David Leblang is professor of politics at the University of Virginia and is a faculty associate at the Miller Center where he is the Ambassador Henry Taylor Professor of Politics. He is also a professor of public policy at the University's Batten School for Leadership and Public Policy, where he is director of the Global Policy Center. A specialist in political economy, Leblang has served as a consultant to the International Monetary Fund, The Directorate of Finance and Economics of the European Commission, and the Department of Defense.
He is co-author of Democratic Politics and Financial Markets: Pricing Politics (2006) and more than thirty journal articles in publications including The American Political Science Review, The American Journal of Politics, International Organization, Economics and Politics, and the Journal of International Money and Finance. He has received research support from the National Science Foundation.
Leblang has written on the politics of economic growth, the determinants of exchange rate policy, the causes of currency crises and the link between elections and economic expectations. At present he is working on two large projects. The first examines how sending countries "harness" the human and material resources of their diasporas while the second focuses on the politics and policies that constrain the mobility of labor across states and nations.