William Diamond

William Diamond
  • Assistant Professor of Finance

Contact Information

  • office Address:

    2320 Steinberg-Dietrich Hall
    3620 Locust Walk
    Philadelphia, PA 19104



Past Courses


    This course provides an introduction to the theory, the methods, and the concerns of corporate finance. The concepts developed in FNCE 100 form the foundation for all elective finance courses. The main topics include: 1) the time value of money and capital budgeting techniques; 2) uncertainty and the trade-off between risk and return; 3) security market efficiency; 4) optimal capital structure, and 5) dividend policy decisions. During the Fall semester there are honors sections of FNCE 100 offered. The seats in the honors sections are awarded through an application process. Please go to: https://fnce.wharton.upenn.edu/programs/course-applications for additional information.

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Latest Research

William Diamond and Nikhil Agarwal (2017), Latent Indices in Assortative Matching Models, Quantitative Economics (best paper award in QE for 2017).
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The Downside to Playing It Safe in the Banking Industry

Recent Wharton research looks at why banks tend to invest in assets with the lowest risk, and how that behavior can affect the broader economy.

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