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Finance pioneer Jack Treynor passes away at 86

In 1962, Jack Treynor circulated a paper called “Towards a Theory of the Market Value of Risky Assets” which was contemporaneous with William Sharpe’s famous paper on the Capital Asset Pricing Model (eventually published in the Journal of Finance in... read more

2016 Annual Meeting Videos Now Available

Videos of the AFA 2016 Annual Meeting including the Business Meeting and Awards Presentations, Presidential Address, AFA Lecture and Special Sessions are now available on the AFA website:... read more

Oliver Hart selected as new AFA Fellow

The AFA announces the selection of Oliver Hart as a member of the AFA Society of Fellows. Oliver Hart is currently the Andrew E. Furer Professor of Economics at Harvard University, where he has taught since 1993. Hart works mainly on contract theory,... read more

Stewart Myers receives the 2016 Morgan Stanley-American Finance Association Award for...

Stewart C. Myers is the Robert C. Merton (1970) Professor of Finance, Emeritus at the MIT Sloan School of Management. His research is primarily concerned with the valuation of real and financial assets, corporate financial policy, and the financial... read more

New JF Editorial Team Selected

The AFA Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of the new Journal of Finance editorial team of Editor Stefan Nagel and Co-Editors Philip Bond, Amit Seru, and Wei Xiong. The JF has been extremely fortunate to have had Ken Singleton,... read more

Tributes to Rick Green

The AFA is saddened by the recent passing of Rick Green. Rick was a Professor of Financial Economics and the holder of the Richard M. and Margaret S. Cyert Chair at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University. He was an active... read more

2014 Impact Factor 5.424

The 2014 ISI Web of Knowledge impact factors were just released. The Journal of Finance has a one-year impact factor* of 5.424. The JF maintains its ranking as the 2nd highest impact journal in the Economics JCR Category behind The Quarterly... 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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Publications

The Journal of FINANCE

The Journal of Finance

2015 Impact Factor 5.105

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 Boats That Did Not Sail: Asset Price Volatility in a Natural Experiment

  • Author(s): PETER KOUDIJS
  • Published on: Volume 71 Issue 3 (June 2016)

Capital Investment, Innovative Capacity, and Stock Returns

  • Author(s): PRAVEEN KUMAR, DONGMEI LI
  • Published on: The Journal of Finance - Accepted Articles

To Those Seeking Permissions for Academic Classroom Use

  • Author(s):
  • Published on: Volume 71 Issue 3 (June 2016)

The Real Effects of Credit Ratings: The Sovereign Ceiling Channel

  • Author(s): HEITOR ALMEIDA, IGOR CUNHA, MIGUEL A. FERREIRA, FELIPE RESTREPO
  • Published on: The Journal of Finance - Accepted Articles

Speculative Betas

  • Author(s): HARRISON HONG, DAVID A. SRAER
  • Published on: The Journal of Finance - Accepted Articles

A Tale of Two Runs: Depositor Responses to Bank Solvency Risk

  • Author(s): RAJKAMAL IYER, MANJU PURI, NICHOLAS RYAN
  • Published on: The Journal of Finance - Accepted Articles

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Forthcoming Articles

Picking Winners? Investment Consultants' Recommendations of Fund Managers

  • Author(s): TIM JENKINSON, HOWARD JONES, JOSE VICENTE MARTINEZ

The Impact of Venture Capital Monitoring

  • Author(s): SHAI BERNSTEIN, XAVIER GIROUD, RICHARD R. TOWNSEND

Compensating Financial Experts

  • Author(s): VINCENT GLODE, RICHARD LOWERY

Trade Credit and Industry Dynamics: Evidence from Trucking Firms

  • Author(s): JEAN‐NOEL BARROT

Boom and Gloom

  • Author(s): PAUL POVEL, GIORGO SERTSIOS, RENÁTA KOSOVÁ, PRAVEEN KUMAR

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Events

2016 FMA Annual Meeting

  • Date: October 27, 2015 - October 22, 2016
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

FMA’s Annual Meeting brings together academicians and practitioners with interests in financial decision-making. The meeting...

2016 FMA Asia/Pacific Conference

  • Date: October 27, 2015 - July 16, 2016
  • Location: Sydney, Australia

FMA International is pleased to announce its Eighth Annual Asia/Pacific Meeting in Sydney, Australia. Continuing the...

Special Issue on Emotional Finance

  • Date: November 28, 2015 - October 01, 2016
  • Location: Emerald

Emotional Finance is one of the fastest growing fields of behavioural finance examining the impact of emotions in financial...

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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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