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2013 Impact Factor 6.033

The 2013 Impact Factors have been released by Thomson Reuters. The Journal of Finance's Impact Factor increased from 4.218 in 2012 to 6.033 in 2013. The JF remains ranked 1st out of 89 journals in the Business, Finance category and 2nd out of 332... read more

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

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).

Minutes of the 2014 Annual Membership Meeting

  • Author(s): Jim Schallheim
  • Published on: Volume 69 Issue 4 (August 2014)

Refinancing Risk and Cash Holdings

  • Author(s): JARRAD HARFORD, SANDY KLASA, WILLIAM F. MAXWELL
  • Published on: Volume 69 Issue 3 (June 2014)

Stephen A. Ross

  • Author(s):
  • Published on: Volume 69 Issue 3 (June 2014)

CEO Ownership, Stock Market Performance, and Managerial Discretion

  • Author(s): ULF VON LILIENFELD‐TOAL, STEFAN RUENZI
  • Published on: Volume 69 Issue 3 (June 2014)

Legal Investor Protection and Takeovers

  • Author(s): MIKE BURKART, DENIS GROMB, HOLGER M. MUELLER, FAUSTO PANUNZI
  • Published on: Volume 69 Issue 3 (June 2014)

The Business Cycle, Investor Sentiment, and Costly External Finance

  • Author(s): R. DAVID MCLEAN, MENGXIN ZHAO
  • Published on: Volume 69 Issue 3 (June 2014)

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Forthcoming Articles

The TIPS—Treasury Bond Puzzle*

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

Corporate Innovations and Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Author(s): JAN BENA, KAI LI

Duration of Executive Compensation

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

The Recovery Theorem

  • Author(s): STEVE ROSS

Taxes and Corporate Policies: Evidence From a Quasi Natural Experiment

  • Author(s): CRAIG DOIDGE, ALEXANDER DYCK

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Events

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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Northern Finance Association 2014 Conference

  • Date: December 10, 2013 - September 13, 2014
  • Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

The 26th Annual NFA Conference will be held from September 12-14, 2014 in Ottawa, Canada. The Program Chair is Gordon Sick...

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Careers in Finance

Assistant/Associate/Full/Senior...

  • Salary: Competitive
  • Location: Shenzhen, China

 A qualified junior applicant should have a Ph.D. or is expected to receive one before July 2014. Senior applicants are...

Assistant to Associate Professor

  • Salary: Based on rank and qualifications
  • Location: San Francisco, CA

Full-time tenure-track position in Finance. This position requires graduate and undergraduate teaching, research, student...

Chair and Professor

  • Location: Oxford, Ohio

The Farmer School of Business invites applications for the position of department chair in the Department of Finance. The...

Assistant Professor/Associate...

  • Salary: £33,562 - £45,053 / £47,787 - £57,031
  • Location: Nottingham University Business School

For both levels candidates should be capable of contributing to the teaching of the finance courses offered by the Industrial...

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