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