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, hedge funds, real estate and art. His research also includes the history of finance in China, the origins of corporations and the history of stock market bubbles. 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 Professor Goetzmann co-authored a number of books, including a best selling to on Investment Management, a history of  financial innovation entitled The Origins of Value: The Financial Innovations that Created Modern Capital Markets and is the author of a forthcoming book on the history of finance, entitled, Money Changes Everything. He has taught investment management, real estate and portfolio management at the Yale School of Management for more than 20 years.

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
Healthcare Leadership Seminar
MGT 699
Portfolio Management
MGT 845
Independent Reading & Research
MGT 690
Portfolio Management: Equities
MGT 804
Portfolio Management: Alternatives
MGT 807

Publications

Selected Books

W.N. Goetzmann, C Labio, K.G. Rouwenhorst and T. Young
Yale Press
2013
E. J. Elton, M. J. Gruber, S. J. Brown and W. N. Goetzmann
John Wiley & Sons
2009
W. H. Goetzmann and W. N. Goetzmann
University of Oklahoma Press
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
R. G. Frehen, W. N. Goetzmann and K.G. Rouwenhorst
Journal of Financial Economics
2013
W. N. Goetzmann, SA Ravid and R Sverdlove
Journal of Cultural Economics
2013
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
William Goetzmann, Simon Huang
2015

Achievements

President
Western Finance Association
2010
Past President
European Finance Association
2006