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Oliver Hart selected as new AFA Fellow

The AFA announces the selection of Oliver Hart as a member of the AFA Society of Fellows. Oliver Hart is currently the Andrew E. Furer Professor of Economics at Harvard University, where he has taught since 1993. Hart works mainly on contract theory,... read more

Stewart Myers receives the 2016 Morgan Stanley-American Finance Association Award for...

Stewart C. Myers is the Robert C. Merton (1970) Professor of Finance, Emeritus at the MIT Sloan School of Management. His research is primarily concerned with the valuation of real and financial assets, corporate financial policy, and the financial... read more

New JF Editorial Team Selected

The AFA Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of the new Journal of Finance editorial team of Editor Stefan Nagel and Co-Editors Philip Bond, Amit Seru, and Wei Xiong. The JF has been extremely fortunate to have had Ken Singleton,... read more

Tributes to Rick Green

The AFA is saddened by the recent passing of Rick Green. Rick was a Professor of Financial Economics and the holder of the Richard M. and Margaret S. Cyert Chair at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University. He was an active... 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

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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Publications

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).

Mutual Fund Flows and Cross‐Fund Learning within Families

  • Author(s): DAVID P. BROWN, YOUCHANG WU
  • Published on: Volume 71 Issue 1 (February 2016)

Idiosyncratic Cash Flows and Systematic Risk

  • Author(s): ILONA BABENKO, OLIVER BOGUTH, YURI TSERLUKEVICH
  • Published on: Volume 71 Issue 1 (February 2016)

Does Academic Research Destroy Stock Return Predictability?

  • Author(s): R. DAVID MCLEAN, JEFFREY PONTIFF
  • Published on: Volume 71 Issue 1 (February 2016)

Risk‐Adjusting the Returns to Venture Capital

  • Author(s): ARTHUR KORTEWEG, STEFAN NAGEL
  • Published on: The Journal of Finance - Accepted Articles

Issue Information ‐ TOC

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  • Published on: Volume 71 Issue 1 (February 2016)

Issue Information ‐ Help Desk

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Forthcoming Articles

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

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

The Boats That Did Not Sail: Asset Price Volatility in A Natural Experiment

  • Author(s): PETER KOUDIJS

The Labor Market for Directors and Externalities in Corporate Governance

  • Author(s): DORON LEVIT, NADYA MALENKO

Asymmetric Information about Collateral Values

  • Author(s): JOHANNES STROEBEL

Picking Winners? Investment Consultants' Recommendations of Fund Managers

  • Author(s): TIM JENKINSON, HOWARD JONES, JOSE VICENTE MARTINEZ

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Events

ECCCS Workshop on Governance and Control

  • Date: May 28, 2015 - March 07, 2016
  • Location: PULV, Paris-La Defense, France

The scientific committee will select six papers for presentation by PhD students on March 7. For selected Ph.D. students,...

2016 Financial Intermediation Research Society (FIRS) Conference

  • Date: July 28, 2015 - June 03, 2016
  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal

After ten successful conferences (Capri 2004, Shanghai 2006, Anchorage 2008, Prague 2009, Florence 2010, Sydney 2011,...

Frontiers of Small Business and Entrepreneurial Finance in a Global Environment- 2016

  • Date: July 30, 2015 - March 16, 2016
  • Location: Ca' Foscari University

You are invited to submit your research work for presentation purposes at this very timely conference. We accept papers that...

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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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