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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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Publications

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).

Securitization and Capital Structure in Nonfinancial Firms: An Empirical Investigation

  • Author(s): MICHAEL LEMMON, LAURA XIAOLEI LIU, MIKE QINGHAO MAO, GREG NINI
  • Published on: Volume 69 Issue 4 (August 2014)

Broad‐Based Employee Stock Ownership: Motives and Outcomes

  • Author(s): E. HAN KIM, PAIGE OUIMET
  • Published on: Volume 69 Issue 3 (June 2014)

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)

CEO Ownership, Stock Market Performance, and Managerial Discretion

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

Skin in the Game and Moral Hazard

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

Time‐Varying Fund Manager Skill

  • Author(s): MARCIN KACPERCZYK, STIJN VAN NIEUWERBURGH, LAURA VELDKAMP
  • 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

Dean for the School of Business...

  • Location: Portland, OR 97207

Dean for the School of Business Administration Portland State University (PSU) seeks a visionary, entrepreneurial, and...

Assistant Professor in Finance

  • Salary: Commensurate
  • Location: Old Westbury, New York 11568

The School of Business at SUNY College at Old Westbury is accepting applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of...

Assistant Professor of Finance

  • Location: Cambridge, MA

The MIT Sloan School's Finance Group is seeking faculty at the junior level, effective July 1, 2015, or as soon thereafter as...

Assistant Professor, Finance

  • Location: La Jolla, CA

The Rady School of Management (http://rady.ucsd.edu) at UC San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity...

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