The Quarterly Journal of Finance

Editors:
Fernando Zapatero, University of Southern California
Jean Helwege, University of California, Riverside

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2016 Best Referee Award
Bernadette Minton, Ohio State University
2016 Associate Editor of the Year
Joost Driessen, Tilburg University
2015 Associate Editor of the Year
Jing-zhi Huang, Penn State University

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Introduced by the MFA in 2011, the Quarterly Journal of Finance intends to publish high-quality papers in all areas of finance, including corporate finance, asset pricing, financial econometrics, international finance, macro-finance, behavioral finance, banking and financial intermediation, capital markets, risk management and insurance, derivatives, quantitative finance, corporate governance and compensation, investments and entrepreneurial finance.

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Associate Editor of the Year Cash Prize Award
The editors of the Quarterly Journal of Finance, Fernando Zapatero and Jean Helwege, are pleased to announce that Joost Driessen of Tilburg University has been awarded the honor of being named the QJF Associate Editor of the Year for 2016. Jing-zhi Huang of Pennsylvania State University has been named as the Associate Editor of the Year for 2015. Each award carries a $1,000 cash prize in appreciation for the important work done on behalf of the QJF.

Best QJF Referee Cash Prize Award
The editors of the Quarterly Journal of Finance, Fernando Zapatero and Jean Helwege, are pleased to announce that Bernadette Minton of Ohio State University is the winner of the 2016 Best QJF Referee award. Professor Minton provided a great service to the Quarterly Journal of Finance and is most deserving of the award. In gratitude for her hard work, the QJF awards her a $1,000 cash prize. Angie Low of Nanyang Technological University was the 2015 award recipient.

Outstanding Paper Award Cash Prize
To further promote the Quarterly Journal of Finance (QJF) as a flagship journal of the finance community, World Scientific Publishing Company and the Midwest Finance Association are proud to announce the establishment of the Best QJF Paper Award with a cash prize of USD 5000 to be given to the author(s) of the most outstanding paper published in the journal in 2013 and 2014. The recipient of the award will be selected by the Editors in consultation with members of the Editorial Board and MFA Board of Directors.

Outstanding Paper Award Recipients - Volume 4 (2014)
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.

Outstanding Paper Award Recipients - Volume 3 (2013)
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 2013 volume of the QJF. After careful consideration, the editors, Fernando Zapatero and Jean Helwege, and members of the MFA board of directors have chosen the paper "Alleviating Coordination Problems and Regulatory Constraints Through Financial Risk Management." Congratulations to authors Marcel Boyer, M. Martin Boyer, and René Garcia for their outstanding research. Their paper is available in the June issue of Volume 3.