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.


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


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


Selected Books

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

Selected Articles

W. N. Goetzmann, SA Ravid and R Sverdlove
Journal of Cultural Economics
W. N. Goetzmann, D. W. Blackburn, and A. D. Ukhov
Quantitative Finance
R. G. Frehen, W. N. Goetzmann and Geert Rouwenhorst
Journal of Financial Economics
W. N. Goetzmann, S. Brown, B. Liang, B. Schwarz, and C. Schwarz
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
W.N. Goetzmann, A. Watanabe, and M. Watanabe


Western Finance Association
Past President
European Finance Association