A part-time RFS advisory editor position is available for the next academic year, beginning on August 16. We’re looking for an advanced finance or economics Ph.D. 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 1, 2019, 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.
The Editor’s Choice article for 32(4) is “Firm Financing over the Business Cycle” by Juliane Begenau and Juliana Salomao. You can read the article free online.
The current and former Executive Editors of RFS, Professors Itay Goldstein and Andrew Karolyi, were interviewed on the Knowledge@Wharton show on SiriusXM about the RFS FinTech initiative. You can listen to the interview and read the related article here.
You may register for SFS Cavalcade North America 2019 on the conference web site. The Cavalcade will take place May 20-23 at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Early registration is $100 for members and $140 for nonmembers. Beginning April 8, the registration rate will increase to $125 for members and $165 for nonmembers. The registration fee is waived for doctoral students (from any university) and Carnegie Mellon faculty members.
The program for SFS Cavalcade North America 2019 is now available on the conference web site.
The 2019 University of Oklahoma Energy and Commodities Finance Research Conference will feature a dual submission option with RFS. The RFS sponsoring editor is Philip Strahan. The deadline for submissions is May 15, 2019. The conference will take place September 19-20, 2019, on the OU campus in Norman, Oklahoma. The Call for Papers may be viewed here.
For more information about the event, please visit the conference web site.
The Editor’s Choice article for 32(3) is “Financing Entrepreneurial Production: Security Design with Flexible Information Acquisition” by Ming Yang and Yao Zeng. You can read the article free online.
Congratulations are in order! RFS Editor Francesca Cornelli has been chosen as the new dean of Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. With her new role starting this summer, Francesca will be stepping down from her RFS editor role as of May 1. She will continue to handle submissions in process but will stop taking on new submissions at that time. We thank Francesca for her nearly five years of service to RFS and we wish her all the best in her new role.