Edward M. Watts

Edward M. Watts

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Yale School of Management

I am currently an Assistant Professor of Accounting at the Yale School of Management. My research interests span various areas of capital markets research and ESG-related issues. My ongoing work focuses on the capital market and societal effects of firms' ESG-related activities, the role of information in debt capital markets, and the impact of information processing costs on investor behavior. I teach ESG Investing and an international course on Sustainable Finance.


  • Debt capital markets
  • Environmental, social and governance (ESG)
  • Investor behavior
  • Market microstructure


  • Ph.D. in Business Administration, 2020

    Stanford Graduate School of Business

  • M.A. in Economics, 2012

    Duke University

  • B.A. in Mathematics and Economics, 2010

    SUNY Geneseo




Assistant Professor

Yale School of Management

Jul 2020 – Present New Haven, CT

PhD Candidate

Stanford Graduate School of Business

Aug 2015 – Jun 2020 Stanford, CA

Quantitative Associate, Investment Banking

Morgan Stanley

Jun 2014 – Aug 2015 New York, NY

Analyst, Fixed Income Trading

Morgan Stanley

Jun 2012 – Jun 2014 Purchase, NY


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