Recent AFFECT News

Call for Grant Applications

The NBER is calling for grant proposals related to research in the field of household finance. This includes the financial functions of payments, saving and investing/portfolio-choice, borrowing/credit, and risk management, and also encompasses... Read More


AFFECT sponsored the 5th annual Women Assistant/Associate Professors of Finance Conference at Stern (WAPFIN@Stern). The conference, which took place Sept 27-28 2019 at NYU Stern, included 35 junior women faculty and seven senior... Read More

AFFECT (Academic Female Finance Committee) is a committee of the American Finance Association (AFA), designed to promote the advancement of women academics in the field of finance through:

  • Promoting gender equality
  • Facilitating networking among women
  • Conducting research on the standing of women, and on factors related to differences in the career paths of men versus women
  • Providing mentoring of women

About the logo

AFFECT-logo-01-shape-75x74Our logo is inspired by the idea of the glass ceiling in the form of a “Rose Cut” gemstone in gemmology. In addition, the interconnecting lines represent the benefits of networking, across women within the profession and around the world.

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