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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.

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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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).

Refinancing Risk and Cash Holdings

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

The Real Impact of Improved Access to Finance: Evidence from Mexico

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

Securitization and Capital Structure in Nonfinancial Firms: An Empirical Investigation

  • Published on: Volume 69 Issue 4 (August 2014)

Liquidity Measurement Problems in Fast, Competitive Markets: Expensive and Cheap Solutions

  • Published on: Volume 69 Issue 4 (August 2014)

Broad‐Based Employee Stock Ownership: Motives and Outcomes

  • Author(s): E. HAN KIM, PAIGE OUIMET
  • Published on: Volume 69 Issue 3 (June 2014)

Report of the Executive Secretary and Treasurer

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


The Recovery Theorem

  • Author(s): STEVE ROSS

Taxes and Corporate Policies: Evidence From a Quasi Natural Experiment


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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...

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...

Journal of Risk Finance: Special Issue Corporate Governance: Responses after the Financial Crisis

  • Date: February 07, 2014 - September 30, 2014
  • Location: Journal of Risk Finance

Journal of Risk Finance: Special Issue Corporate Governance: Responses after the Financial Crisis Guest Editor: Professor Tom...

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Careers in Finance

Assistant to Associate Professor

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

Full-time tenure-track position in finance, requiring graduate and undergraduate teaching, research, student advising, and...

1 Post-doc in Empirical Finance...

  • Location: Luxembourg

 The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual, international research University. The Faculty of Law, Economics and...

Opening for 2 Doctoral candidates...

  • Location: Luxembourg

 The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg has an opening for 2 Doctoral candidates...

Assistant Professor

  • Salary: Competitive
  • Location: Ann Arbor, MI

We are seeking persons with high quality research credentials. Interviews will be conducted at the ASSA meetings January 3-5,...

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