William N. Goetzmann

Edwin J. Beinecke Professor of Finance and Management Studies & Director of the International Center for Finance

Professor William Goetzmann

Professor Goetzmann is an expert on a diverse range of investments, including stocks, mutual funds, real estate, and paintings. His research topics include forecasting stock markets, selecting mutual fund managers, housing as investment, and the risk and return of art. Professor Goetzmann's work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Business Week, the Economist, Forbes, and Art and Auction. Professor Goetzmann has a background in arts and media management. As a documentary filmmaker, he has written and co-produced programs for Nova and the American Masters series, including a profile of artist Thomas Eakins. A former director of Denver's Museum of Western Art, Professor Goetzmann co-authored The Origins of Value: The Financial Innovations that Created Modern Capital Markets. 

Community Profile

When it works well, the classroom becomes a forum for discussion not just about the cases, but the bigger social, ethical, and analytical issues at stake.

Education

  • PhD, Yale University, 1991
  • MA MPhil , Yale University, 1989
  • MPPM , Yale University, 1986
  • BA, Yale College, 1978

Courses

Integrated Leadership Perspective
MGT 430
World Financial History
MGT 649
Portfolio Management
MGT 845

Publications

Selected Books

W.N. Goetzmann, C Labio, K.G. Rouwenhorst and T. Young
Yale Press
2013
W. H. Goetzmann and W. N. Goetzmann
University of Oklahoma Press
2009
E. J. Elton, M. J. Gruber, S. J. Brown and W. N. Goetzmann
John Wiley & Sons
2009
W. N. Goetzmann and R. G. Ibbotson
Oxford University Press, USA
2006
W. N. Goetzmann and K.G. Rouwenhorst
Oxford University Press, USA
2005

Selected Articles

W. N. Goetzmann, D. W. Blackburn, and A. D. Ukhov
Quantitative Finance
2013
W. N. Goetzmann, SA Ravid and R Sverdlove
Journal of Cultural Economics
2013
R. G. Frehen, W. N. Goetzmann and Geert Rouwenhorst
Journal of Financial Economics
2012
W. N. Goetzmann, S. Brown, B. Liang, B. Schwarz, and C. Schwarz
2011
K. J. Cremers, D. Bongaerts, and W. N. Goetzmann

Selected Working Papers

W. N. Goetzmann , D. Kim, A. Kumar and Q. Wang
September 2013
A. Ang, A. Ayala and W. N. Goetzmann
August 2013
W.N. Goetzmann, C. Cao, Y. Chen, and B. Liang
2013
W.N. Goetzmann, A. Watanabe, and M. Watanabe
2012

Achievements

President
Western Finance Association
2010
Past President
European Finance Association
2006