Scott Laing, PhD Finance (ABD)


I’m Scott Laing. I’m currently an Adjunct Professor at the University at Buffalo School of Management and Finance PhD Candidate (ABD). I’ve taught a large number of Finance and Economics courses, and have created a Financial Modeling course featured in the MS/MBA Finance program which is a crash course for students into the world of R/RStudio. My research interests lie primarily in Sustainable Investing and ESG Research (Environmental Social Governance) and observing the real impact of Governmental Policy decisions at the firm and environmental level. Additionally I have a strong passion for the Data Science (Data Modeling) communities, including creating free Technical Skills courses on my YouTube Channel.


  • PhD Finance (ABD), University at Buffalo

    • Research Interests: Sustainability, ESG, Textual Analysis, Asset Pricing, Government Policy Decisions
  • MS Finance, University at Buffalo

    • Concentrations in both Financial Management and Quantitative Finance
  • BS (Double Major) in Business Administration (Finance) and Mathematics (Actuarial Mathematics)

    • Minors in Statistics, Economics, and Computer Science

Teaching Experience/Interests

Finance Focused:

  • Corporate Finance, Financial Modeling, Derivatives, Investments, Fixed Income, Portfolio Theory, CFA Exam Prep, Green Finance, Discounted Cash Flow Valuations, Equity Valuations

Data Science / Programming

  • R/RStudio, Python, Data Modeling, Microsoft Excel, Power Pivot / Power Query, Microsoft BI, Data Analytics, Time Series Modeling, Forecasting, Statistics, Excel Macros, Machine Learning, Dashboards, Shiny/Quarto/Markdown

Economics Focused:

  • Applied Economics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics

Sustainability Focused:

  • Sustainable Finance via Indigenous Culture