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.
The Editor’s Choice article for 30(7) is “Equity Vesting and Investment” by Alex Edmans, Vivian W. Fang, and Katharina A. Lewellen. You can read the article free online.
The 2016 Impact Factors have been released and we are pleased to report that RFS’s Impact Factor increased to 3.689.
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
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
Referee of the Year
Rising Scholar Award
“Do Firms Engage in Risk Shifting?”
Congratulations to all our award winners!
For past award history, please visit our Awards page.
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.
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.
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.
The University of Oklahoma’s Price College Energy Institute and the Price College Center for Financial Studies are organizing the 2017 OU Energy and Commodities Finance Research Conference. The conference will feature a dual submission option with RFS. The RFS sponsoring editor is Philip Strahan. The deadline for paper submission is 15 May 2017. The conference will take place September 29-30, 2017 on the OU campus in Norman, Oklahoma. The Call for Papers may be viewed here.
The RFS announces the creation of a novel two-stage editorial process designed to encourage researchers to engage in innovative research on the emerging topic of Climate Finance. The process is closely related to a “registered reports” format with a first-stage workshop to review accepted proposals and a second-stage conference to evaluate final papers. The conference organizers are Harrison Hong and José Scheinkman of Columbia University together with RFS editor, Andrew Karolyi. The sponsor is Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM). The deadline for proposals is July 30, 2017 and the workshop to review paper proposals is scheduled for November 30, 2017 at Columbia University in New York. The Call for Proposals may be view here.