Advisory Editor

We are pleased to welcome Xin Fan to the advisory editor team. Our advisory editors perform important tasks for new submissions, including the crucial task of recommending reviewers. Xin begins her role on August 16, 2020.

We are thankful to Scott Guernsey, who will complete his role as an advisory editor on August 16. We wish him the best of luck in his new role at the University of Tennessee’s Haslam College of Business.

Responses to Economic Shocks Collection

Oxford University Press presents the Responses to Economic Shocks Collection, featuring papers from RAPS, RCFS, and RFS. The following papers are included:

RAPS
-Preventing Controversial Catastrophes by Steven D. Baker, Burton Hollifield, and Emilio Osambela
-Economic Uncertainty and Interest Rates by Samuel M. Hartzmark

RCFS
-How Do Laws and Institutions Affect Recovery Rates for Collateral? by Hans Degryse, Vasso Ioannidou, José María Liberti, and Jason Sturgess
-The Financial Crisis of 2007–2009: Why Did It Happen and What Did We Learn? by Anjan V. Thakor
-Macroeconomic Risk and Debt Overhang by Hui Chen and Gustavo Manso

RFS
-Uncertainty and Economic Activity: A Multicountry Perspective by Ambrogio Cesa-Bianchi, M. Hashem Pesaran, and Alessandro Rebucci
-Destructive Creation at Work: How Financial Distress Spurs Entrepreneurship by Tania Babina
-Asset Price Bubbles and Systemic Risk by Markus Brunnermeier, Simon Rother, and Isabel Schnabel
-Shock Transmission Through Cross-Border Bank Lending: Credit and Real Effects by Galina Hale, Tümer Kapan, and Camelia Minoiu

The featured papers are free to read through the end of September on Oxford University Press’s web site.

Impact Factor

We are pleased to share that the RFS impact factor for 2019 is 4.649 and the 5-year Impact Factor is 7.100 (Clarivate, 2020). These results are among the highest in RFS history and among the top ones in the field. OUP has granted temporary free access to some of RFS’s most cited papers.

Statement of the SFS Council

The Society of Financial Studies Council believes that we cannot remain silent about the continued acts of racism that exist in our society. We acknowledge the numerous voices of the peaceful protesters and are determined to not let this moment pass without contributing to a changed society. In particular, the future of a robust financial system lies on the path of justice and equity. We are actively investigating ways to participate.