Call for Papers

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AFFECT is sponsoring a series of virtual seminars that will provide an opportunity for junior scholars, especially women, to present their research.  The first seminars will be held on Tuesday, June 16 from 2:00 p.m. until 3:20 p.m. EST.  We plan to accept two papers (with a discussant) … Read More

AFFECT Initiatives

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Dear AFFECT friends, In this unprecedented COVID-19 environment, we have been considering ways in which AFFECT can best assure the equitable treatment of women in the profession. We are currently focused on two efforts: Virtual Panel Discussion: Women and the COVID-19 crisis. Wei Jiang will moderate … Read More

Recap- Showcasing Women in Finance

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The ‘Showcasing Women in Finance’ was held in November 2019 in Luxembourg and was organized by the Department of Finance of the University of Luxembourg and AFFECT, the Academic Female Finance Committee. The keynote speech was held by our chair, Manju Puri and the conference included … Read More

Call for Grant Applications

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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 the policy choices of businesses and government agencies that affect household decision-making. They … Read More

WAPFIN@STERN 2019

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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 women faculty. Friday’s paper session, which was open to the public, consisted of … Read More

Call for Papers

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The second Women in Finance Workshop will be held on March 30th, 2020 in Frankfurt, Germany at Goethe University. The workshop is hosted by the Center for Advanced Studies on the Foundations of Law and Finance at the House of Finance. More information and the call … Read More

Allocation of Talent

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Throughout the last 50 years there has been a shift in the composition of highly-skilled workers. The paper, The Allocation of Talent and U.S. Economic Growth, analyses the allocation of talent and percentage change of more women and black men entering the highly-skilled workforce. Read the … Read More

Climate Report by the AEA

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The new climate report by AEA was released in September 2019. The objective is to monitor changes over time in economics. The areas of interest and focus are gender, inclusivity and work environments. You can read the full report here: AEA Climate Report 2019

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