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AFA 2017 Annual Meeting: Hotel and Registration Announcement

The AFA 2017 Annual Meeting will be held January 6-8, 2017 (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) in Chicago, Illinois. AFA sessions will take place at the Sheraton Grand Chicago Hotel & Towers. ASSA Headquarters will be the Hyatt Regency Chicago. ... read more

Finance pioneer Jack Treynor passes away at 86

In 1962, Jack Treynor circulated a paper called “Towards a Theory of the Market Value of Risky Assets” which was contemporaneous with William Sharpe’s famous paper on the Capital Asset Pricing Model (eventually published in the Journal of Finance in... read more

2016 Annual Meeting Videos Now Available

Videos of the AFA 2016 Annual Meeting including the Business Meeting and Awards Presentations, Presidential Address, AFA Lecture and Special Sessions are now available on the AFA website:... 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

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The Journal of FINANCE

The Journal of Finance

2015 Impact Factor 5.105

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).

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  • Published on: Volume 71 Issue 5 (October 2016)

Housing Collateral and Entrepreneurship

  • Author(s): MARTIN C. SCHMALZ, DAVID A. SRAER, DAVID THESMAR
  • Published on: The Journal of Finance - Accepted Articles

Capital Investment, Innovative Capacity, and Stock Returns

  • Author(s): PRAVEEN KUMAR, DONGMEI LI
  • Published on: Volume 71 Issue 5 (October 2016)

Buyout Activity: The Impact of Aggregate Discount Rates

  • Author(s): VALENTIN HADDAD, ERIK LOUALICHE, MATTHEW PLOSSER
  • Published on: The Journal of Finance - Accepted Articles

Picking Winners? Investment Consultants’ Recommendations of Fund Managers

  • Author(s): TIM JENKINSON, HOWARD JONES, JOSE VICENTE MARTINEZ
  • Published on: Volume 71 Issue 5 (October 2016)

Stewart C. Myers

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  • Published on: Volume 71 Issue 5 (October 2016)

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Forthcoming Articles

Compensating Financial Experts

  • Author(s): VINCENT GLODE, RICHARD LOWERY

“Lucas” In The Laboratory

  • Author(s): ELENA ASPAROUHOVA, PETER BOSSAERTS, NILANJAN ROY, WILLIAM ZAME

Behind the Scenes: The Corporate Governance Preferences of Institutional Investors

  • Author(s): JOSEPH A. McCAHERY, ZACHARIAS SAUTNER, LAURA T. STARKS

Corporate Scandals and Household Stock Market Participation

  • Author(s): MARIASSUNTA GIANNETTI, TRACY YUE WANG

Learning about Mutual Fund Managers

  • Author(s): DARWIN CHOI, BIGE KAHRAMAN, ABHIROOP MUKHERJEE

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Events

2016 FMA Annual Meeting

  • Date: October 27, 2015 - October 22, 2016
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

FMA’s Annual Meeting brings together academicians and practitioners with interests in financial decision-making. The meeting...

Call for Papers - Special Issue of Journal of Corporate Finance on "Capital markets, financial institutions, and corporate finance in China"

  • Date: January 19, 2016 - October 01, 2016
  • Location: Journal of Corporate Finance

CALL FOR PAPERS Special Issue of Journal of Corporate Finance “Capital markets, financial institutions, and corporate finance...

Call For Papers

  • Date: January 19, 2016 - October 01, 2016
  • Location: Journal of Corporate Finance

CALL FOR PAPERS Special Issue of Journal of Corporate Finance “Capital markets, financial institutions, and corporate finance...

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Careers in Finance

Assistant Professor – Finance /...

  • Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

The Department of Management and the Institute for Management & Innovation (IMI) at the University of Toronto Mississauga...

Assistant/Associate/Full/Senior...

  • Salary: Competitive
  • Location: Peking University HSBC Business School, University Town, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, 518055, China.

 A qualified junior applicant should have a Ph.D. or is expected to receive one before July 2016. Senior applicants are...

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor...

  • Location: South Kensington, London

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Finance - ICBS 2015 042 Imperial College Business School Competitive Salary Imperial...

Assistant Professor Positions in...

  • Location: Santiago, Chile

The Universidad Catolica Graduate School of Business in Santiago, Chile, invites applications for tenure-track positions...

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