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2013 News Archive

December 16, 2013: Cavalcade Submission Now Closed

The submission period for the 2014 Finance Cavalcade is now closed. Information for the conference is available at Cavalcade 2014.

December 10, 2013: 16th Annual Texas Finance Festival

RFS will co-sponsor the 16th Annual Texas Finance Festival, which will take place April 24-26, 2014. For more information, please see the Call for Papers.

December 8, 2013: Cavalcade Submission Deadline Approaching

There is one week left to submit your papers to the 2014 SFS Finance Cavalcade. The submission deadline is December 15, 2013. Click here to submit.

November 15, 2013: Conference Fee Waiver for Doctoral Students

Are you a doctoral student who is considering submitting a paper to the Cavalcade? If you and your co-authors are all doctoral students, your submission fee is waived! In addition, your registration fee will be waived! For more, please visit Cavalcade 2014.

November 14, 2013: Third Symposium on Emerging Financial Markets

RFS will be a co-sponsor of the Third Symposium on Emerging Financial Markets: China and Beyond, which will take place July 5 & 6, 2014, in Beijing. For more information, and to read the Call for Papers, please visit:

November 13, 2013: Award Sponsorship

RFS is happy to announce that Cornerstone Research will be the sponsor for the 2014 Referee of the Year Award and 2014 Distinguished Referee Awards, which will be presented at the 2014 Finance Cavalcade.

November 11, 2013: Cavalcade Submission Now Open!

Submissions are now being accepted for the 2014 SFS Finance Cavalcade. Visit the conference web site to submit. The deadline to submit is December 15, 2013.

November 7, 2013: RFS in Virtual Issue on China’s Economic Development

RFS is featured in a new virtual issue entitled “China’s Economic Development.” Check it out here!

November 4, 2013: Award Sponsorship

RFS is pleased to announce that Research Affiliates will be the sponsor for the 2014 Michael J. Brennan Best Paper Award and the 2014 Rising Researcher Prize. The awards will be presented at the 2014 Finance Cavalcade.

October 23, 2013: Congratulations to the Nobel Prize Winners for Economics

RFS congratulates Nobel prize winners Eugene F. Fama, Lars Peter Hansen, and Robert J. Shiller. To celebrate, our publisher has created a special web site, Nobel Prize for Economics, on which you can read–for free!–RFS papers written by the prize winners.

October 16, 2013: Launch of New Web Sites

Our new sites have launched. Please note that some information on the site (such as turnaround time and acceptance rate) may be displaying incorrectly while we reconnect our sites.

October 8, 2013: SFS Web Sites

The SFS web sites were recently hacked. This issue has been addressed.

We will soon be launching our new web sites. Please bear with us while we fix any technical issues that may arise.

September 27, 2013: Bid Deadline Approaching

Don’t forget to submit your bid for hosting the 2015 Cavalcade by Monday, October 14, 2013! For more information, please visit Cavalcade 2015.

August 26, 2013: Joint Editorial

A Joint Editorial has been written by David Hirshleifer, G. William Schwert, and Kenneth J. Singleton (Editors, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Economics, and Journal of Finance), and can be viewed at Joint Editorial 2013.

July 1, 2013: Editorial Team Changes

We are pleased to announce three new RFS editors: Dave Denis, Itay Goldstein, and Leonid Kogan. All three editors start July 1, 2013, and you are now able to suggest them as possible editors when you submit a paper.

Two of our editors, Pietro Veronesi and Michael Weisbach, have stepped down as of July 1. We thank them for their service to the RFS.

We also thank our retiring Associate Editors Dave Denis, Michelle Lowry, David Robinson, Clemens Sialm, and Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh, and welcome our incoming Associate Editors Ruediger Fahlenbrach, Stuart Gillan, Jarrad Harford, Robert Hodrick, Mark Huson, Marcin Kacperczyk, and Lars Lochstoer.

May 23, 2013: Award Winners

This year’s award winners were announced at the Cavalcade. For the first time, we had a tie for the Michael J. Brennan Best Paper Award, which was not broken by a tie-breaker vote. The winners are:

“Journalists and the Stock Market” by
Casey Dougal, Joseph Engelberg, Diego García, and Christopher A. Parsons

“Investment and Capital Constraints: Repatriations Under the American Jobs Creation Act” by
Michael Faulkender and Mitchell Petersen

Referee of the Year: Marcin Kacperczyk

Distinguished Referees:
Sandy Klasa
Oguzhan Ozbas
Woojin Kim
Mark Huson
Stuart Gillan
Hui Chen
Martin Oehmke
Taylor Nadauld

Young Researcher Prize:
“Finding a Good Price in Opaque Over-the-Counter Markets?” by Haoxiang Zhu

Congratulations to the winners!

April 1, 2013: Update to Young Researcher Prize Criteria

The criteria for the Young Researcher Prize has changed from 18 months post-Ph.D. to 3 years. For full details, please visit the Young Researcher Prize page.

March 21, 2013: Program for Sixth Biennial McGill Global Asset Management Conference

The program for the The Sixth Biennial McGill Global Asset Management Conference, co-sponsored by RFS, is available at 2013 Sixth Biennial McGill Program.

March 4, 2013: 2013 Cavalcade Program

The Cavalcade program is now available on the Cavalcade page.

February 15, 2013: Register for the 2013 Cavalcade!

The registration webpage for the 2013 Cavalcade is now online. To register, please visit the Cavalade page.