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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.

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

2016 AFA Annual Meeting – Paper Submission Site Open Now

The paper submission site for the 2016 American Finance Association annual meeting, to be held January 3-5, 2016 in San Francisco, is open now. The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2015 at 5 pm (EST). Important: All authors of a submitted paper... read more

Yuliy Sannikov selected as 2015 Fischer Black Prize winner

The American Finance Association’s Fischer Black Prize Committee has selected Professor Yuliy Sannikov of Princeton University, as the recipient of the 2015 Fischer Black Prize. The prize is awarded to the person under 40 whose work best exemplifies... read more

Ben Bernanke is selected as a member of the AFA Society of Fellows

The AFA announces the selection of Ben Bernanke as a member of the AFA Society of Fellows. Dr. Bernanke is a Distinguished Fellow in Residence with the Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution. He has served two terms as Chairman of the... 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

2014 AFA Election Results

The AFA is pleased to annouce the results of the 2014 election: President: Patrick Bolton President-Elect: Campbell Harvey Vice President: David Scharfstein Directors: Pietro Veronesi, Ulrike Malmendier and Per Strömberg On behalf of the Association,... 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

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).

Click or Call? Auction versus Search in the Over‐the‐Counter Market

  • Author(s): TERRENCE HENDERSHOTT, ANANTH MADHAVAN
  • Published on: Volume 70 Issue 1 (Febraruy 2015)

Money Doctors

  • Author(s): NICOLA GENNAIOLI, ANDREI SHLEIFER, ROBERT VISHNY
  • Published on: Volume 70 Issue 1 (Febraruy 2015)

The Global Crisis and Equity Market Contagion

  • Author(s): GEERT BEKAERT, MICHAEL EHRMANN, MARCEL FRATZSCHER, ARNAUD MEHL
  • Published on: Volume 69 Issue 6 (December 2014)

The Real Product Market Impact of Mergers

  • Author(s): ALBERT SHEEN
  • Published on: Volume 69 Issue 6 (December 2014)

Participant Schedule Report Participants in the AFA 2015 Boston Meetings

  • Author(s):
  • Published on: Volume 69 Issue 6 (December 2014)

Taking the Long Way Home: U.S. Tax Evasion and Offshore Investments in U.S. Equity and Debt Markets

  • Author(s): MICHELLE HANLON, EDWARD L. MAYDEW, JACOB R. THORNOCK
  • Published on: Volume 70 Issue 1 (Febraruy 2015)

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Forthcoming Articles

The Effect of Providing Peer Information on Retirement Savings Decisions

  • Author(s): JOHN BESHEARS, JAMES J. CHOI, DAVID LAIBSON, BRIGITTE C. MADRIAN, KATHERINE L. MILKMAN

Reaching for Yield in the Bond Market

  • Author(s): BO BECKER, VICTORIA IVASHINA

Investment Decisions of Nonprofit Firms: Evidence from Hospitals

  • Author(s): MANUEL ADELINO, KATHARINA LEWELLEN, ANANT SUNDARAM

Anchoring on Credit Spreads

  • Author(s): CASEY DOUGAL, JOSEPH ENGELBERG, CHRISTOPHER A. PARSONS, EDWARD D. VAN WESEP

Dividend Dynamics and the Term Structure of Dividend Strips

  • Author(s): FREDERICO BELO, PIERRE COLLIN‐DUFRESNE, ROBERT S. GOLDSTEIN

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Events

CORPORATE FINANCE- 6th Edition

  • Date: August 31, 2014 - March 09, 2015
  • Location: Madrid, Spain

The “Jaime Fernández de Araoz on Corporate Finance” Award is a biennial international prize established in 2005 to recognize...

CALL FOR PAPERS: EASTERN FINANCE ASSOCATION

  • Date: September 04, 2014 - April 18, 2015
  • Location: New Orleans

You are invited to participate in the 51st Annual Meeting of the Eastern Finance Association (EFA) at the Hilton Riverside in...

Managerial Finance Special Issue

  • Date: September 25, 2014 - April 29, 2015
  • Location: Managerial Finance

Managerial Finance (An Emerald Insight Journal) "Journal rankings, measurement of intellectual contributions, and related...

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Careers in Finance

Professor, Finance

  • Salary: Commensurate
  • Location: May be assigned activity at any Sheridan campus. (Brampton, Mississauga, Oakville, GTA)

Sheridan welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including visible...

Director, Financial Operations

  • Location: Frederick, MD

Director, Financial Operations Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc, operating the Frederick National Laboratory with a focus on...

Assistant Professor - Finance

  • Location: Corvallis, OR

College of Business, at Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR invites applicants for an anticipated full-time (1.0 FTE),...

Visiting Assistant Professor -...

  • Location: Corvallis, OR

The College of Business, Oregon State University (OSU) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), nine-month, visiting...

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