2019 RCFS/RAPS Conference at Baha Mar

Following the success of the first RCFS conference last year, the Society for Financial Studies is hosting a joint RCFS/RAPS conference at Nassau in the Bahamas from February 15 to 17, 2019. The sponsoring editors are: (RCFS) Andrew Ellul, Isil Erel, Gregor Matvos, Uday Rajan, and (RAPS) Jeffrey Pontiff, Hui Chen, Thierry Foucault, and Nikolai Roussanov. The submission period is September 7 – November 1, 2018. The Call for Papers may be viewed here.

Editor’s Choice: September

The Editor’s Choice paper for September 2018 (issue 7/2) is “Within-Bank Spillovers of Real Estate Shocks” by Vicente Cuñat, Dragana Cvijanović, and Kathy Yuan. You can read the article free online here.

Introducing Isil Erel

We welcome Isil Erel as an Editor of RCFS. Isil is the David A. Rismiller Chair in Finance and the academic director of the Risk Institute at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business. Please join us in welcoming Isil to the team.

Editor Efraim Benmelech

We extend our sincere thanks to Efraim Benmelech, who has retired as an Editor of RCFS. Effi has been with RCFS since the beginning and was an Editor for our inaugural issue. We thank him for his service to the journal.

Rising Scholar Award

RCFS is pleased to announce the addition of the Rising Scholar Award. Authors are eligible for the prize if no author on the submitted paper received either their current academic appointment or most recent Ph.D. more than 6 years prior to when the paper was submitted to RCFS. For more information, visit Rising Scholar.

Submission Fees for Dual Submission Papers

Please be advised of our new policy regarding dual submission papers. If your dual submission paper is invited to continue the submission process with the journal, the submission fee will be waived for the first round of submission to the journal. If there are subsequent rounds of submission, the standard submission fee will be required. This differs from our prior policy in which the fees were waived for dual submission papers for subsequent rounds of submission. This change is to help cover the cost of referee fees. If you have any questions about whether you need to pay a fee, please contact Managing Editor Jaclyn Einstein before completing your submission.