Gregory LaBlanc

Lecturer, Finance

Gregory LaBlanc

Lecturer in Management

Academic Area:

Research Interests

  • Strategic Decision Making
  • Organizational Economics
  • Data Science and Data Strategy
  • Financial Institutions and Markets
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Law and Economics
  • Digital Transformation

Teaching Statement

My approach to teaching is to provide students with a set of frameworks, tools, and perspectives that will help them to understand and navigate the world with greater fluency. I believe that developing robust understanding and capabilities requires discussion, debate, and stress-testing.


Gregory LaBlanc is a lecturer in the areas of finance, strategy, innovation, and data science at Stanford, Berkeley, and HEC Paris. The recipient of multiple teaching awards, he has developed courses and curriculum for undergraduate, graduate, and executive programs in Data Strategy, Machine Learning, Digital Transformation, Human Resource Strategy, Behavioral Finance, Fintech, Blockchain, and Venture Finance. He has worked with executives and managers at over 100 companies and governments around the world on decision making, leadership, and strategy and advised dozens of startups, particularly in fintech, AI, and analytics fields. He is a graduate of the Wharton School, and studied law at Duke University, George Mason University, and UC Berkeley School of Law and his research lies at the intersection of law, innovation and the use of data in rapidly changing industries. He recently launched a new podcast, UNSILOED, which celebrates interdisciplinary academic research relevant to decision makers and curious intellectuals.

Academic Degrees

  • JD, George Mason University, 1999
  • ABD, University of Pennsylvania, 1994
  • BA, University of Pennsylvania, 1986
  • BS in Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 1986

Academic Appointments

  • UC Berkeley 2004–present
  • University of Virginia, 1999–2004
  • Duke University, 1995–99
  • University of Pennsylvania, 1993–94


Degree Courses

Stanford University Affiliations

Insights by Stanford Business

April 25, 2023
In this episode, Gregory LaBlanc says it’s not about what you know — it’s about how well you can communicate it.
December 06, 2022
Our favorite episodes from the past year delve into business topics from workplace communication and power to technology, finance, and economics.