Journal of Financial Economics

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The Journal of Financial Economics (JFE) is a leading peer-reviewed academic journal covering theoretical and empirical topics in financial economics. It provides a specialized forum for the publication of research in the area of financial economics and the theory of the firm, placing primary emphasis on the highest quality empirical, theoretical, and experimental contributions in the following major areas: capital markets, financial intermediation, entrepreneurial finance, corporate finance, corporate governance, the economics of organizations, macro finance, behavioral finance, and household finance. [5]

Editors

The current editor-in-chief is Toni M. Whited (Ross School of Business).

The following persons are or have been editors or coeditors of the journal: [4]

Awards

The journal issues two annual prizes for economics research, Jensen Prize and Fama–DFA Prize.

Related Research Articles

Financial economics is the branch of economics characterized by a "concentration on monetary activities", in which "money of one type or another is likely to appear on both sides of a trade". Its concern is thus the interrelation of financial variables, such as share prices, interest rates and exchange rates, as opposed to those concerning the real economy. It has two main areas of focus: asset pricing and corporate finance; the first being the perspective of providers of capital, i.e. investors, and the second of users of capital. It thus provides the theoretical underpinning for much of finance.

Robert C. Merton American economist

Robert Cox Merton is an American economist, Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences laureate, and professor at the The MIT Sloan School of Management, known for his pioneering contributions to continuous-time finance, especially the first continuous-time option pricing model, the Black–Scholes–Merton model. In 1993 Merton co-founded hedge fund Long-Term Capital Management.

Myron Scholes

Myron Samuel Scholes is a Canadian-American financial economist. Scholes is the Frank E. Buck Professor of Finance, Emeritus, at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences, and co-originator of the Black–Scholes options pricing model. Scholes is currently the chairman of the Board of Economic Advisers of Stamos Capital Partners. Previously he served as the chairman of Platinum Grove Asset Management and on the Dimensional Fund Advisors board of directors, American Century Mutual Fund board of directors and the Cutwater Advisory Board. He was a principal and limited partner at Long-Term Capital Management and a managing director at Salomon Brothers. Other positions Scholes held include the Edward Eagle Brown Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago, senior research fellow at the Hoover Institution, director of the Center for Research in Security Prices, and professor of finance at MIT's Sloan School of Management. Scholes earned his PhD at the University of Chicago.

Capital asset pricing model

In finance, the capital asset pricing model (CAPM) is a model used to determine a theoretically appropriate required rate of return of an asset, to make decisions about adding assets to a well-diversified portfolio.

Efficient-market hypothesis Economic theory that asset prices fully reflect all available information

The efficient-market hypothesis (EMH) is a hypothesis in financial economics that states that asset prices reflect all available information. A direct implication is that it is impossible to "beat the market" consistently on a risk-adjusted basis since market prices should only react to new information.

Eugene Fama American economist and Nobel laureate in Economics

Eugene Francis "Gene" Fama is an American economist, best known for his empirical work on portfolio theory, asset pricing, and the efficient-market hypothesis.

Merton Miller American economist

Merton Howard Miller was an American economist, and the co-author of the Modigliani–Miller theorem (1958), which proposed the irrelevance of debt-equity structure. He shared the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1990, along with Harry Markowitz and William F. Sharpe. Miller spent most of his academic career at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business.

Financial econometrics is the application of statistical methods to financial market data. Financial econometrics is a branch of financial economics, in the field of economics. Areas of study include capital markets, financial institutions, corporate finance and corporate governance. Topics often revolve around asset valuation of individual stocks, bonds, derivatives, currencies and other financial instruments.

A market anomaly in a financial market is predictability that seems to be inconsistent with theories of asset prices. Standard theories include the capital asset pricing model and the Fama-French Three Factor Model, but a lack of agreement among academics about the proper theory leads many to refer to anomalies without a reference to a benchmark theory. Indeed, many academics simply refer to anomalies as "return predictors", avoiding the problem of defining a benchmark theory.

The American Finance Association (AFA) is an academic organization whose focus is the study and promotion of knowledge of financial economics. It was formed in 1939. Its main publication, the Journal of Finance, was first published in 1946.

Michael Cole "Mike" Jensen is an American economist who works in the area of financial economics. Between 2000 and 2009 he worked for the Monitor Company Group, a strategy-consulting firm which became "Monitor Deloitte" in 2013. He holds the position of Jesse Isidor Straus Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus, at Harvard University.

The Fama–DFA Prize is an annual prize given to authors with the best capital markets and asset pricing research papers published in the Journal of Financial Economics. The award is named after Eugene Fama, who is a co-founding advisory editor of the journal, a financial economist who helped to develop the efficient-market hypothesis and random walk hypothesis in asset pricing, a 2013 Nobel laureate in Economics, a professor of finance at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago, and a research director for Dimensional Fund Advisors and the Center for Research in Securities Prices. The prize is also named for the investment advisory firm, Dimensional Fund Advisors.

Richard Roll is an American economist and professor of finance at UCLA, best known for his work on portfolio theory and asset pricing, both theoretical and empirical.

The Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis is a peer-reviewed bimonthly academic journal published by the Michael G. Foster School of Business at the University of Washington in cooperation with the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School. It publishes theoretical and empirical research in financial economics. Topics include corporate finance, investments, capital markets, securities markets, and quantitative methods of particular relevance to financial researchers.

The Deutsche Bank Prize in Financial Economics honors renowned researchers who have made influential contributions to the fields of finance and money and macroeconomics, and whose work has led to practical and policy-relevant results. It is awarded biannually, since 2005, by the Center for Financial Studies (CFS), in partnership with Goethe University Frankfurt, and is sponsored by Deutsche Bank Donation Fund. The award carries an endowment of €50,000, which is donated by the Stiftungsfonds Deutsche Bank im Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft.

<i>Annual Review of Financial Economics</i> Academic journal

The Annual Review of Financial Economics is a peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes an annual volume of review articles relevant to financial economics. It was established in 2009 and is published by Annual Reviews. The co-editors are Andrew Lo and Robert C. Merton.

<i>Journal of Banking and Finance</i> Academic journal

The Journal of Banking and Finance is a peer-reviewed academic journal covering research on financial institutions, capital markets, and topics in investments and corporate finance. In 1989 the journal absorbed Studies in Banking & Finance. A 2011 study ranked it among six elite finance journals. It publishes theoretical and empirical research papers spanning all the major research fields in finance and banking.

Campbell Russell "Cam" Harvey is a Canadian economist, known for his work on asset allocation with changing risk and risk premiums and the problem of separating luck from skill in investment management. He is currently the J. Paul Sticht Professor of International Business at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business in Durham, North Carolina, as well as a research associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is also a research associate with the Institute of International Integration Studies at Trinity College Dublin and a visiting researcher at the University of Oxford. He served as the 2016 president of the American Finance Association.

Toni Whited is the Dale L. Dykema Professor of Business Administration at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. She received her B.A. in economics and French from the University of Oregon in 1984 and then went on to receive her PhD in economics from Princeton University in 1990. She has taught in multiple areas including: finance, econometrics, and macroeconomics. In her work, she has also published over 30 articles in high level economics and finance journals. During her research she covers subjects such as corporate investment corporate cash policy, structural estimation of dynamic models, corporate diversification, and econometric solutions.

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  5. "Home". Journal of Financial Economics. Retrieved 19 November 2021.