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Edward Watts

Edward Watts

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Professor Watts’ research interests span various topics related to environmental, social and governance (ESG), investor behavior, and market microstructure. His current work focuses on the market impact of selective ESG disclosures, investor preferences for sustainability, and the impact of information on market prices. He received a PhD in Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, an MA in Economics from Duke University, and a BA in Mathematics and Economics from SUNY Geneseo. Before pursuing his PhD, he worked in fixed income trading and investment banking at Morgan Stanley.


PhD, Stanford Graduate School of Business, 2020
MA, Duke University, 2012
BA, State University of New York at Geneseo, 2010


Seven myths of ESG

Larcker, D. F., Tayan, B., and Watts, E. M.
European Financial Management, issue 2022, vol. 28, pp. 869– 882

Working Papers