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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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Publications

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 Media and the Diffusion of Information in Financial Markets: Evidence from Newspaper Strikes

  • Author(s): JOEL PERESS
  • Published on: Volume 69 Issue 5 (October 2014)

Corporate Innovations and Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Author(s): JAN BENA, KAI LI
  • Published on: Volume 69 Issue 5 (October 2014)

What's Not There: Odd Lots and Market Data

  • Author(s): MAUREEN O'HARA, CHEN YAO, MAO YE
  • Published on: Volume 69 Issue 5 (October 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)

Financial Protectionism? First Evidence

  • Author(s): ANDREW K. ROSE, TOMASZ WIELADEK
  • Published on: Volume 69 Issue 5 (October 2014)

Have Rating Agencies Become More Conservative? Implications for Capital Structure and Debt Pricing

  • Author(s): RAMIN P. BAGHAI, HENRI SERVAES, ANE TAMAYO
  • 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

Duration of Executive Compensation

  • Author(s): RADHAKRISHNAN GOPALAN, TODD MILBOURN, FENGHUA SONG, ANJAN V. THAKOR

Volatility, the Macroeconomy, and Asset Prices

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

On the Design of Contingent Capital with a Market Trigger

  • Author(s): Suresh Sundaresan, Zhenyu Wang

Do Acquisitions Relieve Target Firms’ Financial Constraints?

  • Author(s): ISIL EREL, YEEJIN JANG, MICHAEL S. WEISBACH

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Events

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...

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

4 Finance Doctoral Scholarships

  • Location: Frankfurt am Main

Frankfurt School of Finance & Management is one of Germany’s leading business schools. Frankfurt School invites ambitious...

Assistant/Associate Professor in...

  • Location: Blacksburg, VA

Two or three tenure-track positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank available in Fall 2015. Candidates must have a...

Financial Economist

  • Location: Washington, DC 20006

Our Mission The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) is a nonprofit corporation established by Congress to oversee...

Assistant Professors, Associate...

  • Salary: Very competitive
  • Location: Singapore

The Department of Finance, NUS Business School, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in finance at the...

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