Professor Watts’ primary research interests include corporate governance and capital markets research in accounting. His current work focuses on equity-based compensation at private firms, capital market effects of securities regulation, and investor preferences for sustainability. 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 Economics and Mathematics 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