Ralph Koijen Selected as 2019 Fischer Black Prize Winner

The American Finance Association’s 2019 Fischer Black Prize is awarded to Professor Ralph Koijen of the University of Chicago. The prize is awarded to the person under 40 whose work best exemplifies the Fischer Black hallmark of developing original research that is relevant to finance practice. Professor Koijen’s work meets this high standard.

Ralph S.J. Koijen is a Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Research Fellow of the Center for Economic Policy Research. He serves as an Editor of the Review of Financial Studies and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Political Economy.

Professor Koijen’s research focuses on finance, insurance, and macroeconomics. His research has been published in the American Economic Review, Econometrica, the Journal of Political Economy, the Journal of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, and the Journal of Financial Economics. His research has been covered in popular media, such as the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, and The Economist.Before joining Chicago Booth in 2018, Professor Koijen was a Professor of Finance at the London Business School and NYU Stern, and an Assistant and Associate Professor of Finance at Chicago Booth. He received his undergraduate degree in Econometrics from Tilburg University and his Ph.D. in Finance from Tilburg University.

AFA 2018 Election Results

Congratulations to the officers and directors elected in the AFA 2018 election:

  • President: David Hirshleifer,
  • President Elect and 2020 Program Chair: Kenneth Singleton,
  • Vice President: John Graham,
  • Directors: Andrea Eisfeldt, Anna Pavlova, and Ingrid Werner

AFA Statement on Updates to the Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics

Friday, November 30, 2018

We call upon all AFA Members to follow and promote high standards of professional conduct and ethics as outlined in the AFA Code, as we believe the principles embodied within it are vital to the maintenance and growth of a healthy and successful scientific community that is open and welcoming to all contributors.  While the AFA does not monitor individual behavior, we reply upon and support the activities of local institutions and individuals to encourage appropriate professional conduct and high ethical standards….

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AFA 2019 Annual Meeting: Hotel and Conference Information Update

The AFA 2019 Annual Meeting will be held January 4-6, 2019 (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) in Atlanta, Georgia.