The Call for Papers for the ECGI Corporations and COVID-19 conference is now available. The conference, which features a dual submission option with RCFS and RFS, will have an online workshop on June 17, 2021, and a conference at the University of Oxford on June 2, 2022. The RCFS sponsoring editor is Andrew Ellul and the RFS sponsoring editors are Itay Goldstein and Holger Mueller. The submission deadline is April 9, 2021. For more details, please see the ECGI website.
The Editor’s Choice article for 33(12) is “The Deregulation of the Private Equity Markets and the Decline in IPOs” by Michael Ewens and Joan Farre-Mensa. You can read the paper free online.
The program for the NBER Big Data and Securities Markets Virtual Conference is now available. The conference, which featured a dual submission option with RFS, will take place online December 3-4, 2020. The RFS sponsoring editor is Itay Goldstein.
The position of Part-Time Data Collection Assistant has been filled. Thank you to everyone who submitted a resume.
Itay Goldstein was interviewed for an ABC News story titled “Why the prospect of a divided government sent stocks soaring.”
RFS Editor Manju Puri will be giving the keynote speech at the Financial Intermediation Network of European Studies 2020 Autumn Workshop, which will be held November 30-December 1. For details, see the FINEST web site.
Oxford University Press presents the Political Economy Collection, featuring two RFS papers:
Political Influence and the Renegotiation of Government Contracts by Jonathan Brogaard, Matthew Denes, and Ran Duchin
The featured papers are free to read through the end of January 2021 on Oxford University Press’s web site.
The Editor’s Choice article for 33(11) is “Options Trading Costs Are Lower than You Think” by Dmitriy Muravyev and Neil D. Pearson. You can read the paper free online.
UPDATED NOVEMBER 16, 2020: The position has been filled.
The Society of Financial Studies has an opening for a data collection assistant. This is a virtual position, which provides the flexibility to work where you wish. The typical workload is approximately 10 hours per week. Some familiarity with finance journals and papers is preferred. This position pays $20 per hour. Please send CV/resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 31, 2020.
The Call for Papers for the NBER-RFS Inequality, Discrimination, and the Financial System Virtual Conference is now available. The conference, which features a dual submission option with RFS, will take place online April 1-2, 2021. The RFS sponsoring editors are Gregor Matvos, Manju Puri, and Tarun Ramadorai. The submission deadline is January 24, 2021. For more details, please see the NBER site.