Part-Time Data Collection Assistant

The Society of Financial Studies has a part-time opening for a data collection assistant. Typical hours would be approximately 10 hours per week, but you would have the flexibility to work where you wish and when you wish. Internet access is required. Some familiarity with finance journals and papers is preferred. This position pays $20 per hour. To be considered, please send a CV/resume to by October 31, 2018.

Editor Renewal

The RFS is pleased to announce that Stijn van Nieuwerburgh has been appointed for a second term as an Editor of RFS. His second term begins January 1, 2019. We thank Stijn for his continued service.

RFS Announces Behavioral Finance Award Sponsored by Hillcrest Asset Management

RFS is pleased to announce the new Hillcrest Best Paper Prize for the best paper in Behavioral Finance published in the Review of Financial Studies. The prize, which will be presented for the first time in 2019, will be sponsored by Hillcrest Asset Management, an institutional investment management firm and a leader in the field of Behavioral Finance investing.

RFS is the first top finance journal to offer a Behavioral Finance award. Through the addition of this award, RFS aims to recognize high quality research in the field and to encourage innovative new papers. One winning paper will be selected annually from papers that have been accepted for publication in RFS. RFS encourages authors to join our excitement by sending their most exemplary work to RFS!

The inaugural presentation of the award will take place annually at the awards reception, along with the Michael J. Brennan Best Paper Award. The next will be at SFS Cavalcade North America 2019, which will take place May 20-23 at Carnegie Mellon University.

The full announcement is available here.

Virtual Issue: Housing Economics

Oxford University Press’s new virtual issue on housing economics features three RFS papers:

“Housing Price Booms and Crowding-Out Effects in Bank Lending” by Indraneel Chakraborty, Itay Goldstein, and Andrew MacKinlay

“Mortgage Supply and Housing Rents” by Pedro Gete and Michael Reher

“Housing Demand During the Boom: The Role of Expectations and Credit Constraints” by Tim Landvoigt

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

2nd World Symposium on Investment Research

The 2nd World Symposium on Investment Research will feature a dual submission option with RFS. The RFS sponsoring editor is Wei Jiang. The submission period is open from October 20 to November 20, 2018. The conference will take place May 5-6, 2019, at Marriott Residence Inn Times Square. The Call for Papers may be viewed here.