Winners of the RAPS Awards

The winners of the annual RAPS Awards were announced at the virtual Awards Reception on May 25 as part of the SFS Cavalcade. We are pleased to share the winners:

Best Paper Award
“Preventing Controversial Catastrophes”
Steven D. Baker, Burton Hollifield, and Emilio Osambela
Prize: $10,000

Referee of the Year
Juhani Linnainmaa
Prize: $1000

Rising Scholar Award
“Publication Bias and the Cross-Section of Stock Returns”
Andrew Y. Chen and Tom Zimmermann
Prize: $5000

Congratulations to all our award winners!

Forthcoming Paper

“Pricing Implications of Covariances and Spreads in Currency Markets” by Thomas Andreas Maurer, Thuy Duong To, and Ngoc-Khanh Tran

Announcing the Next Executive Editor of RAPS

Zhiguo He

We are very pleased to announce that Zhiguo He has agreed to serve as the next Executive Editor of RAPS. He will serve as a RAPS editor starting on July 1, 2021, and will begin as the executive editor on  January 1, 2022. Zhiguo is the Fuji Bank and Heller Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Previously Zhiguo was an Associate Editor of the Review of Financial Studies. A more complete bio and his publications can be found on his website.

Forthcoming Paper

“Fundamental Arbitrage under the Microscope: Evidence from Detailed Hedge Fund Transaction Data” by Bastian von Beschwitz, Sandro Lunghi, and Daniel Schmidt

RAPS Keynote Speaker

The RAPS Cavalcade Keynote will be Eugene Fama (University of Chicago). This very special keynote will consist entirely of questions and answers.  Please email your questions to Jeffrey Pontiff. The keynote will take place on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, from 3:45-4:30pm.