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AFA 2015 Annual Meeting: Registration and Hotel Announcement

The AFA 2015 Annual Meeting will be held January 3-5, 2015 (Saturday, Sunday, & Monday) in Boston, MA. AFA sessions will take place at the Westin Copley Place Hotel. ASSA Headquarters will be the Sheraton Boston Hotel with other meetings... read more

AFA Student Travel Grant Nomination

This year the Association will offer up to 120 travel grants of $1,500 each to doctoral students to help defray the costs of attending our 2015 Annual Meeting to be held in Boston, Massachusetts. Any current AFA member in the U.S. or abroad is... read more

2013 Impact Factor 6.033

The ISI Web of Knowledge impact factors were just released. For the one-year impact factor,* the Journal of Finance ranked #2 (up from #3) just behind the Journal of Economic Literature. For the five-year impact factor,** the JF ranked #3 (same as... read more

The Nobel Prize

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Financial economists Eugene F. Fama, Lars Peter Hansen, Robert J. Shiller were honored with The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for laying the foundations for understanding the behavior of asset prices. A... read more

Joint Editorial on Advice for Authors

A Joint Editorial on Advice for Authors has been written by David Hirshleifer, G. William Schwert, and Kenneth J. Singleton (Editors, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Economics, and Journal of Finance), and can be viewed here. Visit... read more

Journal of Finance iPad app launched

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The Journal of Finance is the first of the top finance and economics journals to launch an iPad version of the journal. On Friday, June 21, 2013, all AFA members were sent an access code and installation instructions. If there are any problems - or... read more

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The Journal of FINANCE

The Journal of Finance

2012 Impact Factor 4.333

The Journal of Finance publishes leading research across all the major fields of financial economics. It is one of the most widely cited academic journals in economics ranking third (behind the Journal of Economic Literature and the Quarterly Journal of Economics) in five-year impact factor and third in total citations (behind the American Economic Review and Econometrica).

Risk Premiums in Dynamic Term Structure Models with Unspanned Macro Risks

  • Author(s): SCOTT JOSLIN, MARCEL PRIEBSCH, KENNETH J. SINGLETON
  • Published on: Volume 69 Issue 3 (June 2014)

Legal Investor Protection and Takeovers

  • Author(s): MIKE BURKART, DENIS GROMB, HOLGER M. MUELLER, FAUSTO PANUNZI
  • Published on: Volume 69 Issue 3 (June 2014)

Alpha and Performance Measurement: The Effects of Investor Disagreement and Heterogeneity

  • Author(s): WAYNE FERSON, JERCHERN LIN
  • Published on: Volume 69 Issue 4 (August 2014)

Skin in the Game and Moral Hazard

  • Author(s): GILLES CHEMLA, CHRISTOPHER A. HENNESSY
  • Published on: Volume 69 Issue 4 (August 2014)

CEO Ownership, Stock Market Performance, and Managerial Discretion

  • Author(s): ULF VON LILIENFELD‐TOAL, STEFAN RUENZI
  • Published on: Volume 69 Issue 3 (June 2014)

Stock Options as Lotteries

  • Author(s): BRIAN H. BOYER, KEITH VORKINK
  • Published on: Volume 69 Issue 4 (August 2014)

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Forthcoming Articles

The TIPS—Treasury Bond Puzzle*

  • Author(s): Matthias Fleckenstein, Francis A. Longstaff, Hanno Lustig

Corporate Innovations and Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Author(s): JAN BENA, KAI LI

Duration of Executive Compensation

  • Author(s): RADHAKRISHNAN GOPALAN, TODD MILBOURN, FENGHUA SONG, ANJAN V. THAKOR

The Recovery Theorem

  • Author(s): STEVE ROSS

Taxes and Corporate Policies: Evidence From a Quasi Natural Experiment

  • Author(s): CRAIG DOIDGE, ALEXANDER DYCK

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Events

Special Call for Papers: Global Trade/Capital Flows and Competitiveness

  • Date: July 07, 2013 - September 29, 2014
  • Location: Emerald Publishing, UK.

A Special Issue of the International Journal of Commerce and Management will focus on current developments in the areas of...

Capital markets in the 21st century: Transformation through technological change, regulatory reform and financial innovation

  • Date: July 29, 2013 - September 29, 2014
  • Location: www.journals.elsevier.com/

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Northern Finance Association 2014 Conference

  • Date: December 10, 2013 - September 13, 2014
  • Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

The 26th Annual NFA Conference will be held from September 12-14, 2014 in Ottawa, Canada. The Program Chair is Gordon Sick...

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Careers in Finance

1 Post-doc in Empirical Finance...

  • Location: Luxembourg

 The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual, international research University. The Faculty of Law, Economics and...

Opening for 2 Doctoral candidates...

  • Location: Luxembourg

 The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg has an opening for 2 Doctoral candidates...

Assistant Professor

  • Salary: Competitive
  • Location: Ann Arbor, MI

We are seeking persons with high quality research credentials. Interviews will be conducted at the ASSA meetings January 3-5,...

Finance Department Open Positions

  • Location: Evanston, Illinois, United States, 60208

Applications are invited for full-time, tenure-track positions, at all ranks, for the 2015/16 academic year (starting September...

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