William Weld

Clinical Assistant Professor of Finance


McColl 4215CB 3490 Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3490


William Weld’s research interests are in empirical corporate finance, payout policy and capital structure.

His teaching interests are in capital structure, corporate finance, derivatives, financial economics, financial modeling, fixed income, game theory, investments, microeconomics and valuation.

Before he began his academic career, he worked as a chief financial officer and turnaround strategist for private equity funds’ portfolio companies. He also worked as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley, a senior associate with Marubeni America Corporation and a retail securities broker.

He received his PhD in finance, MS in applied economics and MBA from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. He received his AB in government from Harvard College.

Areas of Expertise

Corporate finance Finance