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AFA 2014 Elections - Now Open

The 2014 AFA elections are taking place online. All voting-eligible AFA members should have received an email with a direct link to an individual ballot. If you have not received this email or if you are unable to vote online please contact Kate... read more

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

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

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

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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).

The Global Crisis and Equity Market Contagion

  • Author(s): GEERT BEKAERT, MICHAEL EHRMANN, MARCEL FRATZSCHER, ARNAUD MEHL
  • Published on: Volume 69 Issue 6 (December 2014)

Preliminary Program AFA 2015 BOSTON MEETINGS

  • Author(s):
  • Published on: Volume 69 Issue 6 (December 2014)

The Real Product Market Impact of Mergers

  • Author(s): ALBERT SHEEN
  • Published on: Volume 69 Issue 6 (December 2014)

A Pyrrhic Victory? Bank Bailouts and Sovereign Credit Risk

  • Author(s): VIRAL ACHARYA, ITAMAR DRECHSLER, PHILIPP SCHNABL
  • Published on: Volume 69 Issue 6 (December 2014)

Participant Schedule Report Participants in the AFA 2015 Boston Meetings

  • Author(s):
  • Published on: Volume 69 Issue 6 (December 2014)

Private Equity Performance: What Do We Know?

  • Author(s): ROBERT S. HARRIS, TIM JENKINSON, STEVEN N. KAPLAN
  • Published on: Volume 69 Issue 5 (October 2014)

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Forthcoming Articles

Size Anomalies in U.S. Bank Stock Returns

  • Author(s): PRIYANK GANDHI, HANNO LUSTIG

Short‐Term Debt as Bridge Financing: Evidence from the Commercial Paper Market

  • Author(s): MATTHIAS KAHL, ANIL SHIVDASANI, YIHUI WANG

Collateralization, Bank Loan Rates, and Monitoring

  • Author(s): GERALDO CERQUEIRO, STEVEN ONGENA, KASPER ROSZBACH

Urban Vibrancy and Corporate Growth

  • Author(s): CASEY DOUGAL, CHRISTOPHER A. PARSONS, SHERIDAN TITMAN

On the Design of Contingent Capital with a Market Trigger

  • Author(s): Suresh Sundaresan, Zhenyu Wang

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Events

Studies in Economics and Finance

  • Date: December 31, 2013 - December 30, 2014

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CALL FOR PAPERS - 11th Paris December 2014 Finance Meeting

  • Date: March 25, 2014 - December 30, 2014
  • Location: PARIS (FRANCE)

The 11th traditional annual December International Paris Finance Meeting is organized in Paris downtown on December 18, 2014...

Call for papers: 27th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference

  • Date: July 16, 2014 - December 16, 2014
  • Location: Sydney, Australia

The Institute of Global Finance and the School of Banking & Finance at the Australian School of Business, UNSW, Sydney,...

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Careers in Finance

Director of Research Services...

  • Location: St. Leonard’s Court Suite 300, 3819 Chestnut Street

The Wharton Research Data Services at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a Director,...

CLINICAL ASSISTANT or ASSOCIATE...

  • Location: Williamsburg, VA

The Finance Area at the Mason School of Business, The College of William and Mary, is seeking to fill one clinical faculty...

Assistant Director of Finance

  • Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60640

Under the direction of the Director of Finance, the Assistant Director supervises accounting personnel on all daily accounting...

Dean of the Katz Graduate School of...

  • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The University of Pittsburgh invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of its Katz Graduate School of...

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