RFS Announces Behavioral Finance Award Sponsored by Hillcrest Asset Management

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.

Virtual Issue: Housing Economics

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.

2nd World Symposium on Investment Research

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.

Conference on Current Research in FinTech

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.

Submission Fees for Dual Submission Papers

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.

New Editor Appointment

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.