Sumudu Watugala

Sumudu Watugala

Assistant Professor

201B Warren Hall



The Bernard F. Stanton Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow in Finance

Areas of Expertise

  • Asset Pricing
  • Commodities
  • Emerging Markets
  • Financial Intermediaries
  • Financial Markets
  • International Finance
  • Market Frictions
  • Volatility


  • Doctorate University of Oxford, 2015
  • MEng Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006
  • Bachelor of Science Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005

Professor 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.

Research Focus

Prof. Watugala’s 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.

Teaching Focus

Professor Watugala currently teaches AEM 4290: International Finance and AEM 4670: Investments.

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Selected Publications

Journal Publications