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 in empirical financial accounting. To date, my current and ongoing projects cover topics related to capital markets research in accounting and corporate governance. I have studied these topics across a wide range of institutional settings using various empirical methods.


  • Environmental, social and governance (ESG)
  • Equity-based compensation at private firms
  • 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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