Associate Editors

We welcome the following associate editors to the RCFS team:

Heitor Almeida (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Jonathan Cohn (University of Texas at Austin)
Sudipto Dasgupta (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Elena Loutskina (University of Virginia)
Andrey Malenko (University of Michigan)
Paige Oiumet (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Giorgia Piacentino (Columbia University)
Adriano Rampini (Duke University)
Martin Schmalz (University of Oxford).

Introducing the Prior Review Process

The Review of Corporate Finance Studies is introducing a Prior Review Process. The goal of such review process is to help the editors arrive at a quick and informed decision on a paper based on feedback received by the authors from previous submissions. A paper is eligible for this optional review process if it was previously submitted to a few select journals. Starting on June 1, 2020, when you submit a paper, you can choose to submit it under the Prior Review Process. If you choose this option, you will be asked to upload the reviews from previous submissions of your paper to other journals. All material and correspondence sent to RCFS will be treated as private and confidential. If you are interested in this option, please see Prior Review Policy for more details.

Forthcoming Paper

“Brand Equity, Earnings Management, and Financial Reporting Irregularities” by Ghada Ismail, Fariz Huseynov, Pankaj  K. Jain, and Thomas H. McInish

Winners of the RCFS Awards

The winners of the annual RCFS Awards were announced at the virtual Awards Reception on May 26 as part of the Cavalcade. We are pleased to share the winners:

Best Paper Award
“Deposit Insurance, Bank Risk-Taking, and Failures: Evidence from Early Twentieth-Century State Deposit Insurance Systems”
Felipe Aldunate
Prize: $10,000

Referee of the Year
Chotibhak Jotikasthira
Prize: $1000

For the first time ever, RCFS awarded the Rising Scholar Award, which is presented to a paper on which no author received either their current academic appointment or most recent PhD more than 6 years prior to when the paper was submitted to RCFS.

Rising Scholar Award
“Contingent Capital Trigger Effects: Evidence from Liability Management Exercises”
Boris Vallee
Prize: $5000

Congratulations to all our award winners!

Cavalcade Keynotes

Don’t miss the keynote speeches at next week’s virtual Cavalcade:

Tuesday May 26, 3:45pm RAPS Keynote by Campbell Harvey (Duke), “Tortured Data”

Wednesday May 27, 12pm Cavalcade Keynote by Antoinette Schoar (MIT), “Consumer Financial Protection as Whack-a-mole”

Wednesday May 273:45pm RCFS Keynote: Thomas Philippon (NYU), “Efficient Programs to Support Businesses during Crises”

Thursday May 28, 12pm Keynote by Amir Yaron (Bank of Israel, University of Pennsylvania)

All times are in EDT.

Webinar: An Evaluation of the Fed-Treasury Credit Programs

On Monday, May 11 at 12:30 PM EST, Jeremy Stein will join a webinar, co-hosted by the Princeton Bendheim Center for Finance and the Society for Financial Studies, on the COVID-19 credit programs recently implemented by the Federal Reserve and the U.S. Treasury. Stein is a Professor of Economics at Harvard University and a former Governor of the Federal Reserve.

The event will begin with a brief discussion by Markus Brunnermeier, Director of the Princeton Bendheim Center for Finance. Stein will then present. Both Brunnermeier and Stein will take questions from the audience throughout the event.

Preregistration is required.

Registration is Open for Virtual Cavalcade

Registration for the virtual SFS Cavalcade North America 2020 conference is now open on the Cavalcade web site. Registration is free. Please make sure to register using your academic email address. The conference will take place May 25-28, 2020, hosted by the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. Register by May 20.