Written on 17 October 2011.
Established in 1987, the Review of Financial Studies has quickly become a major forum for the promotion and wide dissemination of significant new research in financial economics.
It strikes a balance between theoretical and empirical contributions and looks at finance in a broad sense that includes the interface between finance and economics. The journal prides itself on publishing papers based on their quality and importance and without (undue) regard to their technical difficulty. It is widely considered as one the most prestigious scientific journals dedicated to financial economics and with an acceptance rate of less than seven per cent of submitted papers, it is also one of the most competitive venues for publication.
The journal's new executive editor is Professor David Hirshleifer of University of California, Irvine. The rest of the editorial board is composed of six editors, nineteen associate editors, and one advisory editor. EDHEC-Risk Institute PhD in Finance affiliate faculty member Professor Pietro Veronesi of the University of Chicago serves as editor. Professor Boehmer is the only editorial board member of the Review of Financial Studies not to be working at a North American university.