The Journal of Finance and the Fama-Miller Center for Research in Finance at University of Chicago Booth School of Business are organizing a conference on the financial consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. The conference will be held by videoconference in five daily two-hour sessions from October 12 to 16, 2020.
In early March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic. Not only has it resulted in a global public health crisis, but it has also had very large negative impact on economic activity. In response, governments around the world have taken various steps to mitigate the adverse health and economic effects.
The goal of this conference is to bring together economists from academia and policy-making institutions to discuss research papers that shed light on the economic effects of the pandemic on corporate, household, financial, and government sectors and on the policy responses to the crisis. All editors of the Journal of Finance will be present at the conference.
Manuscripts may be submitted no later than September 15, 2020, Noon CDT. To submit a paper, please click here
A committee of the editors (Philip Bond, Stefan Nagel, Amit Seru and Wei Xiong) and associate editors of the Journal of Finance will select the conference papers from the submissions. The results of the selection process will be announced by the end of September 2020. The online nature of the conference allows for a tight window between submissions, selection, and conference, which should allow the conference to include the most timely research on the topic.
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Hans Stoll, AFA Fellow and Past President (1999), passed away on March 20th at the age of 80.
Hans joined the Vanderbilt Graduate School of Management in 1980, after a distinguished tenure at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he had been a faculty member since 1966. Hans built the finance group at Owen, hiring many faculty members over his 30+ years leading the group. He founded the Financial Markets Research Center in 1987, Owen’s first research center that today has an international reputation. Hans was born in Germany and went on to receive an A.B. degree from Swarthmore College in 1961 and M.B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the Graduate School of Business of the University of Chicago in 1963 and 1966, respectively.
The paper submission site for the 2021 American Finance Association annual meeting is now closed. Papers were to be submitted through Conference Maker before Monday, March 16 at 3:00pm EST.
There is no paper submission fee, but please note that (1) the
submitting author must be an AFA member for the paper to be considered
and (2) each individual may only submit one paper (although they can be a
coauthor on other submitted papers).
NOTE: AFA Membership status will be verified at the time of paper submission. You will need your AFA membership number to complete your submission. Please see additional information on the Annual Meeting page of this website.
The Executive Committee of the AFA is pleased to announce the position of AFA Ombudsperson (Ombuds). The position will be held by Francine Montemurro, who has over 20 years’ experience as a practicing Ombuds. Francine can be reached at email@example.com. Learn more about the AFA Ombuds here.