The program for the RFS Climate Finance Initiative is now available online. If you wish to attend the conference, you may register here. There are limited spaces; we recommend registering as soon as possible.
The conference will take place October 5 & 6, 2018, at the Claridges Hotel in London. For more information, visit the Climate Finance conference page.
The Editor’s Choice article for 31(10) is “Quantifying Sentiment with News Media across Local Housing Markets” by Cindy K Soo. You can read the article free online.
The Editor’s Choice article for 31(9) is “Short-Rate Expectations and Unexpected Returns in Treasury Bonds” by Anna Cieslak. You can read the article free online.
RFS is pleased to announce the new Hillcrest Best Paper Prize for the best paper in Behavioral Finance published in the Review of Financial Studies. The prize, which will be presented for the first time in 2019, will be sponsored by Hillcrest Asset Management, an institutional investment management firm and a leader in the field of Behavioral Finance investing.
RFS is the first top finance journal to offer a Behavioral Finance award. Through the addition of this award, RFS aims to recognize high quality research in the field and to encourage innovative new papers. One winning paper will be selected annually from papers that have been accepted for publication in RFS. RFS encourages authors to join our excitement by sending their most exemplary work to RFS!
The inaugural presentation of the award will take place annually at the awards reception, along with the Michael J. Brennan Best Paper Award. The next will be at SFS Cavalcade North America 2019, which will take place May 20-23 at Carnegie Mellon University.
The full announcement is available here.
Oxford University Press’s new virtual issue on housing economics features three RFS papers:
“Housing Price Booms and Crowding-Out Effects in Bank Lending” by Indraneel Chakraborty, Itay Goldstein, and Andrew MacKinlay
“Mortgage Supply and Housing Rents” by Pedro Gete and Michael Reher
“Housing Demand During the Boom: The Role of Expectations and Credit Constraints” by Tim Landvoigt
The virtual issue is free to read online until the end of September on Oxford’s web site.
Please be advised of our new policy regarding dual submission papers. If your dual submission paper is invited to continue the submission process with the journal, the submission fee will be waived for the first round of submission to the journal. If there are subsequent rounds of submission, the standard submission fee will be required. This differs from our prior policy in which the fees were waived for dual submission papers for subsequent rounds of submission. This change is to help cover the cost of referee fees. If you have any questions about whether you need to pay a fee, please contact Managing Editor Jaclyn Einstein before completing your submission.