Dr. Ethan Watson


Associate Professor of Finance
Economics & Finance

Cameron Hall 220H
University of North Carolina Wilmington
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC   28403 - 5945
Phone: 910-962-3643
Fax: 910.962.7464
Email: watsone [ watsone AT uncw DOT edu ]
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Ethan Watson is an Assistant Professor of Finance in the Economics and Finance department. He joined the Cameron School faculty in 2013. Professor Watson has several teaching interests including Principles of Finance, Investments, Healthcare Finance, and Financial Statement Analysis. His research interests are in the areas of market microstructure and institutional investing. He is particularly interested in how information is incorporated into markets. Dr. Watson has five years of corporate experience where he worked at the Medical College of Georgia and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

  • PhD, Finance, University of Mississippi, 2013
  • Masters, Health Service Administration, University of Alabama, 2005
  • MBA, MBA, University of Alabama, 2004
  • BS, Chemistry, Mississippi State University, 2001

Recent Publications
The explanatory power of order imbalance measures , Quarterly Journal of Finance , 2018; V.8 N.1 March pp. 1-10 ; (E. Watson)

Hedging, Cash Flows, and Firm Value: Evidence of an Indirect Effect , Journal of Insurance Issues , 2017; V.40 N.1 pp. 1-22 ; (E. Watson, M. Altuntas, A.P. Liebenberg, & S. Yildiz)

Short-Sale Restrictions and Price Clustering: Evidence from SEC Rule 201 , Journal of Financial Services Research , 2017; ; (E. Watson, R.L. Davis, S.N. Jurich, & B. S. Roseman)

Teaching Exchange Rate Risk Using London’s Gherkin Building: How Investors were In (and Out) of a Pickle , Forthcoming at The Journal of Economic Education , 2017; ; (E. Watson, A.T. Jones & W.H. Sackley)

Producing drama: A comparison of film tax incentives to alternative uses , Applied Economics Letters , 2017; V.25 N.17 November pp. 1189-1192 ; (E. Watson, Jones, A.)

"Teaching the time value of money and ethics: Using case studies of bribery in sports" , Journal of Economics and Finance Education (forthcoming) , 2016; ; (E. Watson)

"Cancelling Liquidity" , Journal of Financial Research , 2015; V.38 pp. 3-33 ; (E. Watson, B. Van Ness, R. Van Ness)

"A Cloudy Day in the Market: Short Selling Behavioural Bias or Trading Strategy" , International Journal of Managerial Finance , 2012; V.38 N.3 pp. 238-255 ; (E. Watson, M. Funck)

Areas of Interest
  • Principles of Finance
  • Investments
  • Healthcare Finance
  • Financial Statement Analysis

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