A part-time RFS advisory editor position is available for the next academic year. The position will begin on September 1 (or sooner if preferred). Job responsibilities include recommending referees and ensuring that all submission guidelines are met. For more information, see Part-time RFS Advisory Editor Position.
We’ve received a few emails asking how to indicate that your submission is a proposal for Climate Finance 2017. The place to indicate “Climate Finance” is in Step 6 in the submission system.
In Step 2, under “Specify Type of Submission,” select “New submission.” Under “Category of submission,” select “Regular.” In Step 6, select the payment waiver “Climate Finance Proposals.” This will indicate to us that your submission is a proposal for Climate Finance 2017.
If you have a question, contact the RFS Managing Editor.
Deadline to submit is July 30, 2017.
RFS Editor Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh is quoted in the NY Times in a piece titled, “When the (Empty) Apartment Next Door Is Owned by an Oligarch.” Read the article online here.
The Editor’s Choice article for 30(8) is “Pension Fund Asset Allocation and Liability Discount Rates” by Aleksandar Andonov, Rob M.M.J. Bauer, and K.J. Martijn Cremers. You can read the article free online.
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.
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.