The May issue (32/5) of RFS is a special issue, edited by Professors Itay Goldstein, Wei Jiang, and Andrew Karolyi, on FinTech. This special issue is the result of a 2017 initiative by the RFS editorial team to develop research proposals on FinTech. The editorial is free to read online.
The Editor’s Choice article for 32(5) is “The Blockchain Folk Theorem” by Bruno Biais, Christophe Bisière, Matthieu Bouvard, and Catherine Casamatta. You can read the article free online.
In honor of Financial Literacy Month, the SFS presents a Virtual Issue on Debt. This Virtual Issue includes papers from RAPS, RCFS, and RFS, published between 2014-2019, on topics such as the mortgage crisis, student aid, and payday loans, among others. The issue is free to read online now.
RFS is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Editors: Holger Mueller and Manju Puri.
Holger Mueller is the Nomura Professor of Finance at New York University Stern School of Business, a research associate at The National Bureau of Economic Research, a research associate at the European Corporate Governance Institute, and a research fellow at The Center for Economic and Policy Research. Holger will join the RFS team on May 1.
Manju Puri is the J. B. Fuqua Professor at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, serves as Senior Advisor of the Center for Financial Research at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and is on the Advisory Board of the Center of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Manju will begin her term on August 1.
Please join us in welcoming Holger and Manju.
The program for the 2019 Conference on “New Frontiers in Banking: from Corporate Governance to Risk Management” is now available. The conference, which featured a dual submission option with RFS, will take place March 29-30, 2019, at Bocconi University in Milan. The program may be viewed here.
A part-time RFS advisory editor position is available for the next academic year, beginning on August 16. We’re looking for an advanced finance or economics Ph.D. student or a recent post-doc to provide editorial support in the review process. The position requires about 10 hours per week and a minimum commitment of one year; extension for another year is possible. Salary is competitive. The application deadline is May 1, 2019, but the position will only remain open until filled. To apply, please submit a cover letter, graduate course work, any working papers, and three letters of recommendation to Jan Sokolowsky.
The Editor’s Choice article for 32(4) is “Firm Financing over the Business Cycle” by Juliane Begenau and Juliana Salomao. You can read the article free online.
The current and former Executive Editors of RFS, Professors Itay Goldstein and Andrew Karolyi, were interviewed on the Knowledge@Wharton show on SiriusXM about the RFS FinTech initiative. You can listen to the interview and read the related article here.
You may register for SFS Cavalcade North America 2019 on the conference web site. The Cavalcade will take place May 20-23 at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Early registration is $100 for members and $140 for nonmembers. Beginning April 8, the registration rate will increase to $125 for members and $165 for nonmembers. The registration fee is waived for doctoral students (from any university) and Carnegie Mellon faculty members.
The program for SFS Cavalcade North America 2019 is now available on the conference web site.