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AFA 2018 Annual Meeting: Hotel and Registration Announcement Update

The AFA 2018 Annual Meeting will be held January 5-7, 2018 (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. • AFA sessions will take place at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. ASSA Headquarters will be the Philadelphia... read more

2016 Impact Factor 6.043

The 2016 ISI Web of Knowledge impact factors were just released. The Journal of Finance has a two-year impact factor* of 6.043. The JF is the 2nd highest impact journal in the Economics JCR Category behind The Quarterly Journal of Economics. For the... read more

José A. Scheinkman is elected as new AFA Fellow

The AFA announced the selection of José A. Scheinkman as a member of the AFA Society of Fellows at the annual meeting in Chicago. José Scheinkman is the Charles and Lynn Zhang Professor of Economics at Columbia University, Theodore A. Wells ‘29... read more

Amir Sufi selected as 2017 Fischer Black Prize winner

The American Finance Association’s 2017 Fischer Black Prize is awarded to Professor Amir Sufi of the University of Chicago. The prize is awarded to the person under 40 whose work best exemplifies the Fischer Black hallmark of developing original... read more

Watch the 2017 Presidential Address

Campbell Harvey delivered the 2017 Presidential Address, “The Scientific Outlook in Financial Economics,” at the American Finance Association Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL on January 7, 2017. Please view the 2017 Presidential Address here. For the... read more

AFA Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics

The AFA Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics is a statement of the values of our profession. The Code was approved by the AFA Board in September 2016. Dear Member of the American Finance Association: In January 2015, the Board of Directors of... read more

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The Journal of FINANCE

The Journal of Finance

2016 Impact Factor 6.043

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 second (behind the Quarterly Journal of Economics) in five-year impact factor and second in total citations (behind the American Economic Review).


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  • Published on: Volume 72 Issue 4 (August 2017)

Are CDS Auctions Biased and Inefficient?

  • Published on: The Journal of Finance - Early View Articles


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  • Published on: Volume 72 Issue 4 (August 2017)

Report of the Editor of the Journal of Finance for the Year 2016

  • Author(s): STEFAN NAGEL
  • Published on: Volume 72 Issue 4 (August 2017)

Consumer Default, Credit Reporting, and Borrowing Constraints

  • Published on: The Journal of Finance - Early View Articles

Commodity Trade and the Carry Trade: A Tale of Two Countries

  • Published on: The Journal of Finance - Accepted Articles

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Forthcoming Articles

Financial Transaction Taxes, Market Composition, and Liquidity


Income Insurance and the Equilibrium Term Structure of Equity

  • Author(s): ROBERTO MARFÈ

A Labor Capital Asset Pricing Model


Do Cash Flows of Growth Stocks Really Grow Faster?

  • Author(s): HUAFENG (JASON) CHEN

What Drives the Cross‐Section of Credit Spreads?: A Variance Decomposition Approach

  • Author(s): YOSHIO NOZAWA

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PCAOB Economic Research Fellowships for 2017-2018

  • Date: October 17, 2016 - July 02, 2018
  • Location: Washington, D.C

Interested candidates must submit the following information to CEA_Fellows@pcaobus.org: 1. A curriculum vitae. 2. A cover...

Call for Papers:The 2017 workshop on small business economics, accounting and finance

  • Date: January 03, 2017 - November 18, 2017
  • Location: La Rochelle (France)

The 2017 workshop on small business economics, accounting and finance November 17, 2017 in La Rochelle (France) Keynote...

Call for Papers: World Finance & Banking Symposium

  • Date: January 19, 2017 - December 15, 2017
  • Location: Bangkok - Thailand

Keynote Speakers: TIM JENKINSON, Said Business School, Oxford University (United Kingdom). ALLAUDEEN HAMEED, National...

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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...


  • 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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