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2014 AFA Election Results

The AFA is pleased to annouce the results of the 2014 election: President: Patrick Bolton President-Elect: Campbell Harvey Vice President: David Scharfstein Directors: Pietro Veronesi, Ulrike Malmendier and Per Strömberg On behalf of the Association,... 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).

Participant Schedule Report Participants in the AFA 2015 Boston Meetings

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

Shaping Liquidity: On the Causal Effects of Voluntary Disclosure

  • Author(s): KARTHIK BALAKRISHNAN, MARY BROOKE BILLINGS, BRYAN KELLY, ALEXANDER LJUNGQVIST
  • Published on: Volume 69 Issue 5 (October 2014)

Volatility, the Macroeconomy, and Asset Prices

  • Author(s): RAVI BANSAL, DANA KIKU, IVAN SHALIASTOVICH, AMIR YARON
  • 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)

Repo Runs: Evidence from the Tri‐Party Repo Market

  • Author(s): ADAM COPELAND, ANTOINE MARTIN, MICHAEL WALKER
  • 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

How Does Household Portfolio Diversification Vary with Financial Literacy and Financial Advice?

  • Author(s): HANS‐MARTIN VON GAUDECKER

Incentivizing Calculated Risk‐Taking: Evidence from an Experiment with Commercial Bank Loan Officers

  • Author(s): SHAWN COLE, MARTIN KANZ, LEORA KLAPPER

Defined Contribution Pension Plans: Sticky or Discerning Money?

  • Author(s): CLEMENS SIALM, LAURA T. STARKS, HANJIANG ZHANG

Investment Decisions of Nonprofit Firms: Evidence from Hospitals

  • Author(s): MANUEL ADELINO, KATHARINA LEWELLEN, ANANT SUNDARAM

Information Diversity and Complementarities in Trading and Information Acquisition

  • Author(s): ITAY GOLDSTEIN, LIYAN YANG

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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...

Wharton-Jacobs Levy Prize

  • Date: August 21, 2014 - January 14, 2015
  • Location: N/A

Call for Nominations: 2015 Wharton-Jacobs Levy Prize The next Wharton-Jacobs Levy Prize will be presented at the fall 2015...

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  • Location: Boston, MA

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Full professorship in Corporate...

  • Location: Bern, Switzerland

Full professorship in Corporate Finance The Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Bern invites...

Quantitative Analyst

  • Location: Geneva, Switzerland

The Company: The Systematic trading division of BlueCrest Capital Management (Systematica) focuses on deploying quant trading...

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  • Location: Pohang, South Korea

The Division of Humanities and Social Sciences at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) invites applications for...

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