Webinar: An Evaluation of the Fed-Treasury Credit Programs

On Monday, May 11 at 12:30 PM EST, Jeremy Stein will join a webinar, co-hosted by the Princeton Bendheim Center for Finance and the Society for Financial Studies, on the COVID-19 credit programs recently implemented by the Federal Reserve and the U.S. Treasury. Stein is a Professor of Economics at Harvard University and a former Governor of the Federal Reserve.

The event will begin with a brief discussion by Markus Brunnermeier, Director of the Princeton Bendheim Center for Finance. Stein will then present. Both Brunnermeier and Stein will take questions from the audience throughout the event.

Preregistration is required.

Editor Renewal

RFS is pleased to announce that Lauren Cohen has been appointed for a second term as an editor. We thank Lauren for his continued service.

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Collection

Oxford University Press presents the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Collection, featuring the following papers from RFS:

Destructive Creation at Work: How Financial Distress Spurs Entrepreneurship by Tania Babina

The Political Economy of Financial Innovation: Evidence from Local Governments by Christophe Pérignon and Boris Vallée

How Valuable Is FinTech Innovation? by Mark A. Chen, Qinxi Wu, and Baozhong Yang

Intellectual Property Rights Protection, Ownership, and Innovation: Evidence from China by Lily H. Fang, Josh Lerner, and Chaopeng Wu

The featured papers are free to read through the end of June on Oxford University Press’s web site.

Part-time RFS Advisory Editor Position

UPDATED April 20, 2020: The position has been filled.

A part-time RFS advisory editor position is available for the next academic year, beginning in August 2020.  We’re looking for an advanced finance or economics PhD student or a recent post-doc to provide editorial support in the review process.  The position requires about 10 hours per week and a minimum commitment of one year; extension for another year is possible.  Salary is competitive. The application deadline is May 8, but the position will only remain open until filled.  To apply, please submit a cover letter, graduate course work, any working papers, and three letters of recommendation to Jan Sokolowsky.

Special Issue: Climate Finance

Issue 33(3) of RFS is a special issue, edited by Harrison Hong, G. Andrew Karolyi, and José A. Scheinkman. This special issue is the result of a 2017-8 initiative by the RFS editorial team to develop research proposals on Climate Finance. The editorial is free to read online. The Editor’s Choice paper is “Pricing Uncertainty Induced by Climate Change” by Michael Barnett, William Brock, and Lars Peter Hansen.