The Journal of Finance

Cover image for Vol. 72 Issue 3

Edited By: Stefan Nagel

Impact Factor: 6.043

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 1/96 (Business Finance); 2/347 (Economics)

Online ISSN: 1540-6261

Society Information

The American Finance Association (AFA) is the premiere academic organization devoted to the study and promotion of knowledge about financial economics. The purpose of the Association is to provide for the mutual association of persons with an interest in finance to improve public understanding of financial problems, and to provide for the exchange of financial ideas through the distribution of a periodical and other media; to encourage the study of finance in colleges and universities; to conduct such other activities as may be appropriate for a non-profit, professional society in the field of finance.

The AFA was planned at a meeting in December 1939 in Philadelphia. The Journal of Finance was first published in August 1946 when dues were $3 a year. Association membership has grown steadily over time. Today the AFA has over 8,000 members and dues are $40 a year. The AFA sponsors an annual meeting each January where the President speaks on a chosen topic and papers which cover the gamut of financial topics are presented. The current President of the Association is René Stulz of Ohio State University. David Pyle of the University of California, Berkeley serves as Executive Secretary and Treasurer. The Association has a board which rotates over time and assists in key decisions.

Membership in the Association is on a calendar year basis and is available only through written application.

Correspondence relating to all business matters - subscriptions, orders for single copies, permission to reprint, changes of address, advertising - should be sent to:

350 Main Street
Malden, MA 02148
Phone: +1 (781) 388-8200
Fax: (781) 388-8220

Correspondence relating to the Association and membership should be sent to:

James Schallheim
Executive Secretary and Treasurer
American Finance Association
University of Utah
1645 E Campus Center Drive, Room 109
Salt Lake City, UT, 84112

2013 Officers

President: Robert Stambaugh, University of Pennsylvania
President Elect: Luigi Zingales, University of Chicago
Vice President: Patrick Bolton, Columbia University
Executive Secretary and Treasurer: James Schallheim, University of Utah

Board of Directors

Nicholas Barberis, Yale University
Markus Brunnermeier, Princeton University
Darrell Duffie, Stanford University
William Goetzmann, Yale University
Harrison Hong, Princeton Univeristy
Robert McDonald, Northwestern University
Tobias Moskowitz, University of Chicago
Monika Piazzesi, Stanford University
Jeremy Stein, Harvard University
Annette Vissing-Jorgensen, Northwestern University
Michael Weisbach, Ohio State University

Please click here for The American Finance Association website