The 2021 RCFS Winter Conference is now accepting submissions. Please see the Call for Papers and the Call for Registered Reports on Discrimination, Disparities, and Diversity in Finance for more details. The conference, which features a dual submission option with RCFS, will take place virtually on February 13 and 14, 2021. The sponsoring editors are Andrew Ellul, Isil Erel, Camelia Kuhnen, and Uday Rajan. The submission deadline is December 1, 2020, for papers and December 21, 2020, for registered reports.
UPDATED NOVEMBER 16, 2020: The position has been filled.
The Society of Financial Studies has an opening for a data collection assistant. This is a virtual position, which provides the flexibility to work where you wish. The typical workload is approximately 10 hours per week. Some familiarity with finance journals and papers is preferred. This position pays $20 per hour. Please send CV/resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 31, 2020.
The Call for Papers for the NBER-RFS Inequality, Discrimination, and the Financial System Virtual Conference is now available. The conference, which features a dual submission option with RFS, will take place online April 1-2, 2021. The RFS sponsoring editors are Gregor Matvos, Manju Puri, and Tarun Ramadorai. The submission deadline is January 24, 2021. For more details, please see the NBER site.
Our publisher, Oxford University Press, has pledged to make content related to COVID-19 freely accessible online. The Review of Asset Pricing Studies and The Review of Corporate Finance Studies have forthcoming special issues on COVID-19. These papers will be freely accessible online as part of OUP’s collection. You can read these papers as they become available on advance access (RAPS) and advance access (RCFS).
Oxford University Press presents the Responses to Economic Shocks Collection, featuring papers from RAPS, RCFS, and RFS. The following papers are included:
-Preventing Controversial Catastrophes by Steven D. Baker, Burton Hollifield, and Emilio Osambela
-Economic Uncertainty and Interest Rates by Samuel M. Hartzmark
-How Do Laws and Institutions Affect Recovery Rates for Collateral? by Hans Degryse, Vasso Ioannidou, José María Liberti, and Jason Sturgess
-The Financial Crisis of 2007–2009: Why Did It Happen and What Did We Learn? by Anjan V. Thakor
-Macroeconomic Risk and Debt Overhang by Hui Chen and Gustavo Manso
-Uncertainty and Economic Activity: A Multicountry Perspective by Ambrogio Cesa-Bianchi, M. Hashem Pesaran, and Alessandro Rebucci
-Destructive Creation at Work: How Financial Distress Spurs Entrepreneurship by Tania Babina
-Asset Price Bubbles and Systemic Risk by Markus Brunnermeier, Simon Rother, and Isabel Schnabel
-Shock Transmission Through Cross-Border Bank Lending: Credit and Real Effects by Galina Hale, Tümer Kapan, and Camelia Minoiu
The featured papers are free to read through the end of September on Oxford University Press’s web site.
On July 1, Antoinette Schoar became the SFS President and Wei Jiang became the SFS Vice President.
Antoinette Schoar is the Stewart C. Myers-Horn Family Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship at the MIT Sloan School of Management. She also served in chairing roles for SFS Cavalcade North America from 2017-2019.
Wei Jiang is the Arthur F. Burns Professor of Free and Competitive Enterprise at
Columbia Business School. She was an editor of RFS from 2017 – 2019 and an associate editor from 2012 – 2015. She served in chairing roles for SFS Cavalcade North America in 2014 and 2015.
Please join us in welcoming Antoinette and Wei.
Josef Zechner completed his term as Vice President on June 30. Before serving as Vice President, Josef was on the Council.
Tarun Ramadorai completed his term on the Council on June 30. He has taken on an editor role at RFS, and previously served as an associate editor at RFS.
We are grateful to Josef and Tarun for their service.
Craig Holden has been renewed as Secretary/Treasurer. He has served in this role since 2012.
Allaudeen Hameed has been renewed for another term on the SFS Council. He has served on the council since 2017.
Liyan Yang joined the SFS Council on July 1. He is the Peter L. Mitchelson/SIT Investment Associates Foundation Chair in Investment Strategy at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.
We are extremely grateful to Laura Starks, who completed her role as SFS President on June 30. Since 1997, Laura has served in five different roles across the SFS and our journals. Her guidance and commitment have been invaluable. Prior to serving as President, Laura was SFS Vice President, SFS Council Chair, an editor of RFS, and an associate editor of RFS. We thank her for her dedication.