International Review of Finance

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Edited By: Henry Cao, Sudipto Dasgupta, Hong Yan, and Ramazan Gençay (Letters Section)

Impact Factor: 0.558

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 79/96 (Business Finance)

Online ISSN: 1468-2443

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Overview of the Journal

International Review of Finance publishes high-quality research on all aspects of financial economics, including traditional areas such as asset pricing, corporate finance and market microstructure, as well as new areas such as markets and institutions of emerging markets. The journal welcomes contributions that deal with international issues or issues related to specific countries.

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News and announcements

International Review of Finance conference details

International Review of Finance together with the Nippon Finance Association hosted a conference on July 3 in Tokyo, Japan. The theme for the conference was Japanese Financial Markets: Corporate Finance, Institutions, and Investments.

A selection of papers presented at the conference will also be published as a special issue of the journal. Professor Sheridan Titman will join the editors in organizing the conference and editing the special issue.

You can view the program for the conference online now.

International Review of Finance top articles

Read the top International Review of Finance articles online:

Governance and the Financial Crisis
Renée Birgit Adams

Executive Pay and Performance: Did Bankers' Bonuses Cause the Crisis?
Paul Gregg, Sarah Jewell and Ian Tonks

How much does an Illegal Insider Trade?
Alex Frino, Stephen Satchell, Brad Wong and Hui Zheng

The Governance of Financial Regulation: Reform Lessons from the Recent Crisis
Ross Levine

A Trust Crisis
Paola Sapienza and Luigi Zingales

Great news

IRF Adds a "Letters" Section

The International Review of Finance will accept submissions of short (less than 8 printed pages) articles in all fields of Finance to be published in its new Letters Section. Examples of submissions suitable for this section include thoughtful replications of existing studies using alternative data bases. The cover page should indicate whether the submitted article is for consideration for the Letters Section. Submission fee policies for full length articles will apply for letter-length articles as well.

IRF now ISI listed

We are delighted to announce that International Review of Finance received a 2014 Impact Factor of 1.179, ranking top 38.6% (34 out of 88) in the Business, Finance subject category. The 2014 Impact Factor increased 58% compared with the 2013 Impact Factor of 0.744.

We would like to congratulate and thank the editors, authors and reviewers for all of their hard work.

Submit your paper today!

Best paper prize

Submit your paper today!

The winner of the Best Paper Prize for articles submitted in 2013 is:

Is Firm-Specific return Variation a Measure of Information Efficiency?” by KEE-HONG BAE, JIN-MO KIM and YANG NI.

The reviewers selected the paper because of its “conceptual importance and innovative design”. You can read the winning paper online now.

The winner of the Best Paper Prize for articles submitted in 2012 is:

Bailouts, Monitoring, and Penalties: An Integrated Framework of Government Policies to Manage the Too Big to Fail Problem by Ning Gong of University of Melbourne and Kenneth Jones of State Street Corporation (Boston, MA)

The reviewers selected the paper because of its 'topicality, policy relevance, and rigorous analysis'. You can read the winning paper online now.

In the first two issues of 2012 International Review of Finance published a double special issue on governance, policy and the crisis. You can read both issues online now.