The Call for Papers for the 2020 GSU-RFS FinTech Conference is now available. The conference, which features a dual submission option with RFS, will take place February 28-29, 2020, at the Buckhead Center of Georgia State University in Atlanta. The RFS sponsoring editors are Itay Goldstein and Manju Puri. The submission deadline is November 1, 2019.
We are pleased to welcome Scott Guernsey to the Advisory Editor team. Our advisory editors perform important tasks for new submissions, including the crucial task of recommending reviewers.
We are thankful to Dawoon Kim, who completed his role as an advisory editor on August 15. We wish him the best of luck in his next endeavor.
The Editor’s Choice article for 32(9) is “Understanding the Rise in Corporate Cash: Precautionary Savings or Foreign Taxes” by Michael W Faulkender, Kristine W Hankins, and Mitchell A Petersen. You can read the paper free online.
RFS Editor Wei Jiang’s opinion piece, “Investors can think long-term but managers are a harder case,” recently appeared in the Financial Times.
The Call for Papers for the NBER-RFS Conference on The Financial Economics of Insurance is available here. The conference, which features a dual submission option with RFS, will take place April 10-11, 2020. The RFS sponsoring editor is Ralph Koijen. The link to submit papers will be available in January 2020.
The Editor’s Choice article for 32(8) is “Who Bears Interest Rate Risk?” by Peter Hoffmann, Sam Langfield, Federico Pierobon, and Guillaume Vuillemey. You can read the article free online.
Oxford University Press’s new virtual issue on monetary policy features three RFS papers:
“Whatever It Takes: The Real Effects of Unconventional Monetary Policy” by Viral V. Acharya, Tim Eisert, Christian Eufinger, and Christian Hirsch
“Mortgages and Monetary Policy” by Carlos Garriga, Finn E. Kydland, and Roman Šustek
“Bond Market Exposures to Macroeconomic and Monetary Policy Risks” by Dongho Song
The virtual issue is free to read until the end of September.
RFS’s publisher, Oxford University Press, has curated an online collection of highly-cited articles. This collection has free online access for a limited time.
We are pleased to share that the RFS impact factor has risen to 4.975 for 2018. This is an increase from 4.270 in 2017.
RFS’s ranking in ISI’s Business Finance category has also risen. RFS is now ranked #2, which is an increase from #4 in 2017.
The winners of the RFS Awards were announced at the Awards Reception at SFS Cavalcade North America on May 21. We are pleased to share the winners:
Michael J. Brennan Best Paper Award
“The Labor Market Effects of Credit Market Information”
Marieke Bos, Emily Breza, and Andres Liberman
Michael J. Brennan Best Paper Runner Up and Rising Scholar Award
“Does Algorithmic Trading Reduce Information Acquisition?”
Brian M. Weller
Prize: $5000 for each award
Referee of the Year
Congratulations to all our award winners!