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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

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).

Aggregate Jump and Volatility Risk in the Cross‐Section of Stock Returns

  • Author(s): MARTIJN CREMERS, MICHAEL HALLING, DAVID WEINBAUM
  • Published on: Volume 70 Issue 2 (April 2015)

Do Acquisitions Relieve Target Firms’ Financial Constraints?

  • Author(s): ISIL EREL, YEEJIN JANG, MICHAEL S. WEISBACH
  • Published on: Volume 70 Issue 1 (Febraruy 2015)

Urban Vibrancy and Corporate Growth

  • Author(s): CASEY DOUGAL, CHRISTOPHER A. PARSONS, SHERIDAN TITMAN
  • Published on: Volume 70 Issue 1 (Febraruy 2015)

Incentivizing Calculated Risk‐Taking: Evidence from an Experiment with Commercial Bank Loan Officers

  • Author(s): SHAWN COLE, MARTIN KANZ, LEORA KLAPPER
  • Published on: Volume 70 Issue 2 (April 2015)

How Does Household Portfolio Diversification Vary with Financial Literacy and Financial Advice?

  • Author(s): HANS‐MARTIN VON GAUDECKER
  • Published on: Volume 70 Issue 2 (April 2015)

A Crisis of Banks as Liquidity Providers

  • Author(s): VIRAL V. ACHARYA, NADA MORA
  • Published on: Volume 70 Issue 1 (Febraruy 2015)

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Forthcoming Articles

Investment Decisions of Nonprofit Firms: Evidence from Hospitals

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

Collateralization, Bank Loan Rates, and Monitoring

  • Author(s): GERALDO CERQUEIRO, STEVEN ONGENA, KASPER ROSZBACH

Corporate Taxes and Securitization

  • Author(s): JOONGHO HAN, KWANGWOO PARK, GEORGE PENNACCHI

The People in Your Neighborhood: Social Interactions and Mutual Fund Portfolios

  • Author(s): VERONIKA K. POOL, NOAH STOFFMAN, SCOTT E. YONKER

The Value of Control and the Costs of Illiquidity

  • Author(s): RUI ALBUQUERQUE, ENRIQUE SCHROTH

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Events

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...

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...

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Careers in Finance

Associate Senior Lecturer in...

  • Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Main responsibilities The successful candidate is expected to conduct independent research during 50 per cent of the...

Research Associate

  • Location: San Francisco & New York

Moody’s Analytics helps capital markets and credit risk management professionals worldwide respond to an evolving marketplace...

Research Associate

  • Location: London

Moody’s Analytics helps capital markets and credit risk management professionals worldwide respond to an evolving marketplace...

1 Doctoral candidate (PhD student)...

  • Location: Luxembourg

The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual, international research University. The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of...

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