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.

In Memoriam

We at the RFS were saddened to learn of the passing of Professor Peter Christoffersen of the University of Toronto. Peter was an Associate Editor of the RFS from 2012-2015, and a valued member of the Society for Financial Studies. We extend our sympathies to his wife, Professor Susan Christoffersen, and his family. Rotman has created an In Memoriam page, which may be viewed here.

Introducing RFS Executive Editor Itay Goldstein

We are very pleased to announce that Itay Goldstein has agreed to serve as the next Executive Editor of RFS. His term will begin July 1, 2018. Itay joined the RFS editorial team in 2013 as an Editor. Before that he served as Department Editor for Management Science and Editor for the Journal of Financial Intermediation.  He is currently Professor of Finance, Professor of Economics, and the Joel S. Ehrenkranz Family Professor at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. A more complete bio and his publications can be found at

Executive Editor Andrew Karolyi

The Society for Financial Studies is losing the masterful administrative and editing skills of Andrew Karolyi, Executive Editor of The Review of Financial Studies. Unfortunate for us, but great for Cornell University, he will become the Deputy Dean and College Dean of Academic Affairs for the Cornell DC Johnson College of Business on July 1. Andrew has dedicated an immense amount of time over the past 8 years to The Review of Financial Studies, first as Editor of RFS from 2010 to 2014 and then as Executive Editor from 2014 to 2018. During this period he has skillfully guided over 6,600 initial submissions and over 1,000 resubmissions through the editorial process, always striving for excellence and increasing the visibility and impact of the journal. Similarly, he has pushed for high quality, timely reviews and editorial decisions so that the experiences of the authors would be first rate. Andrew has also introduced valuable innovations to RFS such as the registered report idea, the first in academic finance. Using the registered reports and the special conferences associated with them, RFS will have two exceptional special issues on emerging topics that have been in need of original research, Fin Tech and Climate Finance. We thank Andrew for his dedication and contributions to furthering knowledge in finance.

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Editorial Team Changes

RFS is pleased to welcome the following Associate Editors: Kenneth Ahern, Zhi Da, Vyacheslav Fos, Kai Li, Nadya Malenko, Veronika Pool, Alexi Savov, and Michela Verardo.

We thank our retiring Associate Editors: Hui Chen, Todd Gormley, Zhiguo He, Gerard Hoberg, Victoria Ivashina, Dirk Jenter, Amiyatosh Purnanandam, and Paul Tetlock.

All changes are effective July 1, 2018.

Winners of the RFS Awards

The winners of the RFS Awards were announced at the Awards Reception at SFS Cavalcade North America on May 23. We are pleased to share the winners:

Distinguished Referee Awards
Ralph Koijen, Eric Zwick

Michael J. Brennan Best Paper Award
“Does Hedging Affect Firm Value? Evidence from a Natural Experiment”
Erik Gilje and Jérôme Taillard
Prize: $20,000

Michael J. Brennan Best Paper Runner Up
“The Freedom of Information Act and the Race Toward Information Acquisition”
Antonio Gargano, Alberto Rossi, and Russ Wermers
Prize: $5000

Referee of the Year Award
Ashwini Agrawal
Prize: $1000

Rising Scholar Award 
“Credit-Induced Boom and Bust”
Marco Di Maggio and Amir Kermani
Prize: $5000

Congratulations to all our award winners!

For past award history, please visit our Awards page.