Sumudu Watugala

Sumudu Watugala

  • Assistant Professor

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Faculty Area

Interdisciplinary Theme

  • Behavioral Economics and Decision Research

Faculty Expertise

  • Finance
  • Management
  • Economics
  • Asset Management
  • Investments


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 4290/AEM 5290 - International Financial Management

Academic Degrees

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