Editor’s Choice: December

The Editor’s Choice paper for December 2018 (issue 8/2) is “Option Valuation with Volatility Components, Fat Tails, and Nonmonotonic Pricing Kernels” by Kadir Babaoğlu, Peter Christoffersen, Steven Heston, and Kris Jacobs. You can read the article free online here.

Rising Scholar Award

In 2018, RAPS presented their first Rising Scholar Award. The $5000 prize is awarded to a paper that was published in RAPS in which no author on the paper received either their current academic appointment or most recent Ph.D. more than 6 years prior to when the paper was submitted to RAPS. Is your paper eligible? Check the requirements and if you are eligible, remember to select “Rising Scholar” as your paper type when you submit to RAPS.

Forthcoming Papers

“The Unexpected Activeness of Passive Investors: A World-Wide Analysis of ETFs” by Si Cheng, Massimo Massa, and Hong Zhang

“Real Exchange Rates and Currency Risk Premia” by Pierluigi Balduzzi and I-Hsuan Ethan Chiang

2019 RCFS/RAPS Conference at Baha Mar

Following the success of the first RCFS conference last year, the Society for Financial Studies is hosting a joint RCFS/RAPS conference at Nassau in the Bahamas from February 15 to 17, 2019. The sponsoring editors are: (RCFS) Andrew Ellul, Isil Erel, Gregor Matvos, Uday Rajan, and (RAPS) Jeffrey Pontiff, Hui Chen, Thierry Foucault, and Nikolai Roussanov. The submission period is September 7 – November 1, 2018. The Call for Papers may be viewed here.

Submission Fees for Dual Submission Papers

Please be advised of our new policy regarding dual submission papers. If your dual submission paper is invited to continue the submission process with the journal, the submission fee will be waived for the first round of submission to the journal. If there are subsequent rounds of submission, the standard submission fee will be required. This differs from our prior policy in which the fees were waived for dual submission papers for subsequent rounds of submission. This change is to help cover the cost of referee fees. If you have any questions about whether you need to pay a fee, please contact Managing Editor Jaclyn Einstein before completing your submission.