Innovation & Entrepreneurship Collection

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

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

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

-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.

Updated Statement Regarding the SFS Cavalcade

Given the ongoing uncertainty regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, regrettably we have decided the SFS Cavalcade North America will not be held in person at UNC. We are exploring the possibility of holding it as a virtual conference and we will provide more information when it becomes available. 

Please cancel any hotel reservations you have made at the Rizzo Center by going to  

Below the “find rooms” link is another link for canceling:
“If you need to modify or cancel your group reservation, click here.”

If you have already paid a registration fee, we will automatically refund it. You do not need to contact us for a refund.

Regarding the Current Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak and the SFS Cavalcade

We are planning to proceed with SFS Cavalcade North America 2020 and the safety of the participants is a top priority. We are in hopes that by late May the outbreak will have been contained and not pose a threat. We plan to continually reevaluate whether we need to change the plans based on public health guidance. 

We suggest that participants may want to consider whether they should delay booking travel until closer to the meeting. We also ask participants who have visited a CDC Level 3 country within 14 days prior to the conference (or who otherwise suspect that they may have been exposed to the coronavirus) to refrain from attending. If authors or discussants are unable to attend, we will provide video links so that they can participate electronically.

Program and Registration for Cavalcade North America 2020

The program and registration for SFS Cavalcade North America 2020 are now available on the conference web site. The Cavalcade will take place May 25-28 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Register by April 15 to pay the discounted registration fee of $175 for members or $225 for nonmembers. The registration fee is waived for doctoral students (from any university) and UNC faculty members.