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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.

Stephen A. Ross receives the 2014 Morgan Stanley-American Finance Association Award for...

Stephen A. Ross is the Franco Modigliani Professor of Financial Economics and a Professor of Finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management.    He was previously the Sterling Professor of Economics and Finance at Yale University and,... read more

Albert S. (Pete) Kyle is selected as a member of the AFA Society of Fellows

The AFA announces the selection of Pete Kyle as a member of the AFA Society of Fellows. Professor Kyle has been the Charles E. Smith Chair Professor of Finance at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business since 2006. He has... read more

2013 AFA Election Results

The AFA is pleased to annouce the results of the 2013 election: President: Luigi Zingales President-Elect: Patrick Bolton Vice President: Campbell Harvey Directors: Andrew Metrick, Jessica Wachter, Jeff Wurgler On behalf of the Association, the... 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

2012 Impact Factor 4.333

The 2012 Impact Factors have been released by Thomson Reuters. The Journal of Finance's Impact Factor increased from 4.218 in 2011 to 4.333 in 2012. JF is now ranked 1st out of 86 journals in the Business, Finance category and 3rd out of 332 journals... read more

Executive Secretary and Treasurer

Effective July 1, 2013, the AFA Executive Secretary and Treasurer (EST) will be James Schallheim, the Jake Garn Professor of Finance at the University of Utah. Jim’s appointment as EST was approved unanimously by the AFA Board of Directors, and the... read more

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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).

Sequential Learning, Predictability, and Optimal Portfolio Returns

  • Published on: Volume 69 Issue 2 (April 2014)

Using Neural Data to Test a Theory of Investor Behavior: An Application to Realization Utility

  • Published on: Volume 69 Issue 2 (April 2014)

Asset Pricing with Dynamic Margin Constraints

  • Author(s): OLEG RYTCHKOV
  • Published on: Volume 69 Issue 1 (February 2014)

An Anatomy of Commodity Futures Risk Premia

  • Published on: Volume 69 Issue 1 (February 2014)

Do Peer Firms Affect Corporate Financial Policy?

  • Published on: Volume 69 Issue 1 (February 2014)

A Theory of Debt Maturity: The Long and Short of Debt Overhang

  • Published on: Volume 69 Issue 2 (April 2014)

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Forthcoming Articles

The TIPS—Treasury Bond Puzzle*

  • Author(s): Matthias Fleckenstein, Francis A. Longstaff, Hanno Lustig

The Business Cycle, Investor Sentiment, and Costly External Finance


Mutual Fund Performance and the Incentive to Generate Alpha


Corporate Innovations and Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Author(s): JAN BENA, KAI LI

Time‐Varying Fund Manager Skill


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Special Call for Papers: Global Trade/Capital Flows and Competitiveness

  • Date: July 07, 2013 - September 29, 2014
  • Location: Emerald Publishing, UK.

A Special Issue of the International Journal of Commerce and Management will focus on current developments in the areas of...

Capital markets in the 21st century: Transformation through technological change, regulatory reform and financial innovation

  • Date: July 29, 2013 - September 29, 2014
  • Location: www.journals.elsevier.com/

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22nd Mitsui Finance Symposium: Non-Standard Beliefs & Preferences: Implications for Firms and Markets

  • Date: December 03, 2013 - May 28, 2014
  • Location: Ann Arbor, MI, USA

The Mitsui Life Financial Research Center's annual Mitsui Finance Symposium will be held May 29-31, 2014 in Ann Arbor, MI. We...

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Careers in Finance

Senior Associates – Chief...

  • Salary: £43,000 - £65,000
  • Location: UK

Senior Associates – Retail/Wholesale Markets £43,000 - £65,000 The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)  is responsible for...

Assistant Professor in Finance and...

  • Location: Scranton, PA

The Department of Economics and Finance of the Kania School of Management, University of Scranton seeks applications for two...

Summer Associate

  • Location: Boston, MA - Chicago, IL - Los Angeles, CA - Menlo Park, CA - New York, NY -San Francisco, CA - Washington, DC

Who We Are Cornerstone Research is a leading economic and financial consulting firm with more than 450 staff members across...

Sheldon B. Lubar Professor –...

  • Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee invites outstanding scholars to apply for the...

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