Rising Scholar Award

RCFS is now offering a Rising Scholar Award. The $5000 prize is awarded to a paper that was published in RAPS in which no author on the paper received either their current academic appointment or most recent Ph.D. more than 6 years prior to when the paper was submitted to RAPS. Is your paper eligible? Check the requirements and if you are eligible, remember to select “Rising Scholar” as your paper type when you submit to RCFS.

Part-Time Data Collection Assistant

The Society of Financial Studies has a part-time opening for a data collection assistant. Typical hours would be approximately 10 hours per week, but you would have the flexibility to work where you wish and when you wish. Internet access is required. Some familiarity with finance journals and papers is preferred. This position pays $20 per hour. To be considered, please send a CV/resume to manager@sfs.org by October 31, 2018.

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.