Boalt Hall, U of California, Berkeley, 2004-2005
  • Robert Levy Fellow in Law and Economics, George Mason University School of Law, 1996-1999
  • Mellon Fellow, University of Pennsylvania
  • University Scholar, University of Pennsylvania

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