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 Travel Grant program has been suspended for the 2021 Annual Meeting although the AFA is hosting a panel event for Ph.D. students similar to that typically provided to the Travel Grant recipients.

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.

AFA Annual Meeting 2021 Paper Submissions -NOW CLOSED

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.