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Guidelines for the AFA Rookie Recruiting Cycle

The AFA rookie job market cycle of 2021-2022 created uncertainty, confusion, and unneeded stress for job market candidates and for recruiters. In the interest of developing a more coordinated job market that benefits all involved, the AFA Board has the following suggested guidelines...
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RECENT UPDATE: Job Market candidates are eligible to be nominated for a 2023 AFA Travel Grant. Please submit Travel Grant Nominations and PhD Student Poster Session Submissions by July 31.

This year the AFA will again host a PhD Student Poster Session as part of the Annual Meeting. The AFA will also award Travel Grants to doctoral students to help...
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Transition to New AFA Executive Secretary and Treasurer

The AFA is pleased to announce that Kathleen Weiss Hanley has accepted the role of AFA Executive Secretary and Treasurer (EST).  From July 1, 2022 until June 30, 2023, Professor...
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Watch now: AFA Presidential Address

View the recording of John Graham's Presidential Address "Corporate Finance and Reality"
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Reminder: Transition to new editorial team on July 1, 2022

On June 30, 2022, the current JF editorial team will step down after serving two consecutive three-year terms. A new editorial team lead by executive editor Antoinette Schoar will take over on July 1, 2022.   To ensure continuity, the two editorial teams agreed to the following transition policy:  New first-round submissions: Papers that come …



Guidelines for the AFA Rookie Recruiting Cycle

The AFA rookie job market cycle of 2021-2022 created uncertainty, confusion, and unneeded stress for job market candidates and for recruiters. In the interest of developing a more coordinated job market that benefits all involved, the AFA Board has the following suggested guidelines…

RECENT UPDATE: Job Market candidates are eligible to be nominated for a 2023 AFA Travel Grant. Please submit Travel Grant Nominations and PhD Student Poster Session Submissions by July 31.

This year the AFA will again host a PhD Student Poster Session as part of the Annual Meeting. The AFA will also award Travel Grants to doctoral students to help defray the costs of attending our 2023 Annual Meeting, which will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana on January 6-8, 2023. Details on both programs …

Transition to New AFA Executive Secretary and Treasurer

The AFA is pleased to announce that Kathleen Weiss Hanley has accepted the role of AFA Executive Secretary and Treasurer (EST).  From July 1, 2022 until June 30, 2023, Professor Hanley will work alongside current EST Jim Schallheim.  Beginning July 1, 2023, Professor Hanley will assume the office of EST. Professor Hanley holds the position …

Sad news: David Mayers, Co-Editor of the Journal of Finance (1988-1995), Passed Away

David Mayers was professor emeritus of finance at UC Riverside’s School of Business. He received his Ph.D. in business administration from the University of Rochester, his M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and his B.S. in engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis. Dave Mayers served as co-editor of the Journal of Finance from …