We’re happy to announce that the Associate Chair for SFS Cavalcade North America 2022 will be Jules van Binsbergen (The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania). Professor van Binsbergen joins Chair Andrea Eisfeldt (UCLA) and Vice Chair Victoria Ivashina (Harvard Business School).
The 2022 RCFS Winter Conference is now accepting submissions. Please see the Call for Papers and the Call for Registered Reports/Proposals on “Finance for the Greater Good” for more details. The conference, which features a dual submission option with RCFS, will take place February 19-20, at the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort in Florida.
The sponsoring editors are Andrew Ellul, Isil Erel, Camelia Kuhnen, and Robert Marquez. The submission deadline is November 19, 2021, for papers and December 5, 2021, for registered reports.
An SFS Advisory Editor position is available for the next academic year; the start date is flexible. The position is a particularly good fit for finance/economics post-docs or late-stage PhD students. The primary task is to provide editorial support in the review process and requires about 10 hours per week with a minimum commitment for one year (or preferably for two years). The position allows working closely with the RFS/RAPS/RCFS editors and for ample time to continue work on one’s own research. Salary is competitive. The position will 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.
Videos of the paper presentations from Cavalcade North America 2021 are now available on the Cavalcade web site. Our thanks to the MIT Golub Center for Finance and Policy for preparing and hosting the videos.
Raman Uppal has completed his term as Council Chair. Raman has long been dedicated to the SFS and its journals. He previously served as an SFS Council Member, an RFS editor, a RAPS editor, and a RAPS associate editor. We are so grateful to Raman for all he has done for the Society.
Renee Adams will be the new Council Chair. Renee has been on the SFS Council since 2017.
Lalitha Naveen has joined as Secretary/Treasurer. She previously served as an Associate Editor for RFS.
We welcome Paola Sapienza to the SFS Council. Paola is the Donald C. Clark/HSBC Chair in Consumer Finance Professor at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, a faculty research fellow at NBER, and a research affiliate of CEPR.
Videos of the keynotes from Cavalcade North America 2021 are now available on the Cavalcade web site. Our thanks to the MIT Golub Center for Finance and Policy for preparing and hosting the videos. Videos from the paper presentations will be linked on the website soon.
Cavalcade Keynote: “Epidemics, Crises, and Beliefs” by Ulrike Malmendier (UC Berkeley)
RCFS Keynote: “A Goldilocks Theory of Fiscal Policy” by Amir Sufi (University of Chicago)
RAPS Keynote: “Q&A Session” by Eugene Fama (University of Chicago)
We are pleased to welcome Lalitha Naveen to the role of SFS Secretary/Treasurer. Lalitha is an Associate Professor of Finance at Temple University. She previously served as an Associate Editor for RFS.
Please join us in welcoming Lalitha.
The winners of the SFS Cavalcade North America 2021 Best Paper Awards were announced at the virtual awards presentation on May 25. We are pleased to share the winners:
Best Paper in Corporate Finance
“Friends in Media”
Best Paper in Asset Pricing
“Social Security and Trends in Wealth Inequality”
Sylvain Catherine, Max Miller, Natasha Sarin
The Arthur Warga Award for Best Paper in Fixed Income
“Credit Fire Sales: Captive Lending as Liquidity in Distress”
Matteo Benetton, Sergio Mayordomo, Daniel Paravisini
Prize: $750 (2% of the endowment)
Congratulations to all our award winners!