AFA 2021 Annual Meetings will be VIRTUAL

The ASSA has announced that the 2021 ASSA meeting will be held online — a VIRTUAL 2021 AEA/ASSA Annual Meeting.  As the AFA is a part of the ASSA meetings, we will be joining the virtual meetings to be held on January 3 – 5, 2021. Details for the virtual meetings are being worked out and we will be notifying authors, speakers, and participants as soon as we have specific information regarding the AFA portion of the meetings. Registration will open in September and the registration fee will be set to cover the costs of holding the virtual meeting. You can find more details at https://www.aeaweb.org/conference/.  

PH.D. STUDENT POSTER SESSION: The Ph.D. Student Poster Session will still occur in some capacity although these details are not yet set. Please submit your paper for consideration by July 31, 2020.  

TRAVEL GRANTS: The Travel Grant program has been suspended for this year although the AFA is considering hosting a panel event for Ph.D. students similar to that typically provided to the Travel Grant recipients. More information will be made available closer to the meetings.  

Please also see the Annual Meeting page for updates.

Thank you for your patience in these difficult COVID-19 times and please stay safe.

Travel Grant Nominations and Ph.D. Student Poster Session Submissions – UPDATE

This year the AFA will again host a Ph.D. Student Poster Session as part of the Annual Meeting. The format of the Poster Session is not yet set as the conference will be held virtually for 2021.

The Travel Grant program has been suspended for the 2021 Annual Meeting although the AFA is considering hosting a panel event for Ph.D. students similar to that typically provided to the Travel Grant recipients. More information will be made available closer to the meetings.  

The 2021 Annual Meeting, will be held on-line on January 3-5, 2021. Details can be found on the Annual Meeting page of the AFA website.

Thank you for your patience in these difficult COVID-19 times and please stay safe.

Conference on the Financial Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic

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.

Paper Submission

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 BondStefan NagelAmit 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.

Virtual Conferences and Events Calendar

A new Events Calendar is available for posting Virtual Conferences and other events. There is no cost to post your Call for Papers, Conference, Workshop, or Seminar. Submit your event here.

Sad News: Hans Stoll Passes Away

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.