“Does Aggregated Returns Disclosure Increase Portfolio Risk-Taking?” was recently announced as the winner of the 2017 TIAA Paul A. Samuelson Award For Outstanding Scholarly Writing on Lifelong Financial Security. This paper was published in RFS issue 30(6) June 2017 and can be read online here. We congratulate the authors: John Beshears, James J. Choi, David Laibson, and Brigitte C. Madrian!
RFS Editor Francesca Cornelli has been named a fellow of the European Corporate Governance Institute. From the announcement by the London Business School:
“The ECGI awards the title of Fellow to individuals who have demonstrated scientific excellence or other outstanding achievements in the area of corporate governance.”
You can read the full announcement here.
The Editor’s Choice article for 30(12) is “Does Hedging Affect Firm Value? Evidence from a Natural Experiment” by Erik P. Gilje and Jérôme P. Taillard. You can read the article free online.
Call for Completed Papers for the Review of Financial Studies Conference on Financial Technology (FinTech) at Cornell Tech, New York, NY March 16-17, 2018
The Review of Financial Studies is organizing a FinTech conference on March 16-17, 2018 at the new Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island in New York. The conference will feature the completed papers from the RFS FinTech Call for Proposals and the proposals workshop at Columbia University in May 2017. See the January 2017 call here, which includes a description of the themes and topics. There will be space at the 2018 conference for completed papers on the final program that were not among the original proposals. The sponsoring editors and Scientific Review committee will decide which of the submissions will qualify for the program.
The deadline for submission is December 7, 2017 and decisions will be made by mid-January, 2018. There is no submission fee. Submissions should be sent to the RFS Conference on FinTech email address using the subject line “RFS Conference on FinTech Submission.” We will send you an email to confirm receipt of your submission; if you do not receive confirmation with 48 hours, we have not received your submission.
The RFS Conference on FinTech is grateful for the financial support of the Society for Financial Studies, the Johnson Graduate School of Management at the Cornell S.C. Johnson College of Business, and the XIN Real Estate FinTech Research Center at the PBC School of Finance, Tsinghua University.
We are excited to share the program for the upcoming Climate Finance Workshop, which will take place November 30, 2017 at Columbia University. This workshop is part of a two-stage editorial process designed to encourage researchers to engage in innovative research on the emerging topic of Climate Finance.
At this workshop, authors will present their accepted proposals to peer authors and other invited experts for feedback. To register to attend the workshop, please view the details on the Columbia web site at http://econ.columbia.edu/climate-finance-workshop.
The Editor’s Choice article for 30(11) is “Credit-Induced Boom and Bust” by Marco Di Maggio and Amir Kermani. You can read the article free online.