Jared Williams

Jared Williams

Assistant Professor
Room: BSN 3106A
Phone: (813) 974-6316

Jared Williams is an assistant professor in the Muma College of Business Finance Department.

His primary research interests are in behavioral finance. He has published in many of the Financial Times top business journals, including the Journal of Accounting Research, Management Science, and the Review of Finance and Contemporary Accounting Research. In addition, he has published in many prestigious economics journals, including the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, and the Journal of Applied Econometrics. Before joining USF, he taught at Penn State University's Smeal College of Business and at the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business.

He earned a PhD in finance from Northwestern University and a bachelor's degree in mathematics, economics and business from Hendrix College. 


  • FIN 4303 Financial Institutions and Markets
  • FIN 6416 Adv. Financial Management


  • “Asymmetric Learning from Prices and Post-Earnings-Announcement Drift,” with J.
    Choi and L. Le, forthcoming, Contemporary Accounting Research.
  • “Did You See what I Saw? Interpreting Others’ Forecasts when their Information is
    Unknown,” with T. Kwasnica and R. Velthuis, forthcoming, Review of Finance.
  • “The Effects of Regulating Hidden Add-on Costs,” with J. Ko, (2017), Journal of Money,
    Credit, and Banking, 49(1): 39-74.
  • “Financial Analysts and the False Consensus Effect," 2013, Journal of Accounting
    Research, 51(4): 855-907.
  • “Market Madness? The Case of Mad Money,” with J. Engelberg and C. Sasseville,, (2012), Management Science, 58(2): 351-364.


  • Chair, Dissertation Committee for Linh (Rachel) Thompson, 2018
  • Member of the Dissertation Committee for Zhan Shi, 2014, and Grant Farnsworth, 2015
  • Ad hoc referee,  several research publications