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The Remarkable Growth in Financial Economics, 1974-2020

The Gupta Governance Institute’s Center for Corporate Governance of Drexel University is pleased to announce that G. William Schwert will give an online seminar on Thursday, January 14th. Professor Schwert, of the University of Rochester, has served as an editor of the Journal of Financial Economics since 1979, and he will be offering his perspective on the many changes over this long period.

Abstract

Academic finance has grown and evolved in the 46 years since the Journal of Financial Economics (JFE) began publishing papers. This paper uses detailed data on the 2,858 papers written by 3,152 different authors published in the JFE from 1974-2019. Cumulatively, these papers have received 278,018 citations from other published papers as reflected in the Social Science Citation Index. Increasing computing power and electronic communication have likely resulted in trends toward more empirical work, more co-authorship, and more complex papers. Growth in the demand for finance faculty has driven up faculty salaries, and therefore the demand for journal services.

Recording

The recording to this seminar can be found here. The password to access the recording is JFE#19742020

Attachments

The Remarkable Growth in Financial Economics, 1974-2020

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Online Appendix - The Remarkable Growth in Financial Economics, 1974-2020

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Presentation Slides

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Who should attend?

Audience

  • Faculty
  • PhD
  • Higher Education