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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.

Congratulations to AFA Fellow Richard Thaler on his receipt of the 2017 Sveriges Riksbank Prize...

Richard Thaler is a pioneer in the fields of behavioral economics and behavioral finance. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, in announcing the prize, explained that "Thaler has incorporated psychologically realistic assumptions into analyses of... read more

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).

Government Credit, a Double‐Edged Sword: Evidence from the China Development Bank

  • Author(s): HONG RU
  • Published on: The Journal of Finance - Early View Articles

The Paradox of Financial Fire Sales: The Role of Arbitrage Capital in Determining Liquidity

  • Author(s): JAMES DOW, JUNGSUK HAN
  • Published on: The Journal of Finance - Early View Articles

Why Does Return Predictability Concentrate in Bad Times?

  • Author(s): JULIEN CUJEAN, MICHAEL HASLER
  • Published on: The Journal of Finance - Early View Articles

Why Do Investors Hold Socially Responsible Mutual Funds?

  • Author(s): ARNO RIEDL, PAUL SMEETS
  • Published on: The Journal of Finance - Early View Articles

ISSUE INFORMATION FM

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  • Published on: Volume 72 Issue 5 (October 2017)

ISSUE INFORMATION BM

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  • Published on: Volume 72 Issue 5 (October 2017)

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Forthcoming Articles

Diagnostic Expectations and Credit Cycles

  • Author(s): PEDRO BORDALO, NICOLA GENNAIOLI, ANDREI SHLEIFER

Wholesale Funding Dry‐Ups

  • Author(s): CHRISTOPHE PÉRIGNON, DAVID THESMAR, GUILLAUME VUILLEMEY

Personal Lending Relationships

  • Author(s): STEPHEN ADAM KAROLYI

The Leverage Ratchet Effect

  • Author(s): ANAT R. ADMATI, PETER M. DEMARZO, MARTIN F. HELLWIG, PAUL PFLEIDERER

Optimal Debt and Profitability in the Trade‐off Theory

  • Author(s): ANDREW B. ABEL

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Events

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...

Call for reviewers

  • Date: January 23, 2017 - January 31, 2018
  • Location: Anywhere

Call for reviewers Do you enjoy reading books in economics, social science, humanities? Join our community of book...

Climate Finance 2017

  • Date: January 31, 2017 - November 30, 2017
  • Location: Columbia University, New York City

The RFS announces the creation of a novel two-stage editorial process designed to encourage researchers to engage in...

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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...

Assistant/Associate/Full/Senior...

  • 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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