In 2018, the Rising Scholar Award guidelines expanded the eligibility requirements so that authors are eligible if no author on the paper received either their current academic appointment or most recent Ph.D. more than 6 years prior to when the paper was submitted to RFS. The requirement was previously 3 years. The $5000 prize is awarded annually. Is your paper eligible? Check the requirements and if you are eligible, remember to select “Rising Scholar” as your paper type when you submit to RFS.
If you requested dual submission with RFS when you submitted your paper to the 2018 Miami Behavioral Finance Conference, you can expect to receive the dual submission decision from RFS in mid-December.
The Editor’s Choice article for 31(11) is “Strategic News Releases in Equity Vesting Months” by Alex Edmans, Luis Goncalves-Pinto, Moqi Groen-Xu, and Yanbo Wang. You can read the article free online.
The NBER Conference on Big Data: Long-Term Implications for Financial Markets and Firms will feature a dual submission option with RFS. The RFS sponsoring editor is Itay Goldstein. The deadline for paper submissions is Sunday, December 16, 2018. The conference will take place March 8, 2019, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Call for Papers may be viewed here.
RFS Editor Wei Jiang’s research is featured in a CNBC piece titled, “Hedge funds in the business of breaking up deals see big payoff, study finds.”
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.
The program for the RFS Climate Finance Initiative is now available online. If you wish to attend the conference, you may register here. There are limited spaces; we recommend registering as soon as possible.
The conference will take place October 5 & 6, 2018, at the Claridges Hotel in London. For more information, visit the Climate Finance conference page.
The Editor’s Choice article for 31(10) is “Quantifying Sentiment with News Media across Local Housing Markets” by Cindy K Soo. You can read the article free online.
The Editor’s Choice article for 31(9) is “Short-Rate Expectations and Unexpected Returns in Treasury Bonds” by Anna Cieslak. You can read the article free online.
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.