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Gregory La Blanc

Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group
Haas Finance Group
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Office Hours: Tuesdays 11 a.m.-12 p.m., F494
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BA, History/Economics/Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania
BS, Political Science, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
ABD, Financial History, University of Pennsylvania
JD, George Mason University
LLM Program, Boalt Hall School of Law, UC Berkeley

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

  • 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.



  • 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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