Winners of the RFS Awards

The winners of the RFS Awards were announced at the Awards Reception on Tuesday, May 17, at the SFS Finance Cavalcade Conference. We are pleased to now share the winners:

Distinguished Referee Award 
Kenneth Ahern, Ing-Haw Cheng, Ran Duchin, Charles Hadlock, Victoria Ivashina, Justin Murfin, Alexi Savov, and Denis Sosyura

Michael J. Brennan Best Paper Award
“The Real Effects of Hedge Fund Activism: Productivity, Asset Allocation, and Labor Outcomes”
Alon Brav, Wei Jiang, and Hyunseob Kim
Prize: $20,000

Michael J. Brennan Best Paper Runner Up
“Shadow Banking and Bank Capital Regulation”
Guillaume Plantin
Prize: $5000

Referee of the Year 
Amiyatosh Purnanandam
Prize: $1000

Rising Scholar Award 
“Valuing Changes in Political Networks: Evidence from Campaign Contributions to Close Congressional Elections”
Pat Akey
Prize: $5000

Congratulations to all our award winners!

For past award history, please visit our Awards page.

Associate Editor Changes

RFS welcomes the following Associate Editors: Bo Becker, Benjamin Keys, Tarun Ramadorai, Philipp Schnabl, Heather Tookes, Adrien Verdelhan, Jessica Wachter, Motohiro Yogo.

We thank our retiring Associate Editors: Ruediger Fahlenbrach, Stuart Gillan, Jarrad Harford, Robert Hodrick, Mark Huson, Marcin Kacperczyk, Lars Lochstoer.

All changes are effective July 1, 2016.

Editor’s Choice: June

The Editor’s Choice article for June 2016 (issue 29/6) is “The Effect of Institutional Ownership on Payout Policy: Evidence from Index Thresholds” by Alan D. Crane, Sébastien Michenaud, and James P. Weston. You can read the article free online here.

Wharton Conference on Liquidity and Financial Crises

The Wharton Conference on Liquidity and Financial Crises will feature a dual submission option with RFS. The RFS sponsoring editor is Itay Goldstein. The deadline for paper submission is June 15, 2016. The conference will take place October 14-15, 2016, on the University of Pennsylvania campus in Philadelphia, PA. The Call for Papers may be viewed here.

Editor’s Choice: May

The Editor’s Choice article for May 2016 (issue 29/5) is “Rare Booms and Disasters in a Multisector Endowment Economy” by Jerry Tsai and Jessica A. Wachter. You can read the article free online here.

Andrew Karolyi in The Financial Times

RFS Executive Editor Andrew Karolyi’s working paper, “The US Listing Gap,” co-authored with  Craig Doidge and René Stulz, was featured in The Financial Times in a piece titled, “IPO market decrepit as going public loses its allure.” Read the article online here.

Editor’s Choice: April

The Editor’s Choice article for April 2016 (issue 29/4) is “ Financial Attention” by Nachum Sicherman, George Loewenstein, Duane J. Seppi, and Stephen P. Utkus. You can read the article free online here.