Webinar: An Evaluation of the Fed-Treasury Credit Programs

On Monday, May 11 at 12:30 PM EST, Jeremy Stein will join a webinar, co-hosted by the Princeton Bendheim Center for Finance and the Society for Financial Studies, on the COVID-19 credit programs recently implemented by the Federal Reserve and the U.S. Treasury. Stein is a Professor of Economics at Harvard University and a former Governor of the Federal Reserve.

The event will begin with a brief discussion by Markus Brunnermeier, Director of the Princeton Bendheim Center for Finance. Stein will then present. Both Brunnermeier and Stein will take questions from the audience throughout the event.

Preregistration is required.

Registration is Open for Virtual Cavalcade

Registration for the virtual SFS Cavalcade North America 2020 conference is now open on the Cavalcade web site. Registration is free. Please make sure to register using your academic email address. The conference will take place May 25-28, 2020, hosted by the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. Register by May 20.

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Collection

Oxford University Press presents the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Collection, featuring papers from RAPS, RCFS, and RFS. The following papers are included:

RAPS
-Firm Creation and Destruction, and Asset Prices by Jan Bena, Lorenzo Garlappi, and Patrick Grüning

RCFS
-Corporate Innovation and Returns by Jan Bena and Lorenzo Garlappi
-Lending to Innovative Firms by Sudheer Chava, Vikram Nanda, and Steven Chong Xiao

RFS
-Destructive Creation at Work: How Financial Distress Spurs Entrepreneurship by Tania Babina
-The Political Economy of Financial Innovation: Evidence from Local Governments by Christophe Pérignon and Boris Vallée
-How Valuable Is FinTech Innovation? by Mark A. Chen, Qinxi Wu, and Baozhong Yang
-Intellectual Property Rights Protection, Ownership, and Innovation: Evidence from China by Lily H. Fang, Josh Lerner, and Chaopeng Wu

The featured papers are free to read through the end of June on Oxford University Press’s web site.

Part-time RFS Advisory Editor Position

UPDATED April 20, 2020: The position has been filled.

A part-time RFS advisory editor position is available for the next academic year, beginning in August 2020.  We’re looking for an advanced finance or economics PhD 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 8, 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.