New Editor Appointment

RFS is pleased to announce the appointment of Lauren Cohen as an Editor of the Review, beginning July 17, 2017. Lauren is the L.E. Simmons Professor in the Finance Unit at Harvard Business School and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He previously served as an Associate Editor for the Review from 2009-2012. Please join us in welcoming Lauren to his new role.


Photos from Cavalcade North America

RFS Editorial Team Wei Jiang, David Denis, Itay Goldstein, Andrew Karolyi, and Philip Strahan

Winners of the Michael J. Brennan Best Paper Award Gonzalo Maturana and John Griffin

Winners of the Michael J. Brennan Best Paper Runner Up Award Antoinette Schoar, Felipe Severino, and Manuel Adelino

Distinguished Referee Award Winner Michelle Lowry

Rising Scholar Award Winner Erik Gilje with RFS Executive Editor Andrew Karolyi

See more photos from SFS Cavalcade North America 2017.

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.

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.

A safe asset for Europe

RFS Editor Stijn van Nieuwerburgh contributed this morning to a Financial Times editorial entitled “Safe Bonds for Europe.” It advocates for a new financial innovation to foster greater stability for the financial system in Europe. See the full editorial here.

Wharton Conference on Liquidity and Financial Fragility

The Wharton Conference on Liquidity and Financial Fragility will feature a dual submission option with RFS. The RFS sponsoring editor is Itay Goldstein. The deadline for paper submission is June 15, 2017. The conference will take place October 13–14, 2017, on the University of Pennsylvania campus in Philadelphia, PA. The Call for Papers may be viewed here.