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2018 MFA Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX

The MFA's 67th Annual Meeting will be held in early March, 2018 at the Hilton Palacio Del Rio Hotel in San Antonio, TX. Follow the links under the Conferences tab at the top of the page or go directly to our 2018 meeting information page for more details about the conference.

Graduate Student Travel Grant Recipients for the 2018 Annual Meeting

The MFA congratulates the following award recipients:

  • Hojong Shin, Michigan State University
  • Arup Ganguly, University of Pittsburgh
  • William Beggs, University of Arizona
  • Fangfang Du, Arizona State University
  • Junya Jiang, UNC Charlotte
  • Teng Zhang, Georgia Tech
  • Kai lu, WUSL
  • Christoph Schiller, University of Toronto
  • Stephanie Johnson, Northwestern University
  • Qiping Huang, University of Kentucky

Announcing the QJF 2014 Volume Outstanding Paper Award Cash Prize Recipients

The Quarterly Journal of Finance and the Midwest Finance Association are pleased to announce the winner of the award for the best paper in the 2014 volume of the QJF. After careful consideration, the editors, Fernando Zapatero and Jean Helwege, and members of the MFA board of directors have selected the paper "How Much Do Analysts Influence Each Other's Forecasts?" for the award. Congratulations to authors Jonathan B. Cohn and Jennifer L. Juergens for their outstanding research. Their paper is available in the September issue of Volume 4. The winning authors share a $5,000 cash prize.

Statement on Coercive Citations (October 19, 2012)

An article written by Wilhite and Fong (2012) – Coercive Citation in Academic Publishing, Science 3, February 2012, pp. 542-543 – documents a practice by some editors of journals of requiring submitting authors, as a condition for acceptance or view, to add additional citations to articles that were published in past issues of their journals. This practice of coercive citation would unnecessarily inflate a journal's impact factor in an unfair manner. In response, the editors of the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Review of Asset Pricing Studies and Review of Corporate Finance Studies issued a joint statement condemning coercive citation practices (see The officers of the Midwest Finance Association and managing editor of the Quarterly Journal of Finance endorse these editors' statement on coercive citation.


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