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.
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.
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.
The Editor’s Choice article for 31(8) is “Real Effects of the Sovereign Debt Crisis in Europe: Evidence from Syndicated Loans” by Viral V. Acharya, Tim Eisert, Christian Eufinger, and Christian Hirschi. You can read the article free online.
The 2019 Conference on Current Research in FinTech will feature a dual submission option with RFS. The RFS sponsoring editor is Wei Jiang. The deadline for paper submissions is October 1, 2018. The conference will take place February 8-9, 2019, at the Buckhead Center of Georgia State University in Atlanta. The Call for Papers may be viewed here.
Please be advised of our new policy regarding dual submission papers. If your dual submission paper is invited to continue the submission process with the journal, the submission fee will be waived for the first round of submission to the journal. If there are subsequent rounds of submission, the standard submission fee will be required. This differs from our prior policy in which the fees were waived for dual submission papers for subsequent rounds of submission. This change is to help cover the cost of referee fees. If you have any questions about whether you need to pay a fee, please contact Managing Editor Jaclyn Einstein before completing your submission.
“Equity Vesting and Investment,” which published in RFS issue 30(7), was referred to on CNBC on June 19 in a segment with SEC commissioner Robert Jackson. The paper’s authors are Alex Edmans, Vivian W. Fang, and Katharina A. Lewellen. The video is available to view online. This paper is an Editor’s Choice selection, which means you may also read the paper for free online.
The RFS is pleased to announce the appointment of Ralph Koijen as an editor of the Review, beginning September 1, 2018. Ralph is a Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a Research Fellow of the Center for Economic Policy Research. Please join us in welcoming Ralph to his new role.
RFS is pleased to share that our latest impact factor has risen to 4.270. Our publisher, Oxford University Press, has curated an online collection of highly-cited articles, which you can read for free on their web site.