David LeblangDavid 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. He is also the Dorothy Danforth Compton Professor of Public Affairs at the Miller Center of Public Affairs. 

A scholar the area of  international political economy he has expertise in international immigration, financial crises, and international political economy. 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.  In 2023 he published The Ties that Bind: Immigration in the Global Political Economy (Cambridge University Press) with Benjamin Helms and in 2006 he published Democratic Processes and Financial Markets (Cambridge University Press) with William Bernhard. He currently serves 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.