In 2018, the Rising Scholar Award guidelines expanded the eligibility requirements so that authors are eligible if no author on the paper received either their current academic appointment or most recent Ph.D. more than 6 years prior to when the paper was submitted to RFS. The requirement was previously 3 years. The $5000 prize is awarded annually. Is your paper eligible? Check the requirements and if you are eligible, remember to select “Rising Scholar” as your paper type when you submit to RFS.
If you requested dual submission with RFS when you submitted your paper to the 2018 Miami Behavioral Finance Conference, you can expect to receive the dual submission decision from RFS in mid-December.
The Editor’s Choice article for 31(11) is “Strategic News Releases in Equity Vesting Months” by Alex Edmans, Luis Goncalves-Pinto, Moqi Groen-Xu, and Yanbo Wang. You can read the article free online.
The NBER Conference on Big Data: Long-Term Implications for Financial Markets and Firms will feature a dual submission option with RFS. The RFS sponsoring editor is Itay Goldstein. The deadline for paper submissions is Sunday, December 16, 2018. The conference will take place March 8, 2019, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Call for Papers may be viewed here.
The Society of Financial Studies has a part-time opening for a data collection assistant. Typical hours would be approximately 10 hours per week, but you would have the flexibility to work where you wish and when you wish. Internet access is required. Some familiarity with finance journals and papers is preferred. This position pays $20 per hour. To be considered, please send a CV/resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 31, 2018.
The RFS is pleased to announce that Stijn van Nieuwerburgh has been appointed for a second term as an Editor of RFS. His second term begins January 1, 2019. We thank Stijn for his continued service.
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.