Virtual Issue: Culture and Economics

Oxford University Press’s new virtual issue on culture and economics features two RFS papers:

Nationalism and Economic Exchange: Evidence from Shocks to Sino-Japanese Relations by Raymond Fisman, Yasushi Hamao, and Yongxiang Wang

What’s in a Name? Mutual Fund Flows When Managers Have Foreign-Sounding Names by Alok Kumar, Alexandra Niessen-Ruenzi, and Oliver G. Spalt

The virtual issue is free to read online until the end of July on Oxford’s web site.

Submission Period for SFS Cavalcade Asia-Pacific 2017 is Now Open!

The SFS Cavalcade Asia-Pacific 2017 submission period is now open. To submit, please visit Cavalcade Asia-Pacific 2017. The deadline for submissions is July 20, 2017. Click here to view the Call for Papers.

Dual Submission: The Cavalcade features dual submission with The Review of Asset Pricing Studies and The Review of Corporate Finance Studies.

Reminder for doctoral students: For papers in which ALL co-authors are doctoral students, the submission fee is waived.

Winners of the RFS Awards

The winners of the RFS Awards were announced at the Awards Reception at SFS Cavalcade North America. We are pleased to now share the winners:

Distinguished Referee Award 
Michelle Lowry, Philipp Schnabl, Clemens Sialm

Michael J. Brennan Best Paper Award
“Who Facilitated Misreporting in Securitized Loans?”
John M. Griffin and Gonzalo Maturana
Prize: $20,000

Michael J. Brennan Best Paper Runner Up
“Loan Originations and Defaults in the Mortgage Crisis: The Role of the Middle Class”
Manuel Adelino, Antoinette Schoar, and Felipe Severino
Prize: $5000

Referee of the Year 
Thierry Foucault
Prize: $1000

Rising Scholar Award 
“Do Firms Engage in Risk Shifting?”
Erik Gilje
Prize: $5000

Congratulations to all our award winners!

For past award history, please visit our Awards page.

Editorial Team Changes

RFS is pleased to announce that Andrew Karolyi will be continuing for a second term as Executive Editor, and Francesca Cornellli and Philip Strahan have been renewed for second terms as Editors.

We also welcome the following Associate Editors: Henrik Cronqvist, Ran Duchin, Isil Erel, Dirk Hackbarth, Paolo Pasquariello, and Lalitha Naveen.

We thank our retiring Associate Editors: Joao Cocco, Robert Dittmar, Thierry Foucault, Ron Kaniel, Ralph Koijen, Hanno Lustig, Richard Sias, and Toni Whited.

All changes are effective July 1, 2017.

Climate Finance – A Call for Proposals

The RFS announces the creation of a novel two-stage editorial process designed to encourage researchers to engage in innovative research on the emerging topic of Climate Finance. The process is closely related to a “registered reports” format with a first-stage workshop to review accepted proposals and a second-stage conference to evaluate final papers. The conference organizers are Harrison Hong and José Scheinkman of Columbia University together with RFS editor, Andrew Karolyi. The sponsor is Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM). The deadline for proposals is July 30, 2017 and the workshop to review paper proposals is scheduled for November 30, 2017 at Columbia University in New York. The Call for Proposals may be view here.

Upcoming Editor Change

The RFS would like to thank Professor Robin Greenwood, whose term as editor of the Review is ending January 31, 2017. We wish Robin all the best with his new endeavors.

Announcement for Referees and Authors re: Check Payments

Beginning January 24, we are putting our check payments temporarily on hold for all three journals. This is due to both staff leave and updates being made to our bank accounts. During this time, referee payments and author refunds will not be sent out. We will resume sending payments June 1, 2017. If you complete a referee report or receive a refund credit during this time, it will be noted and the check can be processed when our payments recommence.

We apologize for any inconvenience.