RFS Editor Manju Puri will be giving the keynote speech at the Financial Intermediation Network of European Studies 2020 Autumn Workshop, which will be held November 30-December 1. For details, see the FINEST web site.
Oxford University Press presents the Political Economy Collection, featuring two RFS papers:
Political Influence and the Renegotiation of Government Contracts by Jonathan Brogaard, Matthew Denes, and Ran Duchin
The featured papers are free to read through the end of January 2021 on Oxford University Press’s web site.
The Editor’s Choice article for 33(11) is “Options Trading Costs Are Lower than You Think” by Dmitriy Muravyev and Neil D. Pearson. You can read the paper free online.
The Society of Financial Studies has an opening for a data collection assistant. This is a virtual position, which provides the flexibility to work where you wish. The typical workload is approximately 10 hours per week. Some familiarity with finance journals and papers is preferred. This position pays $20 per hour. Please send CV/resumes to email@example.com by October 31, 2020.
The Call for Papers for the NBER-RFS Inequality, Discrimination, and the Financial System Virtual Conference is now available. The conference, which features a dual submission option with RFS, will take place online April 1-2, 2021. The RFS sponsoring editors are Gregor Matvos, Manju Puri, and Tarun Ramadorai. The submission deadline is January 24, 2021. For more details, please see the NBER site.
RFS Executive Editor Itay Goldstein participated in a discussion about editorial processes at the PhD Student Symposium hosted by the Salem Center for Policy at the McCombs School of Business. The discussion was moderated by Campbell R. Harvey and included Christian Leuz and Joao Santos. View the video and see the program.
The Editor’s Choice article for 33(10) is “Deadlock on the Board” by Jason Roderick Donaldson, Nadya Malenko, and Giorgia Piacentino. You can read the paper free online.
The Editor’s Choice article for 33(9) is “Initial Coin Offerings: Financing Growth with Cryptocurrency Token Sales” by Sabrina T. Howell, Marina Niessner, and David Yermack. You can read the paper free online.
Itay Goldstein was interviewed for an ABC News story titled “Why the stock market is divorced from the pain of a pandemic economy.”