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The Journal of Finance Announces Search for New Editor

The current contract of the JF editorial team expires in June 2016. We regret to inform you that the editorial team has decided not to seek a renewal. The JF has been extremely fortunate to have had Ken Singleton, Bruno Biais and Michael Roberts as... read more

2015 AFA Board Meeting Summary - Now Available

The AFA Board of Directors has voted to publish a Board Meeting Summary to increase transparency of AFA governance and decisions made by the Board. The Board Meeting Summary from January 3, 2015 is now available here. We hope that... read more

Yuliy Sannikov selected as 2015 Fischer Black Prize winner

The American Finance Association’s Fischer Black Prize Committee has selected Professor Yuliy Sannikov of Princeton University, as the recipient of the 2015 Fischer Black Prize. The prize is awarded to the person under 40 whose work best exemplifies... read more

Ben Bernanke is selected as a member of the AFA Society of Fellows

The AFA announces the selection of Ben Bernanke as a member of the AFA Society of Fellows. Dr. Bernanke is a Distinguished Fellow in Residence with the Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution. He has served two terms as Chairman of the... read more

The AFA Celebrates its 75th Anniversary

The American Finance Association celebrated its 75th Anniversay on January 4, 2015. Please view the slide show. 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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Publications

The Journal of FINANCE

The Journal of Finance

2013 Impact Factor 6.033

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).

Change You Can Believe In? Hedge Fund Data Revisions

  • Author(s): ANDREW J. PATTON, TARUN RAMADORAI, MICHAEL STREATFIELD
  • Published on: Volume 70 Issue 3 (June 2015)

Corporate Taxes and Securitization

  • Author(s): JOONGHO HAN, KWANGWOO PARK, GEORGE PENNACCHI
  • Published on: Volume 70 Issue 3 (June 2015)

Dividend Dynamics and the Term Structure of Dividend Strips

  • Author(s): FREDERICO BELO, PIERRE COLLIN‐DUFRESNE, ROBERT S. GOLDSTEIN
  • Published on: Volume 70 Issue 3 (June 2015)

Subprime Mortgage Defaults and Credit Default Swaps

  • Author(s): ERIC ARENTSEN, DAVID C. MAUER, BRIAN ROSENLUND, HAROLD H. ZHANG, FENG ZHAO
  • Published on: Volume 70 Issue 2 (April 2015)

AMUNDI SMITH BREEDEN PRIZES FOR 2014

  • Author(s):
  • Published on: Volume 70 Issue 2 (April 2015)

Innovation, Growth, and Asset Prices

  • Author(s): HOWARD KUNG, LUKAS SCHMID
  • Published on: Volume 70 Issue 3 (June 2015)

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Forthcoming Articles

Information Acquisition in Rumor‐Based Bank Runs

  • Author(s): ZHIGUO HE, ASAF MANELA

Reaching for Yield in the Bond Market

  • Author(s): BO BECKER, VICTORIA IVASHINA

The Brain Gain of Corporate Boards: Evidence from China

  • Author(s): MARIASSUNTA GIANNETTI, GUANMIN LIAO, XIAOYUN YU

Does Going Public Affect Innovation?

  • Author(s): SHAI BERNSTEIN

The Labor Market for Directors and Externalities in Corporate Governance

  • Author(s): DORON LEVIT, NADYA MALENKO

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Events

Call for Papers - Journal of Financial Innovation

  • Date: October 21, 2014 - October 21, 2015
  • Location: Sao Paulo-Brazil

Submission must be well researched, informed and demonstrate familiarity with the relevant literature, concept, applied and...

Call for papers - 42nd European Finance Association Annual Meeting

  • Date: December 20, 2014 - August 22, 2015
  • Location: Vienna, Austria

The paper submission for the 42nd European Finance Association (EFA) Annual Meeting is now open. Researchers are welcomed to...

5th Helsinki Finance Summit on Investor Behavior

  • Date: December 20, 2014 - August 18, 2015
  • Location: Helsinki, Finland

Call for Paper: 5th HELSINKI FINANCE SUMMIT ON INVESTOR BEHAVIOR The objective of this small conference is to present...

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This position is in the Division of Enforcement within the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. The incumbent serves as a...

Quantitative Researcher, Finance

  • Salary: commensurate with experience
  • Location: Palo Alto, CA

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Empirical Research Methodologist

  • Salary: $70,000/ year
  • Location: New York, New York

Summary: NYU School of Law invites applications for an Empirical Research Methodologist beginning Fall 2015. Under the...

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