David Leblang is the Ambassador Henry J. Taylor and Mrs Marion R. Taylor Endowed Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia as well as a Professor of Public Policy at the University's Batten School for Leadership and Public Policy where he directs the Global Policy Center. He is also the Robert C Compton Professor of Public Affairs at the Miller Center of Public Affairs as well as an Associate Director for UVA's Pan-University Institute on Global Infectious Diseases.
A scholar the area of international political economy he has expertise in international immigration, global capital markets, and financial crises. His work has appeared in Comparative Political Studies, The European Journal of Political Research, International Organization, The American Political Science Review, World Politics and The American Journal of Political Science. He currently serves as the editor of SSRN's International Political Economy's Migration eJournal and is on the editorial board of World Politics.
Prior to arriving at the University of Virginia in 2008, Leblang held teaching positions at the University of Colorado, the University of North Texas and the College of William and Mary. He has been a visiting scholar in the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund and in the European Commission's Directorate of Economics and Finance. During 2014 he was a visitor at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, the Centro Studi Luca d'Agliano in Milan, the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, and the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.
In 2015, Leblang was awarded the Excellence in Faculty Mentoring Award by the University by UVa's office of the Provost. In 2016 he received the Mentoring Award giving by the Society of Women in International Political Economy. In 2019 he, along with colleagues from across a number of schools at UVA, was awarded the Provost Award for Collaborative Excellence in Public Service for work on the Great Recession.