Sumudu Watugala

Sumudu Watugala

Assistant Professor and Bernard F. Stanton Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow in Finance

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Faculty Area

Interdisciplinary Theme

  • Behavioral Economics and Decision Research


Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
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Professor Sumudu Watugala is an assistant professor of finance and the Bernard F. Stanton Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow in Finance at the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. Her research interests are in asset pricing, international finance, financial markets, market frictions, financial intermediaries, emerging markets, commodities, and volatility. Prior to her doctoral studies, she worked in quantitative research and trading with a focus on volatility arbitrage and derivatives trading. She has conducted research at the Office of Financial Research in the US Department of the Treasury on topics relating to financial stability, asset management, and CDS markets.

Recent Courses

  • AEM 9900 - Doctoral-Level Thesis Research
  • AEM 7900 - Graduate-Level Thesis Research
  • AEM 7000 - Individual Study in Applied Economics and Management
  • AEM 4670 - Investments
  • AEM 8900 - Master's Level Thesis Research
  • AEM 4980 - Supervised Teaching Experience
  • AEM 4990 - Undergraduate Research

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D University of Oxford, 2015
  • MEng Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006
  • BS Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005