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American Finance Association

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The American Finance Association (AFA) is the premier academic organization devoted to the study and promotion of knowledge about financial economics. The purpose of the Association is "to provide for the mutual association of persons with an interest in finance to improve public understanding of financial problems, and to provide for the exchange of financial ideas through the distribution of a periodical and other media; to encourage the study of finance in colleges and universities; to conduct such other activities as may be appropriate for a non-profit, professional society in the field of finance."

The AFA was planned at a meeting in December 1939 in Philadelphia. The Journal of Finance was first published in August 1946 when dues were $3 a year. Association membership has grown steadily over time. Today the AFA has over 8,000 members and dues are $80 a year. The AFA sponsors an annual meeting each January where the President speaks on a chosen topic and papers that cover the gamut of financial topics are presented. The current President of the Association is Hans Stoll of Vanderbilt University. David Pyle of the University of California, Berkeley serves as Executive Secretary and Treasurer. The Association has a board that rotates over time and assists in key decisions. Membership in the Association is on a calendar year basis and is available only through written application.

Journals in JSTOR from American Finance Association
1 Journal in JSTOR Date Range
The Journal of Finance 1946 - 2013

Correspondence regarding the Association should be sent to: Prof. David A. Pyle
Executive Secretary/Treasurer
American Finance Association
Haas School of Business
University of California, Berkeley
545 Student Services Bldg.
Berkeley, CA 94720-1900
Phone: (510) 642-4417

Articles for The Journal of Finance should be submitted to the editor:

Professor René Stulz
College of Business-AFA
Ohio State University
Fisher Hall 806
2100 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210
phone: (614) 292-8449

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