The winners of the RFS Awards were announced at the Awards Reception at SFS Cavalcade North America on May 23. We are pleased to share the winners:
Distinguished Referee Awards
Ralph Koijen, Eric Zwick
Michael J. Brennan Best Paper Award
“Does Hedging Affect Firm Value? Evidence from a Natural Experiment”
Erik Gilje and Jérôme Taillard
Michael J. Brennan Best Paper Runner Up
“The Freedom of Information Act and the Race Toward Information Acquisition”
Antonio Gargano, Alberto Rossi, and Russ Wermers
Referee of the Year Award
Rising Scholar Award
“Credit-Induced Boom and Bust”
Marco Di Maggio and Amir Kermani
Congratulations to all our award winners!
For past award history, please visit our Awards page.
SFS Cavalcade North America is this week at Yale from May 21-24. View our program online.
The Editor’s Choice article for 31(6) is “The Labor Market Effects of Credit Market Information” by Marieke Bos, Emily Breza, and Andres Liberman. You can read the article free online.
The Review of Financial Studies, Columbia University Department of Economics, and the Brevan Howard Centre for Financial Analysis at Imperial College Business School are organizing a Climate Finance conference on October 5 & 6, 2018 at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London. The conference funded by Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) will feature the completed papers from the RFS Climate Finance Call for Proposals and the proposals workshop at Columbia University in November 2017. See the January 2017 call here which includes a description of the themes and topics. There will be space at the October 2018 conference for completed papers on the final program that were not among the original proposals. The sponsoring editors and the Scientific Review committee will decide which of the submissions will qualify for the program.
The deadline for submission is June 30, 2018 and decisions will be made by July 31, 2018. There is no submission fee. Submissions should be sent to the RFS Conference on Climate Finance email address using the subject line “RFS Conference on Climate Finance Submission.” We will send you an email to confirm receipt of your submission; if you do not receive confirmation with 72 hours, we have not received your submission.
The RFS Climate Finance conference is also grateful for the support of the Society for Financial Studies, The Prince of Wales’s Accounting for Sustainability Project, University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.
SFS Cavalcade North America begins next Monday, May 21, with a reception at 6pm at the Peabody Museum. Have you registered yet? Register online at Cavalcade NA 2018.
The 2019 Conference on “New Frontiers in Banking: from Corporate Governance to Risk Management” will feature a dual submission option with RFS. The RFS sponsoring editor is Francesca Cornelli. The deadline for paper submissions is September 16, 2018. The conference will take place March 28‐30, 2019, at Bocconi University in Milan. The Call for Papers may be viewed here.