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Welcome to the homepage of The American Finance Association (AFA): the premier academic organization devoted to the study and promotion of knowledge about financial economics.

AFA Student Travel Grant Nominations – open now

This year the Association will again award travel grants to doctoral students to help defray the costs of attending our 2016 Annual Meeting to be held in San Francisco, California. Any current AFA member in the U.S. or abroad is invited to nominate... read more

2014 Impact Factor 5.424

The 2014 ISI Web of Knowledge impact factors were just released. The Journal of Finance has a one-year impact factor* of 5.424. The JF maintains its ranking as the 2nd highest impact journal in the Economics JCR Category behind The Quarterly... read more

The Journal of Finance Announces Search for New Editor

The current contract of the JF editorial team expires in June 2016. We regret to inform you that the editorial team has decided not to seek a renewal. The JF has been extremely fortunate to have had Ken Singleton, Bruno Biais and Michael Roberts as... read more

2015 AFA Board Meeting Summary - Now Available

The AFA Board of Directors has voted to publish a Board Meeting Summary to increase transparency of AFA governance and decisions made by the Board. The Board Meeting Summary from January 3, 2015 is now available here. We hope that... read more

The AFA Celebrates its 75th Anniversary

The American Finance Association celebrated its 75th Anniversay on January 4, 2015. Please view the slide show. 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

2013 Impact Factor 6.033

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).

Anchoring on Credit Spreads

  • Author(s): CASEY DOUGAL, JOSEPH ENGELBERG, CHRISTOPHER A. PARSONS, EDWARD D. VAN WESEP
  • Published on: Volume 70 Issue 3 (June 2015)

Information Diversity and Complementarities in Trading and Information Acquisition

  • Author(s): ITAY GOLDSTEIN, LIYAN YANG
  • Published on: Volume 70 Issue 4 (August 2015)

Minutes of the 2015 Annual Membership Meeting

  • Author(s):
  • Published on: Volume 70 Issue 4 (August 2015)

Presidential Address: Does Finance Benefit Society?

  • Author(s): LUIGI ZINGALES
  • Published on: Volume 70 Issue 4 (August 2015)

Does Going Public Affect Innovation?

  • Author(s): SHAI BERNSTEIN
  • Published on: Volume 70 Issue 4 (August 2015)

Is a VC Partnership Greater Than the Sum of Its Partners?

  • Author(s): MICHAEL EWENS, MATTHEW RHODES‐KROPF
  • Published on: Volume 70 Issue 3 (June 2015)

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Forthcoming Articles

Outsourcing in the International Mutual Fund Industry: An Equilibrium View

  • Author(s): OLEG CHUPRININ, MASSIMO MASSA, DAVID SCHUMACHER

Asset Quality Misrepresentation by Financial Intermediaries: Evidence from the RMBS Market

  • Author(s): TOMASZ PISKORSKI, AMIT SERU, JAMES WITKIN

An Information‐Based Theory of Time‐Varying Liquidity

  • Author(s): BRENDAN DALEY, BRETT GREEN

Who Facilitated Misreporting in Securitized Loans?

  • Author(s): JOHN M. GRIFFIN, GONZALO MATURANA

Health and Mortality Delta: Assessing the Welfare Cost of Household Insurance Choice

  • Author(s): RALPH S.J. KOIJEN, STIJN VAN NIEUWERBURGH, MOTOHIRO YOGO

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Events

Call for Papers - Journal of Financial Innovation

  • Date: October 21, 2014 - October 21, 2015
  • Location: Sao Paulo-Brazil

Submission must be well researched, informed and demonstrate familiarity with the relevant literature, concept, applied and...

Call for papers - 42nd European Finance Association Annual Meeting

  • Date: December 20, 2014 - August 22, 2015
  • Location: Vienna, Austria

The paper submission for the 42nd European Finance Association (EFA) Annual Meeting is now open. Researchers are welcomed to...

5th Helsinki Finance Summit on Investor Behavior

  • Date: December 20, 2014 - August 18, 2015
  • Location: Helsinki, Finland

Call for Paper: 5th HELSINKI FINANCE SUMMIT ON INVESTOR BEHAVIOR The objective of this small conference is to present...

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Careers in Finance

Associate/Full Professor of Finance

  • Salary: Highly Competitive
  • Location: Singapore

The Nanyang Business School (NBS) in Singapore is accepting applications to fill one or two senior-level tenured faculty...

Fred T. Tattersall Distinguished...

  • Salary: Commensurate with experience
  • Location: West Virginia

Applications and nominations are sought for the Fred T. Tattersall Distinguished Chair of Finance in the Department of Finance...

Dwight W. Andrus Jr./BORSF Eminent...

  • Location: University of Louisiana at Lafayette

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Chair is expected to pursue continuing research and scholarship commensurate with the position and provide...

Assistant Professor, Tenure Track,...

  • Salary: Full-time, position begins 2016-2017
  • Location: Carlisle, PA

Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, PhD Dickinson College is an intellectual and social community that values justice, free...

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