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AFA 2015 Annual Meeting: Registration and Hotel Announcement

The AFA 2015 Annual Meeting will be held January 3-5, 2015 (Saturday, Sunday, & Monday) in Boston, MA. AFA sessions will take place at the Westin Copley Place Hotel. ASSA Headquarters will be the Sheraton Boston Hotel with other meetings... read more

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).

Financial Protectionism? First Evidence

  • Author(s): ANDREW K. ROSE, TOMASZ WIELADEK
  • Published on: Volume 69 Issue 5 (October 2014)

The Executive Turnover Risk Premium

  • Author(s): FLORIAN S. PETERS, ALEXANDER F. WAGNER
  • Published on: Volume 69 Issue 4 (August 2014)

Does Stock Liquidity Enhance or Impede Firm Innovation?

  • Author(s): VIVIAN W. FANG, XUAN TIAN, SHERI TICE
  • Published on: Volume 69 Issue 5 (October 2014)

Corporate Innovations and Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Author(s): JAN BENA, KAI LI
  • Published on: Volume 69 Issue 5 (October 2014)

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)

Private Equity Performance: What Do We Know?

  • Author(s): ROBERT S. HARRIS, TIM JENKINSON, STEVEN N. KAPLAN
  • Published on: Volume 69 Issue 5 (October 2014)

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Forthcoming Articles

Size Anomalies in U.S. Bank Stock Returns

  • Author(s): PRIYANK GANDHI, HANNO LUSTIG

Duration of Executive Compensation

  • Author(s): RADHAKRISHNAN GOPALAN, TODD MILBOURN, FENGHUA SONG, ANJAN V. THAKOR

Volatility, the Macroeconomy, and Asset Prices

  • Author(s): RAVI BANSAL, DANA KIKU, IVAN SHALIASTOVICH, AMIR YARON

On the Design of Contingent Capital with a Market Trigger

  • Author(s): Suresh Sundaresan, Zhenyu Wang

Do Acquisitions Relieve Target Firms’ Financial Constraints?

  • Author(s): ISIL EREL, YEEJIN JANG, MICHAEL S. WEISBACH

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Events

Studies in Economics and Finance

  • Date: December 31, 2013 - December 30, 2014

For more information please see: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=sef You are very welcome...

CALL FOR PAPERS - 11th Paris December 2014 Finance Meeting

  • Date: March 25, 2014 - December 30, 2014
  • Location: PARIS (FRANCE)

The 11th traditional annual December International Paris Finance Meeting is organized in Paris downtown on December 18, 2014...

Call for papers: 27th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference

  • Date: July 16, 2014 - December 16, 2014
  • Location: Sydney, Australia

The Institute of Global Finance and the School of Banking & Finance at the Australian School of Business, UNSW, Sydney,...

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Careers in Finance

Open Rank Faculty Posting -...

  • Location: College Park, MD

Non-Tenured or Tenured, On Track One of 12 schools and colleges located on the University of Maryland, College Park campus, the...

Assistant Professor(s) at The...

  • Salary: Competitive
  • Location: Athens, Georgia

The Department of Finance in the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia seeks qualified applicants for one or...

Assistant Professor of Finance

  • Salary: Commensurate with experience
  • Location: St. Louis, Missouri

Tenure-Track Faculty Positions (2) in Finance The Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis invites...

Bernard J. Hank Professor of...

  • Salary: Competitive
  • Location: South Bend, Indiana

Journal of Finance Recruiting Ad The Department of Finance, University of Notre Dame, invites applicants for the Bernard J. Hank...

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