The Journal of Financial Economics or JFE, is a peer-reviewed academic journal covering theoretical and empirical topics in financial economics. Together with the Journal of Finance and the Review of Financial Studies, it is considered to be among the top three finance journals. The editor is Bill Schwert. The JFE had the highest impact factor of the three top journals in 2009.
Timing stock repurchases pays
Can companies buying back their own stock time the market to get a better price? This was an unanswered question in corporate finance until now.
Dramatic drop in US IPO activity can't be blamed on tougher regulations
An extensive study of initial public offerings shows dramatic changes in the IPO landscape around the world over the past two decades, including a large decrease in the importance of IPOs in the United States ...
Investment bankers lead businesses to better mergers, acquisitions
Corporations with board directors who have investment banking experience are more likely to acquire other businesses – and make better acquisitions when they do – according to a new study from the University ...
Bailed-out banks issued riskier loans
(Phys.org) —Banks that received federal bailout money approved riskier loans and shifted capital toward risky investments, according to a University of Michigan researcher.
One 'villain' of the housing crisis played only a small role
One of the major factors blamed for the subprime mortgage crisis may have actually played only a minor role in the housing meltdown, new research reveals.
CEOs who misbehave more likely part of unethical corporate culture
Chief executive officers who engage in unethical conduct for their own personal benefit tend to be part of firms that participate in other forms of corporate misbehavior, according to a new study from UT.
Research shows that financial analysts can stifle innovation
(Phys.org) —Any number of things can affect a company's ability to innovate: talent, commitment, luck and funding all play big roles. But new research from the University of Georgia shows that one factor outside a company ...
When to rein in the stock market
The stock market should be regulated only during times of extraordinary financial disruptions when speculators can destroy healthy businesses, according to a new study led by a Michigan State University scholar.