The Society of Financial Studies has a part-time opening for a data collection assistant. Typical hours would be approximately 10 hours per week, but you would have the flexibility to work where you wish and when you wish. Internet access is required. Some familiarity with finance journals and papers is preferred. This position pays $20 per hour. To be considered, please send a CV/resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 31, 2018.
RFS Editor Wei Jiang’s research is featured in a CNBC piece titled, “Hedge funds in the business of breaking up deals see big payoff, study finds.”
The RFS is pleased to announce that Stijn van Nieuwerburgh has been appointed for a second term as an Editor of RFS. His second term begins January 1, 2019. We thank Stijn for his continued service.
The program for the RFS Climate Finance Initiative is now available online. If you wish to attend the conference, you may register here. There are limited spaces; we recommend registering as soon as possible.
The conference will take place October 5 & 6, 2018, at the Claridges Hotel in London. For more information, visit the Climate Finance conference page.
The Editor’s Choice article for 31(10) is “Quantifying Sentiment with News Media across Local Housing Markets” by Cindy K Soo. You can read the article free online.
The Editor’s Choice article for 31(9) is “Short-Rate Expectations and Unexpected Returns in Treasury Bonds” by Anna Cieslak. You can read the article free online.
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.
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.
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.
The Editor’s Choice article for 31(8) is “Real Effects of the Sovereign Debt Crisis in Europe: Evidence from Syndicated Loans” by Viral V. Acharya, Tim Eisert, Christian Eufinger, and Christian Hirschi. You can read the article free online.