Review of Financial Studies Journal Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Society for Financial Studies, Oxford University Press (OUP)

Journal description

The Review of Financial Studies is a major forum for the promotion and wide dissemination of significant new research in financial economics. As reflected by its broadly based editorial board the Review balances theoretical and empirical contributions. The primary criteria for publishing a paper are its quality and importance to the field of finance without undue regard to its technical difficulty. Finance is interpreted broadly to include the interface between finance and economics. The Review is sponsored by The Society for Financial Studies. The editors of the Review and officers of the Society are elected for limited terms.

Current impact factor: 4.75

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Additional details

5-year impact 5.18
Cited half-life 7.40
Immediacy index 0.75
Eigenfactor 0.05
Article influence 6.44
Website Review of Financial Studies website
Other titles Review of financial studies (Online)
ISSN 1465-7368
OCLC 40777420
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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Oxford University Press (OUP)

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    ABSTRACT: This paper examines how CEOs’ prior work experiences affect firms’ financial policies. Using employment data on more than 8,500 CEOs, we study the effect of being previously employed at a firm that faced financial difficulties on the decision to hold more cash. Our identification strategy exploits exogenous CEO turnovers and past employment in other firms and in roles other than the CEO. We find that firms run by CEOs who experienced financial difficulties are more conservative and hold substantially more cash. The results are stronger in poorly governed firms and are associated with a lower marginal value of cash. We find similar, yet weaker effects for CFOs.
    Review of Financial Studies 12/2015; DOI:10.2139/ssrn.2142465
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    ABSTRACT: We find that differences in individuals’ prenatal environment explain heterogeneity in financial decisions later in life. An exogenous increase in exposure to prenatal testosterone is associated with the masculinization of financial behavior, specifically with elevated risk taking and trading in adulthood. We also examine birth weight. Those with higher birth weight are more likely to participate in the stock market, whereas those with lower birth weight tend to prefer portfolios with higher volatility and skewness, consistent with compensatory behavior. Our results contribute to the understanding of how the prenatal environment shapes an individual’s behavior in financial markets later in life.
    Review of Financial Studies 11/2015; DOI:10.1093/rfs/hhv065
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    ABSTRACT: This article solves a realistically calibrated life cycle model of consumption and portfolio choice with non-tradable labor income and borrowing constraints. Since labor income substitutes for riskless asset holdings, the optimal share invested in equities is roughly decreasing over life. We compute a measure of the importance of human capital for investment behavior. We find that ignoring labor income generates large utility costs, while the cost of ignoring only its risk is an order of magnitude smaller, except when we allow for a disastrous labor income shock. Moreover, we study the implications of introducing endogenous borrowing constraints in this incomplete-markets setting.
    Review of Financial Studies 03/2015; 18.
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    ABSTRACT: We use credit default swaps (CDS) trading data to demonstrate that the credit risk of reference firms, reflected in rating downgrades and bankruptcies, increases significantly upon the inception of CDS trading, a finding that is robust after controlling for the endogeneity of CDS trading. Additionally, distressed firms are more likely to file for bankruptcy if they are linked to CDS trading. Furthermore, firms with more "no restructuring" contracts than other types of CDS contracts (i.e., contracts that include restructuring) are more adversely affected by CDS trading, and the number of creditors increases after CDS trading begins, exacerbating creditor coordination failure in the resolution of financial distress. © 2014 © The Author 2014. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of The Society for Financial Studies. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please e-mail: [email protected] /* */
    Review of Financial Studies 10/2014; 27(10):2926-2960. DOI:10.1093/rfs/hhu038
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    ABSTRACT: We develop and solve a model of optimal portfolio choice with transaction costs and predictability in house prices. We model house prices using a process with a time-varying expected growth rate. Housing adjustments are infrequent and characterized by both the wealth-to-housing ratio and the expected growth in house prices. We find that the housing portfolio share immediately after moving to a more valuable house is higher during periods of high expected growth in house prices. We also find that the share of wealth invested in risky assets is lower during periods of high expected growth in house prices. Finally, the decrease in risky portfolio holdings for households moving to a more valuable house is greater in high-growth periods. These findings are robust to tests using household-level data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) and Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) surveys. The coefficients obtained using model-simulated data are consistent with those obtained in the empirical tests.
    Review of Financial Studies 03/2014; 27(3):823-880. DOI:10.1093/rfs/hht062

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    ABSTRACT: Using a novel dataset on correlation swaps, we study the relation between correlation risk, hedge fund characteristics and their risk-return profile. We find that hedge funds' ability to create market neutral returns is often associated with a significant exposure to correlation risk, which helps to explain the large abnormal returns found in previous models. We also estimate a significant negative market price of correlation risk, which accounts for the cross-section of hedge fund excess returns. Finally, we detect a pronounced nonlinear relation between correlation risk exposure and the tail risk of hedge fund returns.
    Review of Financial Studies 01/2014; 27(2):581-616. DOI:10.2139/ssrn.1221342
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    ABSTRACT: We study the relations between management contract terms and performance in private equity using new data for 837 funds from 1984–2010. We find no evidence that higher fees or lower managerial ownership are associated with lower net-of-fee performance. Nevertheless, compensation rises and shifts to performance-insensitive components during fundraising booms. Further, the behavior of distributions around contractual fee triggers is consistent with an underlying agency conflict between investors and fund managers. Our evidence suggests that managers with higher fees deliver higher gross performance, and highlights that agency costs are an inevitable consequence of the information frictions endemic to agency relationships.
    Review of Financial Studies 11/2013; 26(11):2760-2797. DOI:10.1093/rfs/hht055
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    ABSTRACT: We explore a continuous-time agency model with double moral hazard. Using a venture capitalist (VC)–entrepreneur relationship where the VC both supplies costly effort and chooses the optimal timing of the initial public offering (IPO), we show that optimal IPO timing is earlier under double moral hazard than under single moral hazard. Our results also indicate that the manager's compensation tends to be paid earlier under double moral hazard. We derive several comparative static results, notably that IPO timing is earlier when the need for monitoring by the VC is smaller and when the volatility of cash flows is larger.
    Review of Financial Studies 10/2013; 26(10):2620-2647. DOI:10.1093/rfs/hht027
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    ABSTRACT: Market liberalization may not result in full market integration if implicit barriers are important. We test this proposition for investable and non-investable segments of 22 emerging markets (EMs). We also measure the degree of integration for six major developed markets (DMs) as a meaningful benchmark. We find that while the DMs are close to fully integrated, both EM segments are not effectively integrated with the global economy. We quantify the importance of implicit barriers and show that better institutions, stronger corporate governance and more transparent markets in EMs would jointly contribute to a higher degree of integration by about 20-30 percent.
    Review of Financial Studies 01/2013; Vol. 26, No. 7:1694-1739.
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    ABSTRACT: We show that stock prices are more accurate when short sellers are more active. First, in a large panel of NYSE-listed stocks, intraday informational efficiency of prices improves with greater shorting flow. Second, at monthly and annual horizons, more shorting flow accelerates the incorporation of public information into prices. Third, greater shorting flow reduces post-earnings announcement drift for negative earnings surprises. Fourth, short sellers change their trading around extreme return events in a way that aids price discovery and reduces divergence from fundamental values. These results are robust to various econometric specifications and their magnitude is economically meaningful.
    Review of Financial Studies 01/2013; DOI:10.2139/ssrn.972620